Financial Accountant Location: Cambridgeshire Salary: Competitive Job Type: Full Time Horizon Discovery is an award-winning Biotechnology company headquartered in Cambridge, UK. We deliver science-driven research solutions advancing the understanding of the genetic basis of disease and the delivery of better healthcare outcomes for patients. Horizon is recruiting for a Financial Accountant with a hands-on approach to support the Finance Manager in supervising the transactional team and activities across various areas within the department. Responsibilities of the Financial Accountant: •Maintain the financial ledger of a legal entity in compliance with Group Accounting Policy, local tax codes, government regulations and filing requirements. •Book ledger entries to reflect financial activities in compliance with above (may include some or all of: accruals, fixed assets, stock/inventory, accounts receivables, accounts payables, expenses, payroll, cash, tax) •Participate in monthly close activities including fixed asset accounting, local entity accounts, time recording, provision for bad debt •Lead the Bad debt provision and credit control processes. •Manage the fixed asset ledger •Preparation of VAT returns, EC sales and Intrastat reporting. •Supervise Transactional team and activities with a hands-on approach, ensuring accurate and timely AP/AR postings including invoice posting to AP and AR ledgers when required. •Assist in the management of local treasury activity including bank reconciliations and credit card postings, forecasting, deposit cheques, etc when required. •Participate in audit activity, ensure journal backup documentation is complete, organized, and easily accessible. •Ensuring absolute accuracy of GL accounting and all financial reports, timely account reconciliations •When required support GL journal postings and in other areas to ensure accurate ledgers •Maintain compliance with financial controls •Communicate potential risks and opportunities when identified •Support the development of new systems, processes and reports •Other ad hoc responsibilities as determined by the Finance Manager Requirements of the Financial Accountant: •Highly accurate and good attention to detail •Able to work well on own initiative and manage a team. •Hands on approach to various tasks and suggestions for process improvements. •Experience of Microsoft Office with very good/Intermediate level knowledge of Excel •Microsoft Dynamics AX experience would be desirable Benefits of the Financial Accountant: •Group Personal Pension Plan with enhanced company contribution •Medical, Health & Life Insurances •Employee share purchase plan (Sharesave) •25 days annual leave •One paid working day each year for volunteering If you feel like you meet the above criteria of the Financial Accountant, please apply now!