Accountant in Surrey, United Kingdom

  • Contract
  • Surrey
  • Posted 2 months ago

Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb Corporation, (NYSE/TSX: BLCO), is solely dedicated to protecting and enhancing the gift of sight for millions of people around the world from the moment of birth through every phase of life. Our mission is simple yet powerful: Helping you see better to live better.

The company is one of the best-known and most respected healthcare brands in the world, offering the widest and finest range of eye health products including contact lenses and lens care products, pharmaceuticals, intraocular lenses, and other eye surgery products.

Our highest priority is the well-being of the people we serve. By listening to our customers and patients, by constantly honing our innovation edge, by executing with integrity and excellence, we strive to earn the trust of our partners and stakeholders.

Over the last 167 years, Bausch + Lomb has become a global hallmark for innovation and quality. Our talented and motivated colleagues work relentlessly to invent new materials, engineer new technologies, and ultimately bring new innovations to help people see better to live better.

Purpose of the role

  • Responsible for posting and reconciling general ledger postings to ensure the company’s accounts are up to date.

  • Involved in month end reporting requirements ensuring timely submission of journals and reconciliations for the controller’s review

  • You will be responsible for bank reconciliations and financial transactions reporting

  • Preparing monthly bank reconciliations for accounts in GBP and EUR

  • You will also be involved in maintaining SOX reporting requirements, running queries, and following up on any outstanding items to ensure the company is compliant with policies and procedures

  • You will reconcile balances monthly and maintain any journal postings throughout the month to help ensure the accounts are kept accurate and up to date.

Key responsibilities

  • Month end bank reconciliation for EUR and GBP bank accounts.

  • Prepare month end file for review by financial controller and head of finance collating all journals and reconciliations from the finance team

  • Month end accruals process ensuring all costs incurred are included for month end

  • Maintenance of fleet car costs reporting ensuring correct cost centers are billed with appropriate monthly cost

  • Reconcile AR balance at month end ensuring GL agrees to subledger

  • Preparation of weekly, monthly and ad-hoc reports

  • Assist with preparation of postings to the Bad Debts Provision and other adjustments

  • Assist with external and Group audit requests as required

  • Prepare AR dashboard for weekly review using Qlikview

  • Prepare journals in Hyperion Financial Management system to report AP and AR balances in the correct categories

  • Run monthly SOX reporting requirements and follow up on open items with relevant colleague to ensure full compliance

  • Assist in the continual review and development of improvements to procedures and controls to ensure full compliance with SOX requirements

  • Involvement in Ad Hoc projects to improve the general finance function including automation of processes

  • Prepare cash management reports for review by corporate treasury including weekly cash balances, and monthly accounting review reports

Qualifications and Training

  • Proficient in MS Excel at least to intermediate level (VLook UP, pivot tables)

  • Knowledge of ERP systems, preferably PeopleSoft (and/or SAP)

  • Ideally graduate level or AAT qualified

  • Strong IT and analytical skills



  • Previous experience in an accounting role is preferred, particularly preparation of bank reconciliations.

  • English language fluency

Strongly Preferred:

  • Knowledge of ERP systems, preferably PeopleSoft (and/or SAP)


  • Ideally graduate level or AAT qualified


  • Strong sense of values and integrity

  • Ability to deliver work of a high quality with excellent attention to detail.

  • Demonstrate assurance and confidence with all stakeholders based on high quality outputs.

  • Highly motivated to get the job done, with headroom to take on additional workload when needed and with a mature approach to pressure, deadlines and setting priorities

  • Headroom and desire to develop within the organisation in the future

  • Awareness of the external environment and to evolve thinking and work in line with those dynamics

  • Ability to work positively and collaboratively in a matrix organisation and fit in to an existing team, bringing new dimensions but also learning from others.

Bausch & Lomb is committed to equal employment opportunity and complies with equal employment opportunity laws in effect wherever it operates.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on reques.

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