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Company: PRA Health Sciences
Location: Reading, United Kingdom
Reference: SK-2017-42210
Closing Date: 02 Sep 17
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 Accounting Specialist 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 13,000 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:


We are currently seeking an experienced Accounting Specialist to join our Accounts Payable team in Reading. The responsibilities in this role include:

  • Maintenance of Accounts Payable Ledger
  • Entering data efficiently and accurately into multiple accounting systems
  • Complying with complex coding structure
  • Providing Purchase Orders for Approved Requisitions
  • Ensuring Invoice approvals comply with Authorisation Matrix
  • Timely processing of and weekly payment of invoices
  • Assisting Accounts Receivable in collating invoice backup for pass through costs recharged to clients
  • Assisting with Internal and External Audit requests
  • Maintaining the integrity of the AP Ledger (follow up of old items, credit balances, ensuring approved invoices are within approval limits etc)
  • Meeting period and year end deadlines for sub ledger deliverables and close
  • Developing solutions to routine problems in relation to the efficient and accurate entry of data

Desired skills and qualifications:

To be considered for this role you must have solid previous Accounts Payable experience within a high volume, multi-currency & deadline environment – ideally shared service centre. Experience in providing outstanding customer service, performing complex activities associated with maintaining ledger accounts, and in ensuring compliance with company’s system of internal controls is required.

You must have excellent written and spoken English with the ability to communicate effectively. Proficiency in spreadsheet software is essential as is the ability to work under pressure and to multi task. Previous experience of working in a team environment is essential, as is a willingness to help colleagues and provide cover during absences.

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 213652

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

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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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