Management Accountant

United Kingdom, Slough

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

We are currently seeking an experienced Management Accountant to join our Centre of Excellence for biopharmaceutical process development and small-scale GMP manufacturing in Slough, UK.

You will be acting as the financial business partner for key departments (engineering & maintenance and enabling functions) with responsibility for Financial Control, Planning and Analysis of Primary Costs, FTEs and CapEx.

Key responsibilities:

  • Around 25% of the time spent in this role will be focused on improving the current process / reporting  for the Finance function. As an example you will be required to map out current processes using MS Visio (e.g. month end close processes, CAPEX management, etc.) and suggest improvements that could be put in place.
  • Business Partnering and financial control activities to support the Technical services function.
  • Acting as backup to the Development Controller to learn the role and execute tasks on a rotational basis (e.g MPR analysis, Flying Carpet, Outlook)
  • Responsible for preparation of standard reporting packages (Month end and Outlook)
  • Assisting in the preparation of annual budget and mid-term plan and monitor and understand progress of actual data versus planned data and drivers for underlying variances. Working with stakeholders to clearly communicate and maximise opportunities.
  • Performing the Revenue recognition process in SAP.
  • Be the Site Internal control (ICS) lead to ensure that all ICS controls are performed and coordinate the annual ICS control compliance requirements.

What we need you to have:

  • Qualified / part qualified accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA or equivalent).
  • Advanced Excel knowledge (Macros, Pivots, Vlookups, etc.)
  • Power BI / Power Query knowledge.
  • Business Partnering & relationship building.
  • Experienced SAP/BW user.

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.  

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R38760