Manager, Accounting in Paisley, United Kingdom

  • Contract
  • Paisley

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Job Description

When you’re part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation. As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of $40 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Position Summary:

Thermo Fisher Scientific has an excellent opportunity for a result driven qualified accountant to join the Global Business Services finance team based in Paisley. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a rapidly growing centre of excellence in an organisation considered a global leader in its field. The centre covers entities with an annual revenue of approximately $6 Billion and supports the Life Sciences Solutions Group (LSG), Special Diagnostics Group (SDG) and Analytical Instruments Group (AIG) of Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Reporting to the Senior Manager RTR Paisley SDG Operations the role will be responsible for the Finance operations for 17 entities located in UK and Europe. The role requires deep understanding of the operational finance end to end processes. It must provide a high standard of business partnering to various functions outside of finance. The manager will be responsible for a team of 7, so experience in people leading is preferable.

The successful candidate must be a high-potential prepared to ensure the team delivers accurate and timely reporting results. They must be assured at working in a large multi-national; complex structure with the ability to prioritise and follow through in a fast-paced, multitask environment.


  • Lead a division of the SDG accounting operations team, responsible for the monthly US GAAP reporting for the EMEA region.

  • Mentor, coach and develop the team of finance professionals and driving a performance and customer first culture.

  • Accountable for ensuring that all operational finance activities are completed accurately and on time.

  • Deliver operational excellence.

  • Lead, promote and drive a PPI culture in the team, taking accountability for the delivery of projects feeding into the annual productivity targets.

  • Key contact for the business/ customers on projects and initiatives as required by working closely with other GBS departments and functions (i.e. Legal entity rationalization / productivity optimization).

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Qualified Accountant (CA, CIMA or ACCA.) 

  • Prior experience delivering in a fast-paced.

Knowledge, skills, Abilities:

  • People Management experience.

  • Comfortable communicating with and presenting to various stakeholders. 

  • Able to organise and prioritise multiple complex situations.  

  • Accuracy is required in performing all aspects of the role.

  • High level of proactivity to drive continuous improvement.

  • Deep technical accounting expertise.

  • Strong investigative, analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Solid understanding of US GAAP (Desired but not crucial.) 

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of over 40 billion and 130,000 employees in over 50 countries. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, increasing productivity in their laboratories, improving patient health through diagnostics or the development and manufacture of life-changing therapies, we are here to support them.

All of our employees share a common set of values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement. Our ability to grow year after year is driven by our ability to attract, develop and retain world-class people who will thrive in our environment and share in our desire to improve humanity by enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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