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Valneva Scotland Ltd
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11 Apr 2021

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Valneva is a speciality vaccine company focused on prevention of infectious diseases with significant unmet medical need. The Company has several vaccines in development, including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, COVID-19 and chikungunya. Valneva's portfolio also includes two commercial vaccines for travellers.

A fantastic new opportunity has arisen to join our Finance Team as we experience an exciting time of growth, suited to a NQ level Accountant who is ready to embark on a career within Industry.

This role will support the local finance director and existing local finance controller during a period of substantial growth for the business by having responsibility for day to day management of a number of key financial systems and processes ensuring adherence to external and internal regulations. The role will also support the business growth through ad hoc project work from time to time.

  • Responsibility for a number of month end close balance sheet and profit and loss account processes
  • Maintenance and control of the purchase and sales ledger which may include supporting the AP clerk with processing of documentation during growth phase
  • Responsibility for the timely payment of all suppliers in accordance with Valneva Scotland Ltd terms of business
  • Deal with any escalated supplier queries and resolve promptly
  • Management of COGS and Inventory cycle
  • Fixed asset register management
  • Maintain and reconcile cash
  • Ensure accuracy and maintenance of Accruals, Inter company and Prepayments
  • Out of hours work as required by the business from time to time to support the accounting calendar
  • Assist with completion of budget and forecast cycles where requested
  • Assist with preparation and analysis of draft management accounts and commentary
  • Assist with preparation and information gathering for ad hoc financial modelling
  • Assist with completion of HMRC documentation in relation to VAT including submission of return
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements

Job Requirements


  • Either holder of a recognised Accounting Qualification, nearly qualified or be qualified by experience

  • 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 standard costing
  • Have knowledge and experience of internal controls and SOX
  • Have experience of working with colleagues internationally

Required Skills:
  • Intellectually curious, with a desire to learn about their chosen industry / sector
  • High level of consistency, accuracy and numeracy
  • Proactive and positive mind set, which embraces change
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Knowledge of ERP accounting and Microsoft AX
  • Ability to be flexible and collaborate to support the success of a small team
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