Accounting Manager

Helsinki, Finland
The closing date for this position is 16:00 on 30.09.2022

Valo Therapeutics, (ValoTx), is a spin-out from the IVTLab at the University of Helsinki, Finland. ValoTx was founded in 2016 and owns several patents for new and innovative approaches to treating cancer and infectious diseases.  Scientists at ValoTx are developing treatments based on (a) modified adenovirus(es) (which is a very common virus in the human population and responsible for many common colds) that allows for targeted tumour killing and lasting protection against infectious diseases. These new treatment methods hold promise for combatting many forms of cancer. Our lead drug candidate is about to commence its first human clinical trial, a major milestone in the life of any new Biotech firm.  

The team behind ValoTx (the Company) consists of experts and researchers within the fields of medicine, oncology, immunotherapy, and viruses, as well as of business professionals with a proven track of developing successful companies from a laboratory idea to a full-scale success story, including stock exchange listings.

Our international team consists of various nationalities. Some of our experts are working from our Viiki office in Helsinki, and others located all over the world, such as our CEO in Germany, our Business Operations Director in South Africa, and our CFO in the UK.  

We are now strengthening our financial team, by looking for a driven and professional:

Accounting Manager,

to join our team in Viikki full time

The position:

In this position, you will work closely with, and support, the Company’s CFO and senior management to provide an efficient and effective finance function in a progressive, entrepreneurial environment. Maintenance of our accounting records is currently outsourced, so the role will oversee the daily activities of the outsourced accounting and ensure their accuracy as a basis for providing necessary financial controls and relevant and up to date financial information.

 You will:
-  monitor and assure the accuracy of the accounting records on an ongoing basis
-  prepare quarterly financial and other ad-hoc reports and analyses from the accounting records
- liaise with the Auditor and other external finance resources
- manage intercompany and international transactions in multiple currencies and jurisdictions
- oversee financial administration e.g. purchase invoices, payments, documentation, grant returns, insurances, etc
- oversee financial software management
- oversee bank reconciliations, payroll and VAT returns

The bookkeeping is done according to FAS, but we also report our consolidated Group figures to our investors in accordance with IFRS on a quarterly and annual basis. Our bookkeeping will provide basic Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet and trial balance reports according to FAS. One of the more important tasks of the role, will be to assist in converting these basic reports into a Financial Statement pack (under IFRS/IAS) suitable for filing on a regulated stock exchange.

The person we are looking for:

We are looking for someone with a suitable education, you have a M.Sc. or BA in accounting or finance, and a minimum of five years’ working experience of accounting (possibly in an audit environment) and financial management. You have FAS and IFRS accounting and reporting experience. You are familiar with different kinds of accounting software, e.g ProCountor, Xero or Quickbooks, and also Excel, SAP and Power BI.
Within a small organization, such as ValoTx, roles and responsibilities are necessarily diverse, requiring flexibility. Everyone at ValoTx is passionate about what they do, about what WE do. We want you to share that passion and that mindset! An energetic, positive, can-do attitude is important, regardless of if the task is to start something new, write reports, deal with an unexpected problem, implement a new system or work against the clock with international deadlines.
Our company language is English, and for this position, fluency in Finnish is also a requirement.   

We offer you:

We offer you an international, innovative and dynamic work environment, where you have the opportunity to work with highly motivated professionals, who love what they do. The team is energetic and forward thinking, and we value attitude and personability, and we want to create a positive working atmosphere for everybody.
This position will give you the opportunity to learn and develop your professional skills, and we want you to progress in the role. We hope that you will be interested to grow, and that you will be ready to progress to a more senior accounting position within 12 months.
This is a new position. It is full time and permanent and will require that you work together with our team, at the office in Viikki, at least for the majority of the week.

This recruitment is managed by our HR partner Adiente Oy, Please register and submit your Finnish cv, application and salary request, as soon as possible, but no later than 18.9.2022. The position will be filled as soon as we find our candidate. For more information, please contact Adientes CEO Erica Flinck-Härkönen,, or +358 40510 7700.

Apply between 25 August 2022 and 18 September 2022 23:59 (Europe/Helsinki)

Employment type: Vakituinen


Valo Therapeutics, ValoTx

ValoTx is positioned to transform the field of immunotherapy in cancer and infectious disease. ValoTx’s technology uniquely combines the best qualities of several distinct clinically proven immunotherapy concepts – oncolytic virus therapy, peptide vaccination and viral vector-based immunotherapy.  Our technology platform is able to deliver many different antigens through coating the surface of a wide range of vectors, including but not limited to adenoviruses, enveloped viruses and bacteria.


Contact Name - Matthew Vaughan

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Closing Date - 16:00 on 30.09.2022