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Analyst, Finance Compliance & External Reporting - United Kingdom  

Astellas (company)

Posted on : 10 July 2017

Project Description


Job Title:

Analyst, Finance Compliance & External Reporting

Job Family:



EMEA Finance & Procurement

Comparative Grade:


Verified by HR:

Y/N (inc initials)


June 2017




Organisational Fit:

Reports to:

Head of Finance Compliance & External Reporting (FC&ER)


Associate Director, FC&ER

Oversees Work Of:



Key Objectives:

To provide accounting, monitoring and analytical support in the areas of Financial Internal Controls (JSOX & FAR & GRC & Fraud Risk) and Statutory Accounts Preparation.



Specific Duties:

  • To undertake the Ariba/IMAP Substitution Purchase Requisition control monitoring
  • To support in Financial Authorisation Rules (FAR) monitoring
  • To prepare the GRC Segregation of Duties monitoring activities
  • To support on the management of the JSOX Sharepoint site being utilized by the FC&ER function for managing Company Level Controls (CLC)
  • To support in the preparation & analysis of the APEL, AEF and HML Stat Accounts
  • To support in the management of the JSOX testing timetabling
  • To support in the preparation of Controls Compliance reporting
  • To create Monitoring Dashboards for the presentation of compliance and testing results
  • To manage the updates of all documents required for FC&ER
  • To provide role cover when suitable during other FC& ER absences
  • Other adhoc suitable tasks that arise



Quantitative Dimensions:

  • Sale revenue: €2.5bn EMEA sales revenue
  • Entities: 16 EMEA Entities
  • OP: € 1.2bn EMEA OP



Interpersonal Relationships:


  • Employees at all levels within Astellas EMEA


  • Auditors



Specific Physical Abilities:


Other demands – prepared to work the necessary hours to get the job done. Mainly Chertsey based EMEA travel unlikely.


Specific Environmental Factors:


Office based



Professional Profile



IT Skills – experience of SAP. Strong Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills, Confidence with Sharepoint/workflow tools and databases.


Qualifications: Preferably a part-qualified accountant. University degree or relevant technical vocational qualification.


Key Skills – good attention to detail, quick learner, well organised, a good planner. As part-qualified accountant familiarity with IFRS. As an analyst ability to handle large volumes of data and information.


Competencies – Good communication skills, a team player, confident with people at varying levels of seniority, and results focused (finisher)



Experience of working in a decent size Finance Function

Experience with Financial Accounting and Statutory Accounts Preparation