Finance Accounting Partner

  • Gyroscope
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Closing by 31/10/2019
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Location: Ambler, PA

Gyroscope: Vision for Life

Gyroscope Therapeutics is building something special – a company to preserve people’s sight and fight the devastating impact of blindness around the world. And if we are successful, our gene therapies and surgical devices will offer people the chance to see what they otherwise would have missed.

To be successful we need the right people. People who have passion for helping patients. People who can work as one toward a common goal, have fun and together bring forward the best ideas. People who celebrate success and embrace failure as an opportunity to learn and grow. If you are one of these people, we would love to meet you.

Job Purpose

The Financial Accounting Partner (FAP) is a key member of the Financial Accounting & Reporting Team, and reports into the US Finance Lead.

The role spans the range of financial accounting activities, from transaction processing such as Accounts Payable, Banking, Time & Attendance, Accounts Receivable, Expenses, Tax and VAT, Payroll through to financial compliance, supporting the preparation of the financial & management accounts, and maintaining the ERP system.

There are two entities in the Gyroscope Therapeutics Group (UK and US based), and correspondingly there are two FAP roles which broadly mirror each other.   The FAP therefore works in collaboration with his/her counterpart in the other group company, and also with the Finance Business Partner for their own entity.   External interactions include auditors, banks, T&E partners, key suppliers, and key customers.

In addition to pure financial accounting activities, the FAP will also support budget holders in understanding their cost centre actual spend against budget, and provide insights into variance, and mitigating any overspends.   Leveraging this interaction and knowledge, the FAP will also support in preparing budgets.

What we will expect from you?

Management Information & Financial Reporting

Support the monthly and annual closing processes.  Record activity and maintain ledgers, ensuring balance integrity, and a close monitoring and review of accruals and provisions

Support the preparation of statutory accounts, including support for the consolidated group accounts

Develops alongside Finance Business Partners, fit-for-purpose reporting from the Gyroscope ERP system, including project /cost centre/ divisional reporting

Transactional Accounting

Transaction processing for accounts payable, accounts receivable, travel expenses

Support and operate the time and attendance process, including billing to customers

Support compliance with VAT and Tax submissions and payments

Support R&D Tax Credit administration and claims

Payroll support – including input, administration, reporting, interactions with IRS

Systems and Process Administration

 Administration support for the company credit card scheme

Supports a well-controlled procurement process


Support budget holders in understanding actual spend vs budget, and provide insight into mitigating actions to offset any overspends.

Support preparation of cost centre budgets, in collaboration with the Finance Business Partner.

What we look for in your skills and experience:

Education and Qualifications

Degree level education

Part qualified professional accountancy qualification as a minimum

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Grasp of numbers and ability to work with complex business models

Ability to work on a broad range of activities, and to work unsupervised as needed

Positive, can-do attitude, commitment and pro-activity

Networking and communication skills

IT competency including PowerPoint and Excel

Familiarity with accounting systems such as SAP, Netsuite, Sage or other

Desire to learn and develop

Knowledge of/interest in the pharmaceutical / life sciences industry

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