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Company: PRA Health Sciences
Location: Reading, United Kingdom
Reference: 2016-36263
Closing Date: 03 Nov 16
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive
Benefits: Excellent Salary and Benefits

Job Summary:

An outstanding opportunity to join one of the world’s leading contract research organisations and be part of a dynamic and growing international company. Join PRA Health Sciences as a Assistant Financial Accountant and help realize your career potential.



Location: Reading, United Kingdom 

As a top five CRO, we have worked on 100+ marketed drugs across several therapeutic areas and conducted the pivotal or supportive trials that led to FDA and/or international regulatory approval of 45+ such drugs.

At PRA Health Sciences, providing innovative solutions for our clients is what we do. From full service clinical development to the pioneering Embedded SolutionsTM model, PRA provides a broad spectrum of solutions that meet the demands of a diverse marketplace.

At PRA, borders do not create boundaries.  PRA’s success is dependent upon our ability to attract and retain a talented team of diverse professionals.  Our growing workforce is comprised of over 10,000 employees, spanning 13 time zones across six continents and who speak more than 30 languages – yet operate in unison as one worldwide PRA community. 

For more information please see our website:


This position will be responsible for the following areas, principally EMEA Intercompany accounting and UK VAT reporting:

  • Intercompany:
    • Liaising with Finance departments across the group to identify and resolve intercompany differences between companies
    • Raising and posting monthly cost recharge invoices across EMEA
    • Raising monthly service invoices to support transfer pricing revenue recorded
    • Preparing service agreements for new intercompany relationships
    • Calculation and posting of loan note interest
    • Reconciling cost plus revenue to local invoices raised where required
    • Providing information and analysis required for tax audits and tax reporting as required
    • Reconciling payments made in the UK on behalf of the group
    • Monthly intercompany settlement journals and initiating payment requests
    • Preparing and obtaining intercompany confirmations for year end audits
  • VAT:
    • Preparation of the UK and Ireland VAT returns
    • Preparation of Intrastat and EC sales list reporting
    • Reconciling local VAT returns to Lawson records when differences arise within countries in the EMEA region
  • Provide assistance with audit requests as required
  • Preparation of National Statistics for the UK and other countries as required
  • To provide back-up support for fixed assets, cash book, vendor set up and cash forecasting

Desired skills and qualifications:

  • Ideally a Part Qualified Accountant
  • Intercompany accounting experience in a multi country environment will be required for this role. UK VAT experience would be an advantage
  • Good understanding of ERP systems
  • Prior experience of Lawson systems an advantage but not essential.
  • Ability to work within a team and individually when required is essential
  • Ability to prioritise and multi-task is essential
  • Must have excellent English written and verbal communication skills, be articulate and professional, and communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff

Together with a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive range of benefits and an excellent working environment. As we continue to expand, there will be career opportunities on a truly global scale.

If you have any questions please email or call our recruitment department at +44 (0) 1189 518563.

PRA Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace.

Apply for this job: ASSISTANT FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT - United Kingdom

Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office
500 South Oak Way
Green Park
Tel:  +44 (118) 918 1000
Fax:  +44 (118) 918 1001
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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