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Senior Corporate Accountant


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Senior Corporate Accountant

Fixed term contract until May 2022

37.5 hours per week

Walsgrave, Coventry

Being a finance professional at McKesson UK means being more than simply a finance professional. The numbers whiz. The insight finder. The business partner. Join us, and you could be all these things and more. Based at our Support Centre in Coventry, you’ll mine insights and make recommendations that could help transform people’s lives across the UK. At the same time, with opportunities to develop and progress your career, you’ll have everything you need to become more than you ever imagined.

About the opportunity

This role is ideal for a Qualified Accountant with a background in practice looking to make their first or second step into industry.

Overall responsibility for monthly reporting to Germany of UK results under IFRS and US GAAP. Responsible for interpreting business issues and recommending and implementing solutions, including guiding others both within the Financial accounting team and wider finance function. Solves complex problems and acts as an expert within own discipline, including mentoring more junior staff and deputizing for the Financial & Corporate Accounting Manager.

  • Co-ordinates wider finance function in order to achieve timely and accurate reporting, including deliverables from colleagues across multiple sites.
  • Overall responsibility for monthly reporting to Germany of UK results under IFRS and US GAAP
  • Co-ordinates wider finance function in order to achieve timely and accurate reporting, including deliverables from SSC colleagues
  • Supervision of the Financial Accounting team in order to meet month end reporting deadlines
  • Acts as an expert on key month end reporting issues
  • Manages relationship with and queries from Group accounting
  • Solves complex problems around data input and output in the landscape of a multi-system environment
  • Actively identifies and drives improvements and efficiencies to current processes in the context of wider business issues and goals
  • Act as the department lead on the SAP implementation project, or other key financial projects
  • Main contact for external auditors for the Group audit
  • Deputies for the Financial Accounting Manager
  • Ownership of key SOX control processes; including reconciliation of local ledgers to SAP SEM, journal approval and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Production and review of Statutory Accounts

About you

You will be an ACCA/ACA accountant with a minimum of one year’s PQ experience. You will have a strong analytical mindset and attention detail, with the ability to champion continuous improvement. Strong Excel skills (vlookups,pivots,sumifs) are essential as is the ability to be adaptable and pro-active.

You will have good interpersonal skills in order to build strong relationships within the McKesson finance function and with external finance experts. You will be logical in problem solving skills and confident in presenting information in a clear & concise manner.

About McKesson

We’re McKesson – a Fortune Global 500 healthcare company that strives to break boundaries, challenge the status quo and support the changing healthcare industry. Bringing together six companies and 24,000 McKesson UK colleagues across pharmacy, pharmaceutical distribution and homecare services, we’re committed to offering the best advice and healthcare to our patients, customers and colleagues. As part of our Support Centre you’ll be able to use your passion, ambition and drive to build solutions and have experiences that transform lives for the better – starting with your own.

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