Financial Controller

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • Southern England
  • 41964716

PE Global is currently recruiting a Financial Controller for a 12-month contract role with a leading biotechnology client based in Cambridge.

The primary working location is remote but the individual needs to be able to commute to the office as and when required to.



  • Manage monthly/quarterly close with oversight of Global Accounting Hub activities and supervision of our outsourced service provider.
  • Research technical accounting issues and determine tax treatments under local GAAP in partnership with global tax and global accounting colleagues.
  • Manage relationship with UK and Irish audit teams and take responsibility for all statutory reporting including audited accounts and all tax filings.
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls framework.
  • Lead/support internal controls processes such as quarterly balance sheet reviews, risk-based review of significant payments and cash flow forecasting.


  • Oversee all tax filings and payments in conjunction with outsourced partner.
  • Manage Transfer Pricing analysis in conjunction with European tax team.
  • Manage tax audits and HMRC enquires.
  • Lead support for Senior Accounting Officer (SAO) review and other tax compliance responsibilities.
  • Management of tax provisioning in partnership with EU tax team.
  • Responsible for miscellaneous HMRC filings e.g. PSA, employment related securities.


  • Experienced Financial Accountant in a complex multinational business with demonstrated success in a Senior Financial Accountant/Financial Controller role, ideally in the pharmaceutical sector.
  • ACA / CIMA / ACCA or equivalent accounting qualification.
  • Demonstrated excellent technical knowledge of UK and Irish GAAP, UK and Irish tax, transfer pricing and accounting systems/processes; experience with US GAAP.
  • Demonstrated capability to learn quickly, being open and flexible to changes, in a matrixed and multinational environment.
  • Demonstrated high level of analytical skills and the ability to solve complex problems.
  • Excellent computer skills in the Microsoft Office environment, particularly MS Excel.
  • Experience with SAP or similar ERP Solution.

Interested candidates should submit an updated CV

Please click the link below to apply, call Alba on +44 203 966 9800 or alternatively send an up to date CV

***Please note our client cannot assist with any visa sponsorship and candidates must have the correct visa to live and work in UK***

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