Senior Manager, Corporate Accounting

Date: 1 Sep 2023

Location: Derby, DER, GB, DE21 6LY

Company: Steris Corporation

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Finance Director EMEA this is a new role within the STERIS Finance Department.  Based out of our Derby Office location on a hybrid basis this full time role is responsible for providing technical financial reporting guidance across the EMEA region, and Corporate centre, being a technical expert in the preparation of financial statements in the UK under IFRS, and is required to have a strong understanding of US GAAP.

The role will also support EMEA legal entity simplification projects, treasury and cash repatriation projects and be the central corporate accounting expert for the EMEA region.  Supported the North Territory Financial Reporting Manager this role acts in close collaboration with the central EMEA HQ Corporate Finance, Tax, Treasury, teams and with STERIS US Corporation.


Duties of the role include:

  Oversee the review and preparation statutory financial statements under FRS 102 for all UK entities, including the coordination of disclosure items and tax calculations.
2.    Implementation of an automated, leaner, more visible UK financial statement preparation process and roll-out to EMEA entities with the Financial Reporting Manager
3.    Provide technical support and training to EMEA on a variety of issues including US GAAP and new/revised accounting standards.
4.    Participate in legal entity organizational structure changes such as mergers, business transfers and strike-offs.
5.    Participate in integration activities associated with STERIS acquisitions and divestitures.
6.    Participate to tax/treasury driven initiatives such as capital reductions, capital contributions and dividends, including process for identifying and monitoring of distributable reserves.
7.    Oversee the audit process and liaise with the auditors regarding outstanding information and resolution of issues, in particularly associated with legal entity changes.
8.    Assist with the collation and coordination of SOX documentation and audits throughout the territory.
9.    Support territory level projects such as continuous improvement and transformation projects.
10.    Perform other related duties and special projects as required.

Required Experience

1.    Preparation of financial statements demonstrating up-to-date technical knowledge (5 years +)
2.    Experience in an accounting practice environment (3 years +) ACA or ACCA qualified Chartered Accountant
3.    Broad accounting experience demonstrating adaptability and application of technical knowledge (5 years +)
4.    Corporate Accounting experience (3 years +)  in a European HQ of an International group or a Corporate accounting Manager within a UK listed plc with overseas subsidiaries (c 1bn$ turnover businesses


 Technical Skills:
a.    Strong technical accounting policy knowledge (FRS 102 / US GAAP) 
b.    Audit experience
c.    Balance Sheet Controls & Reconciliation experience
3.    Personal Competencies:
a.    Strong team player, able to earn respect, maintain and build strong relationships across the territory, EMEA finance, tax & treasury team, with the USA HQ corporate staff and business management.
b.    Operates confidently in a matrix environment.
c.    Energy and motivation to drive multiple projects to conclusion with relentless execution
d.    Strong communicator both written and oral
e.    Initiative, shows a “can-do” attitude, able to work under pressure, plan and prioritise well
f.    Understands the process and requirements of change management
g.    Strong project management skills & well organised individual
4.    Technology – ERP and planning and reporting systems knowledge and experience
5.    Travel – would be required to participate in meetings
6.    European language skills a bonus


STERIS is a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention.  WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare, life sciences and dental products and services. STERIS is a $5 billion, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 17,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.