Finance Manager, Accounting Central Team

Your Responsibilities:
The purpose of this role is to define and deliver accounting and control for the US R&D Finance. The role works across R&D Finance, supporting the various teams across a broad range of situations. The role oversees the US R&D entity accounts and leads the interface with US external auditors. The role manages a team of 2 finance professionals.

Key responsibilities and tasks include:

• Lead and develop US team of 2 direct reports to ensure we have an engaged, motivated, well trained and committed team. .
• Participation on key R&D initiatives to ensure implementation adheres to accounting requirements whilst also delivering on the needs of the R&D business and wider GSK enterprise.
• Partner with Financial Services, to drive process and system improvements in line with the business needs of R&D Finance accounting and control, holding FS accountable for maintaining service quality and also provide a link to other corporate CoEs as needed.
• Support financial control and risk management processes - working across the US based Finance organization to coordinate all related activities, such as SARBOX cycle testing / walkthrough testing and other key elements of the Internal Control Framework.
• Support all data / systems reconciliation, root causing variances in a timely manner each month; ensuring quality data integrity by adhering to SARBOX and other financial controls.
• Responsible for providing financial variance analysis & commentary for US R&D entities for submission to Corporate.
• Manage US interface with external and internal auditors and SARBOX processes.
• Ensure that data integrity and financial controls remain intact following all business and system change programmes..
• Key participant in the relationship between R&D ACT and R&D Hyperion support team to monitor progress, review, endorse, propose, and sponsor business and IT projects and to ensure service quality is maintained.

Why You?

Basic qualifications:
• Undergraduate degree.
• Professional Finance Qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA or CPA).
• Strong post qualification experience, ideally in professional practice and/or industry.
• Strong knowledge of accounting standards and significant experience of their practical application to varied situations.
• Excellent written and oral communications skills, able to explain complex concepts to stakeholders in a simple and easily understandable way

Preferred qualifications:
• Strong people management and team leadership skills
• Demonstrable skills in process improvement and design
• Excellent customer service skills and proven ability to influence outside own team and across the organization
• Good organizational and prioritization skills with ability to respond positively to fluctuating workloads
• Proactive, self motivated and ability to manage conflicting priorities
• Proven ability to work under pressure and in an ever-changing environment.

Why GSK?:
At GSK, our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Our three world-leading businesses research and deliver innovative medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. We need a talented and motivated workforce to deliver against our strategy. To achieve this, we strive to attract the best people and to create an environment that empowers and inspires.

Contact information:
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