Covance Regional Accountant in Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Job Overview

We are currently seeking to hire a Regional Accountant to be office-based in Maidenhead, UK. This will be a full-time and temporary contract for 6 months with possibility of extension.


  • Maintain strong internal relationships with Compliance, Shared Services and Payroll.

  • Review and approve bank payments.

  • Preparation of accounting entries in accordance with relevant accounting standards and policies.

  • Completion of month end close in accordance with the close timetable.

  • Completion of monthly reporting and investigation/explanation of significant variances from monthly trend.

  • Preparation of quarterly SEC information.

  • Preparation and timely submission of monthly cash flow forecasts.

  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations.

  • Preparation and timely submission of all required information and documentation to local service providers.

  • Maintain strong relationships with local service providers, advisors and auditors.

  • Completion and timely filing of monthly/quarterly/annual VAT returns.

  • Completion of annual audits and timely filing of statutory financial statements (SFS).

  • Completion and timely filing of corporate income tax (CIT) returns.

  • Completion and timely filing of statistical returns.

  • Effective and consistent operation of internal controls in accordance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) requirements.

  • Support global and regional process improvement initiatives.

  • Support the set-up of new companies and branches.

  • Complete ad hoc projects and tasks as required.

Education / Qualifications

  • Fully Qualified Accountant ACA/ACCA/CIMA - preferable but will also consider candidates who may not be fully qualified but demonstrate strong experience against the job description


  • 3+ years accounting, reporting and compliance experience, including VAT returns, audit, statutory financial statements and corporate income tax returns.

  • Good Excel skills.

  • Good financial systems experience, preferably PeopleSoft.

  • Experience in an international, multicurrency environment, preferably US corporate.

  • Good time management and prioritization skills.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

Job Number 2018-18979

Job Category Finance

Position Type Temporary

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