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Assistant Accountant

Date:  Jun 6, 2024

Derby, GB

Company:  Quadralene Ltd.
Remote Work:  0 days



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Assistant Accountant – Quadralene, Derby


We are looking for an Assistant Accountant for our Quadralene Manufacturing site in Derby, to be a key member of the Quadralene Finance Department, provide support to the Finance Manager and Business Partner commercial support to the local Management Team.


You will have responsibility for core day-to-day finance tasks and ensuring quality control over all financial transactions and reporting. You will have the opportunity to make a difference through your involvement in in budgeting & forecasting, P&L & margin variance analysis, Local & Group financial reporting including month-end Group reporting submissions, ERP & IT system developments and project management.


Day to day responsibilities will include: 

  • Acting as a key member of the Quadralene Finance Department, working in conjunction with the existing Finance Assistant with responsibility for the core day-to-day finance tasks including AP, AR, bank reconciliations, credit control, cash flow, inventory, COGS, product costings, fixed asset records, accruals & prepayments & online banking processing.
  • Providing support to the Finance Manager in the areas of budgeting & forecasting, P&L & margin variance analysis, Local & Group financial reporting including month-end Group reporting submissions, ERP & IT system developments, project management & business partner support.
  • Ensuring quality control over all financial transactions and reporting, ensuring internal controls are maintained and compliant with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Getinge treasury and Group financial standards and policies.
  • Providing Business Partner commercial support to local Management Team to drive change & improvements.
  • To deputise and provide cover for the Finance Manager as and when required.


Key duties and responsibilities:

Including but not limited to:

Supporting the Finance Manager in the preparation of local financial and management accounts to include: 

  • Journals preparation and entry to the Financial System.
  • Responsibility for the maintenance and processing of accruals and prepayments with input into the ERP system on time and accurately with full reconciliation.
  • Inventory Analysis and to fully understand the ERP system and variance analysis coding.
  • To provide support to the Finance Manager on review and analysis of the financial performance of Quadralene by undertaking Variance analysis with comparison to previous year, to budget and to forecast.
  • Maintain and update the Fixed Asset Register, review, and code all CAPEX and process the monthly depreciation journal to the general ledger ensuring all assets are reported appropriately in line with Getinge financial policies and asset values are stated at NRV.
  • Support in Budgeting and Forecasting.
  • Rebates
  • Standard Cost updates.
  • To support at Year End with Financial Audit ensuring all tasks are completed timely and accurately.
  • To ensure all Office for National Statistics returns are up to date. 
  • Ad hoc financial analysis and reporting as required.
  • Ensuring that Quadralene’s reporting to Group Finance is undertaken accurately and on-time to month-end deadlines and in line with Getinge Group Finance reporting corporate rules and regulations. Provide support the Finance Manager on the following areas:
  • Working to close month-end within two working days ensuring all transaction have been posted accurately to the ERP system.
  • Month-end reporting to timetable (Submissions 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5)
  • Data entry and / or upload to Cognos
  • Reconciliation & closing of submissions.
  • Preparation of the monthly finance review (MFR) presentation and to assist with actions from the meeting.
  • Preparation of the monthly sales data pack for distribution to the finance manager and managing director.
  • Preparation of the monthly Dentisan sales pack and the marketing spend report for distribution to the Dentisan sales manager and managing director.
  • To be responsible for the Quarterly VAT return process for Quadralene ensuring it is processed accurately and on-time with a full reconciliation undertaken prior to submission to HMRC.
  • As a Business Partner to provide financial & commercial support as required and to work with the local Management Team to drive change in production & supply chain efficiency projects.
  • To provide detailed analysis for Budgeting & Forecast reporting.
  • Involvement in integrated margin calculations involving business partnering with Sales and have good understand of the Integrated margin calculations and Processes.


Providing cover to the Finance Assistant during sickness and holidays across the following areas: 


  • Daily bank reconciliations & posting of payments & receipts to the general ledger.
  • Company credit card reconciliations, transaction review & authorisation & posting to the general ledger.
  • Raising supplier & manual payments, mid-month and EOM payment runs for vendors on ERP system ensuring a robust process is in place in line with internal controls.
  • Credit control – aged debtor review and customer contact for overdue accounts
  • Credit limit checks and reviews.
  • Maintenance of the purchase ledger daily ensuring invoices & credit notes are posted to vendor accounts and payments allocated correctly to the creditors account. Prepare month end creditors reports ensuring all aged items are understood and cleared in a timely manner. Liaise with vendors over aged items and resolve queries. Reconcile supplier statements to ledger to ensure balances are up to date.
  • Liaising with Getinge Debtors ensuring ICO netting is completed as per ICO deadline and reconciled each period in COGNOS. Support to clear any ICO aged item differences in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all financial paperwork for accounts payable, accounts receivable and banking are stored in line with HMRC guidelines and readily available for financial audits.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties required to support the Finance Manager and the finance function.


Quality System Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build Quality into all aspects of the work by maintaining compliance to all Getinge quality requirements.


Who you are: 


At Getinge, we are looking for passionate individuals, who are agile, resilient, take responsibility for their development and focus on achieving excellence.  They never compromise on quality and always act responsibly remembering that our customers always come first. They enjoy collaboration and working in diverse and international teams, and embrace the future. If you love change, we can make sure that you stay that way!


Your skills and experience include: 

  • Experience of working in a fast-paced Finance Department within a SME company reporting.
  • Experience of working in a Group structure as part of a subsidiary of a multinational company would be advantageous.
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word
  • Experience with ERP system functions and financial systems with knowledge of ∙ Microsoft Business Central & SAP an advantage.
  • Experience of working with and reporting in multiple currencies is desirable


Personal Qualities:

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise and execute tasks in a dynamic environment.
  • Resilience, finance, sales & purchasing are fast paced environments, we are always striving to deliver complete and accurate data in a timely manner.
  • Drive and determination to succeed, passion to challenge all areas, whilst developing and moulding your own role.
  • Adaptability and change, with growth comes change, the business is projecting considerable growth over the next 2-5 years.
  • Ability to work effectively with all employees and external business contacts while conveying a positive, service orientated attitude.
  • Ability to maintain complete confidentiality and discretion in business relationships and exercise.
  • Sound business & commercial judgment.
  • Hardworking and a team player. You will be part of a small team that plays an integral part in the organisation. It is important that you are prepared to support your peers when needed whilst also being able to work on your own initiative.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a Finance, Accounting or related field.
  • A Professional Accounting Qualification is desirable but applications from candidates qualified by experience or part qualified may be considered.


To help meet our goals of becoming CO2 neutral by 2025, we travel only if we must. In this role, you may be required to travel occasionally to visit customers, other offices, and to support the sales process domestically and internationally. 


Our Benefits 

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, including contributory pension scheme, private healthcare, flexible working, wellness and training programs, to ensure we support your well-being and goals.


About us 


Getinge is on an exciting transformation journey constantly looking for new ways to innovate together with our customers to meet the healthcare challenges of the future. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and to sustainability with a goal to be CO2 neutral by 2025. We believe in giving our employees the flexibility they need and make every effort to foster a learning culture that supports their personal development and creativity. Our passionate people hold our brand promise ‘Passion for Life’ close to heart. 

If you share our passion and believe that saving lives is the greatest job in the world, then we look forward to receiving your application and resume. We hope you will join us on our journey to become the world’s most respected and trusted medtech company.

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