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Accountant II

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Linwood, Paisley, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description


Job Title:
Senior Associate Accountant

Job Profile Title: (Internal title) Senior Associate Accountant

Direct Report To: LSLPG Team Franklin Finance Manager

Group/ Division: GBS

Career Band: 5

Career Track:


Inchinnan, United Kingdom

Number of Direct Reports: 0

When you're part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation. As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

This role is a fixed term contract until 18 October 2024

Position Summary:

We have an excellent opportunity for an ambitious Accountant to join our team based in Paisley. This is an exciting opportunity to work in an expanding European finance team in an organisation considered a global leader in its field which offers great career support, development and opportunities.

The centre provides financial controllership in the region across various Thermo Fisher Scientific groups, including Life Sciences Solutions, Special Diagnostics and Laboratory Products. Currently we are responsible a large number of entities reporting a total of $2 Billion of revenue per year.


  • Understanding the financials and the picture they paint of the business
  • Providing analysis and commentaries of monthly performance
  • Ensuring the timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of monthly closing activities
  • Preparing accounting entries
  • Performing balance sheet account reconciliations - researching and resolving any reconciling items on a monthly basis
  • Management reporting to Corporate through Hyperion
  • Working cross functionally with the other finance and non-finance teams based both on site and remotely
  • Preparing and submitting of government and other agency returns
  • Ensuring compliance with Corporate Accounting policies, procedures and controls (Sarbanes-Oxley Act)

Skills Required:
  • An individual with a passion, commitment and desire to succeed. Highly motivated and detail oriented with excellent communication, computer and organisational skills
  • Someone who flourishes working with people to find innovative new solutions
  • Previous experience in a large scale organisation would be beneficial
  • Experience of month end reporting, management accounting, balance sheet reconciliations
  • Prior exposure to statutory accounts, tax & VAT returns would be advantageous
  • Ability to prioritise and follow through in a fast-paced, multitask environment
  • Ability to work well under time constraints
  • Proficient in MS Excel
  • Working knowledge of ERPs (SAP) (Desired but not essential)

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Part-Qualified Accountant (CA, CIMA or ACCA)

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