Finance Manager


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Finance Manager


At Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life – To enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while taking science a step beyond through research, development and delivery of life-changing therapies.

Our work in specialty diagnostics – from providing diagnostic assays and instruments to clinical monitoring across disease stages – improves the diagnosis and management of blood cancers and immune system disorders. Your determination to put patients at the heart of every decision will improve health outcomes that people and communities depend on – now and in the future.  


Protein Diagnostic Germany Schwetzingen 3 days office base

The Binding Site Group, a part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, is a global leader in specialty diagnostics, provides diagnostic assays and instruments to improve the diagnosis and management of blood cancers and immune system disorders.  The Binding Site’s Freelite® offering is widely recommended for multiple myeloma diagnosis and monitoring across all stages of the disease by major clinical guideline publications. In addition, The Binding Site is an active and influential contributor to the broader scientific community. To find out more visit


How will you make an impact:


If you have a passion for financial accuracy and timeliness across a global, multi-faceted organization, Protein Diagnostics is the business for you. From technical accounting to budgeting and forecasting to planning and reporting, you will build relationships with internal and external audit teams as well as key business partners to drive sophisticated business decisions. You will have an opportunity to build strong organizational alliances to understand and mitigate risk, as well as capture opportunities and provide valuable support to all business partners.


Seeking a proficient Finance Manager member who will provide finance, accounting and decision support. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering timely and meaningful financial analysis and providing mentorship to achieve financial objectives. This role will implement accounting, controls and compliance procedures to ensure timely and accurate financial reporting. In addition, the position holder will provide valuable decision support, identify and recommend operational improvement opportunities, and support leadership in achieving of business objectives.


What will you do:


  • Partner with business / site leadership in driving business performance to meet short- and long-term objectives.
  • Implement reporting, budgeting, forecasting activities in support of the business.
  • Analyze financial and business performance against key business metrics and supervise pertinent financial highlights that will enable understanding of progress against strategic / business plan and budgets
  • Perform monthly closing activities including journal entries, accruals, reporting and analysis
  • Support internal and external audit requirements
  • Payroll review and treasury management
  • Drive continuous improvement and use systems to increase controls and efficiencies
  • Report into Protein Diagnostics HQ finance team
  • Management of the DACH finance team
  • Coordination of tax, VAT and legal filings with the German and Swiss authorities and resolution of tax issues as and when they arise
  • Provide commercial finance support to the business including during tenders, contract negotiations and pricing decisions
  • Where requested ensure compliance with U.S. GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, company policy and standard operating procedure; recommends changes to strengthen control environment


How you will get here:



  • Educated to degree level
  • Specialist accounting qualification equivalent to ACA/ACCA in the UK



  • Required: A minimum of 5 years of finance and accounting experience – leadership of a finance function
  • Desired: Experience in the Life Sciences industry and / or part of an international group


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Proficient user of Excel (i.e., financial models and analysis); experience with IFS ERP (or equivalent), PowerPoint, and Hyperion is desired
  • Working understanding of financial accounting standards and internal controls
  • Fluent in English both verbal and written
  • On site 3 or more days per week


Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory with Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

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