Opportunities for interim, contract and temporary positions

Finance Manager (Maternity Cover, 12 Month FTC)

Who we are?

Horizon Discovery, part of Perkin Elmer, has combined life science research and applied genomics portfolios to deliver an innovative suite of solutions that support scientists on their journey through drug discovery and development. Horizon’s services and reagents, which leverage gene-editing and modulation technologies, are now complemented by PerkinElmer’s imaging, detection, automation and LabChip platforms to better enable critical elements of the drug development and therapeutic value chain, particularly in the area of precision medicine.It’s therefore an exciting and challenging time to join Horizon as we continue a significant scale up programme.

Job summary

We are looking for a Finance Manager to join our HQ based in Cambridge to support and lead the finance team on a 12 month FTC basis.  This is an exciting opportunity to lead a talented team of 5 who are responsible for transaction processing and financial accounting in the UK

Key Responsibilities:

  • Own the financial ledger of the UK legal entities in compliance with Group Accounting Policy and local tax codes, government regulations and filing requirements
  • Ensure compliance with all Group policies and procedures
  • Maintain a strong controls environment
  • Support and managing teams involvement in audit processes (internal and external audits, HMRC audits)
  • Coordination of monthly close activities, ensuring accuracy of figures and timely delivery of results for group reporting
  • Support in designing and implementing process improvements, working closely with wider global finance teams to ensure efficiency and consistency of processes across the Group.
  • Conduct regular balance sheet and P&L reviews and variance analyses in line with Group policies and processes
  • Compliance with local tax requirements (e.g. VAT, sales tax, PAYE, PSA, withholding tax)
  • Cash management, including completion of cash flow projections for group reporting, proposals for internal cash transfers and foreign currency exchanges and authorisation of payments on the banking portal.
  • Support in planning of strategic project implementation and provide input on impact of projects on the financial processing and reporting.
  • Other duties as determined by the Group Financial Controller

About you

  • Qualified or qualified by experience accountant with experience as a Financial Controller
  • Experience managing a team of individuals
  • Highly accurate and good attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to prioritise and make recommendations as required
  • Experience of Microsoft Office with strong knowledge of Excel
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX experience would be desirable
  • External audit experience


If this sounds like you then this is your opportunity to apply your skills and interests to projects that will positively impact patient outcomes, apply now!