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Danaher Corporation Accounts Assistant- AP/AR in Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Leica Biosystems’ mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. We’re a global leader in cancer diagnostics with the most comprehensive portfolio from biopsy to diagnosis. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence.

Our associates know that every moment matters when it comes to cancer diagnostics. When you come to work, you’re helping develop solutions that enable accurate diagnoses to turn anxiety into answers. Join our diverse, global team of talented people, and be inspired to grow every day.

Leica Biosystems is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we’re working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges.

We are looking for an experienced Accounts Assistant to join our local finance team. The role entails working closely with cross-functional teams to provide Finance support to the Accounts Payable & Receivable areas of the business. You will have responsibility for the integrity of Debtors & Creditors ledgers for the business unit. You will assist in ensuring the business unit achieves yearly growth and core value targets.

This is a great opportunity for someone with experience in AP/ AR to push forward their career in Finance, we’ll also look to fully fund your AAT!

We encourage applications from candidates who are interested in flexibility in working arrangements. This role can either be a hybrid of a split between remote & office based in Newcastle.

In this role, you’ll

  • Manage the accounts payable tasks associated with direct purchases, including invoice posting, issue resolution and payment processing.

  • Maintain GRNI and document aged items in line with global policy.

  • Coordinate the accounts receivable tasks for the business unit, including sending statements to customers and following up to ensure prompt cash collection.

  • Allocate cash receipts and match within SAP to ensure customer accounts are fully up to date.

  • Collaborate with business contacts on best practice for purchase to payment process relating to direct spend.

  • Liaise with key supplier and customer contacts to ensure efficient communication and maintain continuity of supply.

  • Reconcile relevant balance sheet accounts, highlighting any discrepancies and justifying balance in line with SOX guidance.

  • Maintain strong controls and compliance, supporting external audit, internal balance sheet reviews and regular SOX testing.

What you’ll need to do the job

  • Experience in processing Creditors invoices and matching purchase orders to invoices.

  • Experience in Debtor management and cash collection.

  • Reconciliation of Debtor and Creditor accounts.

  • Studying or wishing to study towards AAT qualification (study support provided)

  • Proven ability to implement a programme of continuous process improvement.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

  • Effective time management and communication skills.

  • High attention to detail.

  • Positive and proactive mindset.

Interested? Join the Leica Bio Systems Team!

Want to join our growing team that is helping our customers do incredible work? We look forward to your application!

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.