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Finance Analyst

Finance Analyst

Department: FP&A and Corporate Development

Location: Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Analyst to join a fast-paced and dynamic team. 

This role plays a pivotal part in shaping how Abcam improves its inventory valuation, gross margin analysis.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in audit, internal controls and/or cost accounting.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Managing and running the monthly Period Close Process for Inventory and Cost of Sales for the UK entity.
  • Building and maintaining complex models for costing, analysis, and forecasting of new and existing products within the UK entity.
  • Support with External Audit activities, ensuring that appropriate controls are in place and adhered to.
  • Partnering with Supply Chain, to report, control, and forecast Inventory movements.
  • Partnering with Manufacturing and Logistics, to provide inventory controls, analysis of costs and support of process improvements.
  • Partnering with the Tax Department on the UK R&D claim.

Requirements and Skills:

The work load is diverse and time pressured, so you will be “right first time” type of person, comfortable keeping plates spinning whilst always delivering on time and to a high standard.

Constantly striving for improvement, you will challenge the status quo and look for innovative and creative ways to solve problems and improve processes.

You will be comfortable working directly with lab based and operational staff, supporting them with appropriate analysis and controls (not just sat in the Finance department).

Desired qualifications:

Fully Qualified Accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA) ideally with experience in an accounting practice.

Experience in SAP, Oracle or similar ERP System.

Advanced MS Excel experience is required.