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Senior Accounting Analyst II

Abington, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 29, 2024

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Full Time
What if the work you did every day could impact the lives of people you know? Or all of humanity?

At Illumina, we are expanding access to genomic technology to realize health equity for billions of people around the world. Our efforts enable life-changing discoveries that are transforming human health through the early detection and diagnosis of diseases and new treatment options for patients.

Working at Illumina means being part of something bigger than yourself. Every person, in every role, has the opportunity to make a difference. Surrounded by extraordinary people, inspiring leaders, and world changing projects, you will do more and become more than you ever thought possible.

Senior Accounting Analyst II

Cambridge - Hub & Hybrid

Due to Internal Promotion, we have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Accounting Analyst II to join our Accounting Team in Cambridge, where you will be responsible for a number of legal entities within the Europe region.

This role is based in Cambridge and will be hub and hybrid with the expectation of 1 to 2 days a week in the Illumina Centre office.

Illumina's employee benefits are industry-leading and include, flexible time off, private medical insurance, compassion and care time off, leisure travel insurance, pension, employee stock purchasing program, volunteer time off, and much more!

Why you:

You will have a proven solid accounting background with experience of developing and maintaining one or more accounting systems including journal entries, General Ledger, Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payable, Revenue Reconciliation.

As a professional controller of your own entities, you will have excellent problem-solving skills and ability to effectively collaborate with the wider accounting functions. You will be the main point of contact for accounting queries from various internal functions and external stakeholders, therefore effective communication skills are essential.

You will review and interpret financial reporting requirements, rules and regulations. Balances books and prepare profit and loss, cash flow, income and balance sheet statements and monitor and develop monthly reports of revenue and expenditure for projects.

Scope of


  • Provides record of assets, liabilities and other financial transactions.
  • May assist in the setup of processes and procedures that properly capture, track and report transactions in accordance with company policy.
  • May interpret reports and records for managers/stakeholders.
  • Applies advanced wide-ranging experience and professional knowledge to provide solutions in creative and effective ways.
  • Directs the application of existing principles and guides development of new policies and ideas. Understands the interrelationships of different disciplines.
  • Works on complex assignments where problem solving requires in-depth evaluation of varying factors and practices/procedures must be determined.
  • Enhances internal and external working relationships and networks with key contacts outside area of expertise.
  • Adapts style to differing audiences and frequently advises others on complex matters that relate to the wider business and require persuasion.
  • May train and mentor junior level staff.
  • Work is reviewed upon completion and is consistent with departmental objectives.
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Responsible for preparation of journal entries, reconciliations, and monthly management accounts.
  • Management and oversight of the external audit process and external financial reporting.


You will have as strong accounting proven experience alongside ACCA / ACA / CIMA or equivalent Qualification.

This role would suit both individuals from practice and industry commercially focused backgrounds.

What Can You Expect

Our team members are bright, energetic, and dedicated - they are the driving force behind our innovation and impact. To attract the best and brightest, we offer a competitive employee benefits program. We view it as a smart investment in our people, one that recognizes the tremendous value they bring to our business every day. At Illumina, we push boundaries. We think beyond the conventional. We dream big. With the energy of so many bright and accomplished people, the opportunities are endless.


Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information.

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