Cell Signaling Technology

  • Senior Financial Administrator

    Job Locations NL-Leiden
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/2/2020 12:30 PM)
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  • Company Overview

    Cell Signaling Technology (CST) is a private, family-owned company, founded by scientists and dedicated to providing the world’s highest quality, innovative research and diagnostic products to accelerate biological understanding and enable personalized medicine.

    Position Summary

    Cell Signaling Technology Europe (CST) is currently looking for a Senior Financial Administrator. The position is based in our European Head Office in Leiden, next to the train station, and is focused on supporting the Manager Finance & Sr Controller with his tasks and responsibilities.


    Reporting to the Manager Finance & Sr. Controller, the Senior Financial Administrator primary responsibility is to execute GL, Payroll and to oversee Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable administration. The Senior Finance Administrator will maintain a high level of customer satisfaction internal as well as external. The Financial Administrator is a pro-active accurate team player, coach and with the ability to work in a dynamic environment.


    • To coordinate the accounts payable and accounts receivable department
    • To assist the Finance Administrators to meet and exceed their goals
    • To coach the Finance Administrators and act as a first point of contact and back up
    • Prepare journal entries for all accounts with supporting documentation in accordance with GAAP.
    • To prepare monthly cost center reports and discuss these with budget holders
    • To be responsible for all activities related to monthly reporting
    • To check weekly invoice payments
    • To act as the financial expert on international payroll administrations and to prepare (international) salary and benefits payments
    • To prepare month end financial reporting
    • To coordinate and support end year reporting
    • To support the Manager Finance & Sr. Controller to set goals, coach and develop the team
    • To identify training needs of the Finance team and to train the team to perform better
    • To pro-actively address behavior which is not meeting standards and support the Manager Finance & Sr. Controller to settle performance challenges
    • To manage and maintain cash-flow and treasury management
    • To manage and control company pension scheme and company insurance portfolio
    • To review work instructions and Financial Procedures and to report and suggest improvements
    • Promote, develop and maintain effective communication, interaction, and excellent relationship with internal customers, including ensuring their requirements are identified and consistently met.
    • Perform ad-hoc tasks required by management including, not limited to, research, reporting, analysis and reconciliations.


    • Bachelor’s in business administration or similar and at least 5 years of experience in a similar role in an International environment OR
      Master’s in business administration or similar and at least 2 years of experience in a similar role in an International environment
    • Training and experience in managing payroll administrations
    • Experienced in working with accounting (ERP) systems, Oracle knowledge is a plus
    • Good proficiency in Microsoft Office
    • Experienced in generating financial and management reports
    • Proven experience in coaching a team of professionals
    • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
    • Excellent knowledge Dutch and English in word and writing and preferably also German
    • Excellent planning and organizing skills
    • Affinity with the Life Science industry
    • Dutch GAAP and US GAAP knowledge


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