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Finance - Benelux (Ade extension) - United Kingdom  

Bio-Rad (company)

Posted on : 10 April 2017

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Overall role purpose and details

Taking owner ship of allocated processes in line with Company internal and control policies, ensuring deadlines are met. Hands on role in Supplier follow up and communication, providing back up and commentary when necessary for activity performed and report to direct Finance Supervisor.

Reporting to Direct Finance Supervisor; Location: Hemel Hempsted - UK

Key Accountabilities:


  • Booking bank vendor invoices for multiple locations / entities
  • Auditing and managing expenses process
  • Settlement of AR and AP payment – Intercompany
  • Balancing off pending amounts for suppliers acting as customers and vice versa
  • Reconciliation of AP balance and / or providing support and related supporting documentation in Accounts Reconciliations
  • Providing support documentation during audit and other reporting processes
  • Hands on role on the Vendor Masterdata, Invoice processing and payment process
  • Contacting Suppliers and / or receiving supplier queries to discuss any pending issues and clarify needed information via e-mail, phone, fax or other means of communication made available
  • Contact and support IT representative in fixing any error items, prohibiting the successful finalization of any finance processes – payment runs, purchase and batch runs etc.
  • Perform Credit Control activities for Supplier set up, per current process for new supplier accounts,
  • Own Vendor Master data maintenance process
  • Provide supporting documentation for provisions for accrual booking – i.e. Prepayments, end of month provisions
  • Provide support to Management Accountant on Purchase order documentation, invoice processing activities, Vendor / GL account – Cost Centre – Product group issues, managing and processing deductions and credit notes
  • Perform payment proposals, checks and runs from ERP system and related Banking platform
  • Create, update and maintain process documentation and related storage area
  • Complete Month End activities as per Month End Calendar
  • VAT Return activities
  • Fleet management activities

Team Orientation

  • Assists in process related training for new recruits;
  • Shadows other colleagues as and when required;
  • Actively support the team members to meet finance department deadlines
  • Attends all meetings & trainings as per Team requirements;
  • Provides the Supervisor with feedback & raise concerns on process;
  • Actively participates in team building efforts, team and company’s driven activities;
  • Establishes good rapport with colleagues & across departments;

Learning & Development

  • Participates in the training sessions provided by Company & Client;
  • Suggests / communicates training requirements to the supervisor
  • Actively contribute in knowledge sharing initiatives leading up to conducting training sessions


  • Is responsible to learn and comply with legal requirements with regards to work safety and security and fire safety;
  • Is responsible for accomplish of duties regarding work safety and security and fire safety as defined by authorised persons;
  • Is obliged to respect all internal regulations and policies;
  • Perform any other reasonable tasks that are needed for process excellence


  • The authority is a consequence of the nature of the job and of the tasks established or delegated by the department manage


Required Skills

Key Competencies

  • Dutch speaker Proficient / Advanced – 2nd language
  • Fluent English – 1st language
  • Customer Orientation
  • Team work
  • Experience in challenging and changing environments in similar financial departments
  • Very good analytical skills
  • Detail Orientation
  • Prioritizing & Organizing skills
  • Proficiency in MS office applications
  • Experience in ERP, various accounting systems
  • Experience in handling manual processes and uneven workload
  • Effective time management
  • Flexibility, especially during month end / quarter end / year end closing
Job Location
Hertfordshire, , United Kingdom
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