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Financial Accountant - 12-month fixed term contract

Tropic Biosciences

Tropic Biosciences

Accounting & Finance
Norfolk, VA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024

New, exciting opportunity for an experienced Financial Accountant to join a high growth, leading Agricultural Biotechnology business with excellent facilities, a collaborative culture and great growth potential.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Associate Director of Finance and Accounting, the Financial Accountant will play a key role within the finance team, which is responsible for the group consolidation, external reporting, and other key financial analysis. This is a newly created role, on a 12-month fixed term contract, due to recent company growth.


  • Preparation of first-time group accounts for recently created group as of FY2024
  • Liaise with external auditors to ensure that consolidated external reporting, including the financial statements, are reviewed and filed within deadlines.
  • Liaise with local accounting sites and foster an environment of continuous improvement to the close, consolidation and reporting processes.
  • Supporting an internal finance systems project.
  • Preparation of conversion from UK GAAP to IFRS for the first time, for a recently created group.
  • Preparation of timely and accurate IFRS consolidated accounts on a quarterly basis.
  • Maintaining and preparing of all disclosure schedules in accordance with IFRS reporting.
  • Keep up to date on emerging IFRS guidelines standards to determine the potential disclosure implications to the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
  • Preparation of the consolidated IFRS financial statements for the first year.
  • Communicate effectively and build strong relationships throughout the organization.
  • Continuously develop the use of reporting tools to drive efficiency and ensure accuracy and efficiency of the consolidation and reporting process.
  • Supporting on other ad hoc duties/projects which may arise at the direction of the senior finance team.



  • 2-3 years of experience in a similar position, post-qualification in CIMA, ACCA or ACA qualification.
  • Strong technical knowledge of Group accounts under UK GAPP and IFRS and preparing conversion from UK GAAP.
  • Proven track record of conversion from UK GAAP to IFRS, within a group.
  • An international mindset – Tropic employs over 20 different nationalities and Tropic has expanded to a international group.
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Core Competencies

  • Excellent attention to detail and possess the initiative to identify problems and propose solutions.
  • Flexible, energetic with a positive mindset whilst working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to efficiently handle and maintain confidential data and records.
  • Demonstrated analytical and communication skills.

The use of Oracle NetSuite is an advantage but not essential.

About Us

Tropic is one of the world’s leading agricultural gene-editing companies. Our team is dedicated to the development and commercialization of high-performing varieties of tropical crops to provide significant benefits to growers, processors and consumers globally, tackling real-world problems around food security and sustainability.

Our vision is to become a leading seed business with significant ownership of its products from the laboratory to the field, while maintaining constructive relationships with growers and consumers based on transparency and trust.

Why Join Tropic?

  • Diverse workforce operating in a dynamic working environment
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • Social events throughout the year
  • Competitive compensation and benefits including: Private Medical Insurance, Medical Cash Plan, 25 days annual leave, Group Income Protection and Life Assurance

Further Information

  • Job Location – Norwich UK
  • Time Requirement – Full Time (37.5hrs)
  • Contract – 12-month fixed term contract
  • Closing date – 28/5/24

If you are looking to work in a dynamic company, striving towards a real-world impact, then consider joining our team and apply here!