Syngenta Compliance & Accounting Manager in Surrey, United Kingdom

About Syngenta: Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.


This is an opportunity to join our UK & Ireland Finance team within our international business, based in our new Guildford office. Syngenta employs around 1900 people in the UK.

The role: * Ensuring that the UK and Ireland operations comply with group financial controls and processes (eg Sarbanes-Oxley) and UK financial control requirements (such as HMRC Senior Accounting Officer).

  • Responsible for monitoring and managing the accounting and purchase invoice processing services which have been outsourced. This includes holding regular service delivery meetings and monitoring KPIs.

  • Implement any new requirements relating to the above responsibilities (such as the new UK legal duty to report on payment practice)

  • Liaison with internal and external auditors and the group compliance team.

  • Maintaining excellent working relationships with finance and non- finance teams in multiple locations.

    To be successful:

  • Qualified Accountant (either CIMA, ACCA or Chartered) with good knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP.

  • Good knowledge of end to end processes such as “accounting to reporting” and “procure to pay” and of Sarbanes-Oxley.

  • Experience of monitoring and managing outsourced providers and/or shared services centres.

  • Excellent communicator who is used to dealing with all levels in the organization and dealing with auditors.

  • High levels of drive, energy, resilience and a desire for professional excellence.

  • Demonstrates good influencing skills and builds effective working relationships

  • Able to work efficiently under pressure and meet deadlines whilst maintaining attention to detail

  • Operates effectively in a multi-national company environment.

  • Strong computer skills utilising Microsoft Office, particularly Excel. Proficiency with ERP accounting software, preferably SAP. Syngenta will offer:

  • Competitive salary

  • Excellent benefits

  • Good working environment within modern offices with ample free on site car parking.

  • Joining Syngenta in this role will give you a good insight into our business and if you bring the ambition and skills we are looking for we can offer opportunities to progress in our international business.

  • Closing date: 18th September 2017

Job: *Finance Services

Title: Compliance & Accounting Manager

Location: GBR-Surrey-Guildford

Requisition ID: 1702572