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



Finance Associate

Location: Hillingdon, England, UK

Job ID: 17001207