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EMEA Accounting Manager

  • Location: Berkshire, Reading
  • Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus & benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: 9348954640
  • Recruiter: Joshua MacDonnell
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One of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies EMEA headquartered out of Reading, UK, have an exciting new opportunity for a qualified accounting manager. With global revenues in excess of $10bn and 50,000 employees across 100 countries, opportunities for growth and career development are excellent. The company's reputation not only for excellence but also for turning out some of the most well rounded accountants in the Thames Valley is an indicator of how well they care for their employees and the options available to them.

The EMEA site payments team manager role is an exciting chance for a qualified acca / cima / aca accountant with proven management experience, operational exposure and a proficiency with systems and big data. The team manages end-to-end investigator payment processes including the coordination and facilitation of grants to investigators involved in clinical trials. The manager will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Managing staff in accordance with organization's policies and applicable legislation. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance and guiding professional development; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing employee relations issues and resolving problems. Approve actions on human resources matters, including salary administration.
  • Managing staff by assigning them with their responsibilities when necessary, by establishing goals that will increase knowledge and skill levels, and by delegating tasks commensurate with skill level.
  • May participate in the selection and on-boarding process for new staff by conducting candidate review and participating in the interview process. Ensure staff have the appropriate materials, systems' access and training to complete job responsibilities.
  • Supporting senior management with driving key initiatives and developing strategies to improve the overall payments process

Ideal candidate profiles will be:

  • CIMA/ACCA OR educated to degree level with a relevant subject OR equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • 4-5 years minimum people management experience 10+ report
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Decision Making / process improvement
  • Strategic planning
  • Management of others / strong leadership
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple work requirements to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including SharePoint
  • Ability to identify financial issues, develop and execute mitigating actions.

For more information, a full JD or a confidential chat about what is on offer please call 01189078242 or email

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