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Junior Accountant

Livingston, West Lothian, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Mar 1, 2024

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Job Role
Assistant Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
Valneva is a speciality vaccine company focused on the development and commercialization of prophylactic vaccines for infectious diseases with significant unmet medical need. Valneva has leveraged its expertise and capabilities both to successfully commercialize two vaccines and to rapidly advance a broad range of vaccine candidates into and through the clinic, including candidates against Lyme disease, the chikungunya virus and COVID-19.

Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the U.S. with over 700 employees.

Please find a link to our corporate video for a quick insight into Valneva

This role will support the local Senior Accountant and the accounting team for the business by assisting with the day to day management of a number of key financial systems and processes ensuring adherence to external and internal regulations.

  • Responsibility for a number of month-end close balance sheet and profit and loss acoount processes
  • Maintenance and control of the purchase and sales ledger which may include supporting the AP clerk with processing of documentation.
  • Responsibility for the timely payment of all suppliers in accordance with terms of business
  • Deal with any escalated supplier queries and resolve promptly
  • Assist with the reconciliation of the Purchase Ledger to the General Ledger on a monthly basis
  • Processing expenses monthly
  • Support the AR function
  • Fixed asset register management
  • Maintain and reconcile cash
  • Assist with liaising with auditors
  • Assist with completion of HMRC documentation in relation to VAT including submission of return
  • Assist with preparation and information gathering for ad hoc purposes
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements
  • Out of hours work as required by the business from time to time to support the accounting calendar



• Studying towards relevant Accounting qualification (AAT/ACCA/CIMA etc)

• Be prepared to work full time and study in your own time


• Have knowledge and experience of working in or alongside small and medium enterprises

• Have knowledge and experience of working in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industries

• Have knowledge and experience of internal controls and SOX

• Have experience of working with colleagues internationally

  • Stock Options
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Gym membership OR fitness allowance
  • Free Fruit
  • Many others included

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