Assistant Accountant

Catalent Pharma Solutions
Bathgate, UK
26 Mar 2019
22 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Not qualified, Part qualified
Catalent Pharma Solutions has an exciting opportunity for an experienced, diligent and hardworking Assistant Accountant to join the existing Finance team at Bathgate, Scotland. As an Assistant Accountant , preferably from Pharma/FMCG or Manufacturing industries you will be comfortable communicating with the various other functions within the business and enjoy working with a volume transactional workload of client invoices with a high level of accuracy. As the Assistant Accountant you will join the team to provide additional support to accounting duties undertaken by the group to support the businesses wider aims and objectives. The key focus will be to deliver the billing timely to clients and ensure the completeness of the monthly management accounts. The Role: Provide accurate and timely client billing and recognition of revenue in line with contractual terms Provide accurate and timely billing of all third party costs, working closely with AP team to ensure costs are allocated correctly and subsequently billed onto clients. Assist in resolving Aged debt issues liaising between client and project management ensuring a clean AR position. Assisting Shared Service centre with submitting invoices to clients in required formats. Assist in annual audit - preparation of reconciliations, liaising with auditors and justification of balance sheet at year end. Preparation of Financial Reporting, to provide accurate monthly / yearly financial reports to present to Management. Including analysis of revenue v costs to ensure a good contribution margin. Assisting AP department in making payments to suppliers and ensuring all outstanding bills are paid in a timely manner. Undertake ad-hoc work as required and respond effectively to any queries arising. The Candidate You will have strong Excel skills Part qualified accountant or AAT finalist is preferable You will be able to display minimum 2-3 years overall accounting and finance experience Costing experience ideally relevant to Pharma/FMCG or manufacturing Experience with JD Edwards is a plus, Hyperion and/or other relational databases are a plus You will be a team player with strong influencing and interpersonal skills Be a proactive self-motivated approach with strong analytical skills and a high level of integrity Good communication and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise work in order to meet timetables and deadlines Position Benefits Competitive Salary Bupa Healthcare Pension Life assurance policy This job was originally posted as