Celgene Finance Associate in Hillingdon, United Kingdom
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.
Reporting to the Senior Finance & Business Planning Manager, this role is responsible for supporting Celgene UK & Ireland & Celgene Europe with respect to credit control, accounts payable, travel and expense and general finance activities.
Moreover, this role will provide Business Planning & Support for certain G&A functions regarding Opex management, planning and reporting and actively be involved in new projects.
Role and Responsibilities
Managing the accounts payable process to ensure that company policies are adhered to and that invoices are paid correctly and on time and to identifying opportunities to improve the accounts payable process
Monitoring and resolving blocked, delayed, or on hold payments, and working with the business to ensure that the frequency of on-hold payments is kept to a minimum
Acting as a subject matter expert regarding the accounts payable process and associated systems, and supporting colleagues with training where necessary
Dealing with Invoice and Payment queries from external suppliers, and working with external suppliers to remove bottlenecks or inefficiencies in the payments process
Checking and administering ad-hoc payment requests
Liaising with the Finance Shared Service Centre to resolve payment queries from internal customers and suppliers, and to assist in the implementation and roll out of any new Central systems, processes, or initiatives
Acting as a business partner to certain G&A functions providing support in regards to Opex management and ensuring that and their performance and variances are communicated, proactively recommending areas of opportunities or areas for further management attention.
Managing the quarterly planning process for the G&A functions and coordinating the involvement of key stakeholders.
Performing bank reconciliations, matching un-reconciled items on bank accounts and performing reconciliations of petty cash
Acting as a subject matter expert with respect to the Travel and Expenses process, including answering employee queries regarding T&E processes and policy, and providing training regarding the expense claim and travel booking processes
Carrying out quarterly audit checks on T&E expenditure
Ensuring correct filing of purchase invoices and submitted employee expense claims
Providing support for Finance projects and events
Degree in Finance or Business related subject
Skills and Knowledge required
Relevant Finance experience in a commercial organisation
Experience of using an ERP or Planning and Reporting tool, preferred
Excellent communication and customer service skills
Proactive and flexible approach
Willingness to learn and develop within a Finance career
Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
High attention to detail and accuracy
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to solve problems on own initiative
Ability to effectively prioritize work and deal with a variety of tasks on a day-to-day basis
Good relationship builder and strong team player
Location: Hillingdon, England, UK
Job ID: 17001207