EMEA Financial Controller (18 mth FTC)
Kyowa Kirin
Galashiels, Scotland, Marlow, England UK
4d ago



Everything we do at KKI, is rooted in the idea of leaping forward to make people smile. We are committed to innovation, for the benefit of the patients who count on us to support them.

From medicines for rare and underserved diseases, to the support families need when facing a life-changing diagnosis our team is proud of all we deliver, but also humble in knowing how much more needs to be done.

By listening to patient stories, we gain a better understanding of the obstacles patients and their families face so we can work to better meet their unique needs.

The real proof of our impact is in the smiles we see on patients’ faces, when we have helped answer a need, or improved their well-being through our work.

While the journey is not easy, it is one that is filled with purpose.

EMEA Financial Controller (18 mth FTC)

Kyowa Kirin International plc Galashiels, Marlow

Scotland, England, UK

We are looking for an experienced EMEA Financial Controller to join our finance team, for a fixed term period of 18 months.

You will be supporting our Group Finance Controller during the implementation and embedding of a new ERP solution, ensuring that the day to day management of the financial operations of the business remains at optimum level, alongside managing the finance team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with strong technical finance skills to join a growing and fast paced finance team, partnering with the business and assisting with new launches throughout existing and new territories.

You will need to understand our business quickly and build solid relationships effectively whilst managing expectations and prioritising requests.


  • Coordinate with the Affiliate Financial Controllers the submission of monthly, quarterly and annual reports in line with Group and Parent deadlines.
  • Review submitted results for accuracy and against expectation, investigating variations against plan and understanding ongoing Affiliate run rates

  • Coordinate the annual Interim and Year end audits both for the UK and overseas affiliate offices
  • Ensure UK and Affiliate office compliance with Group policies and internal control requirements to ensure consistent reporting
  • Responsibility for the completion of the UK statutory accounts and coordinate the filings of the overseas Affiliate office local statutory accounts
  • Manage the UK team responsible for UK subsidiaries (4 operational) and UK payroll in all operational requirements, including treasury management and inventory management
  • Manage Kyowa Kirin International Group Insurance portfolio and coordinate cover with both Affiliate offices and Parent company
  • Involvement in all financial related projects including such projects as financial system implementations, ERP etc
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as reasonably requested

  • Chartered or Certified Accountant with demonstrable post qualifying experience
  • Industry experience preferred
  • Pharmaceutical Industry experience preferred
  • EU experience
  • Man-management experience
  • Microsoft skills essential
  • Knowledge and experience of working in Group
  • Key Competencies specific to the role :

  • Ability to work as part of a Group and as an Individual when necessary
  • Ability to report accurate results against demanding time schedules
  • Excellent management skills
  • A hands-on, individual who is happy to both do and lead
  • Pro-active communicator
  • Kyowa Kirin Core Competencies : Results Oriented, Sense of Urgency and Flawless in Execution

    In return for your talent, we will provide support through smart working, adopting best practice, deploying the latest technology and ongoing personal development. Plus :

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus
  • Pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • To meet the expectations of our patients and to truly deliver on our Commitment to Life, we are continually looking for people who embrace this spirit.

    We are committed to providing a culture that offers both inspiration and reward in terms of compensation and in work satisfaction.

    And in turn, we want people who’ll bring their unique ideas and diverse approaches, while also aligning to our ultimate goal of making people smile.

    If this sounds like a company that aligns with your values, we’d love for you to join us in our efforts.

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    Kyowa Kirin International is an equal opportunities employer.

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