Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on the development and commercialization of prophylactic vaccines for infectious diseases with significant unmet medical needValneva has leveraged its expertise and capabilities both to successfully commercialize two vaccines and to rapidly advance a broad range of vaccine candidates into and through the clinic, including candidates against Lyme disease, the chikungunya virus and COVID-19. 

Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the U.S. with over 650 employees.

An opportunity has arisen in Livingston for a Financial Analyst.

This role will support the Covid Financial Controller and the wider finance team during a period of substantial growth for the business. The role will involve monitoring and reporting the progress and status of key contracts and assisting in financial modelling to provide insightful information used in decision making by senior stakeholders. The role will also contribute to the growth of the business through ad hoc project work from time to time.

Its essential that you are a Qualified Accountant with relevant post qualifying experience


  • Responsible for monitoring a number of key customer and supplier contracts, reporting on the progress and status of each to senior stakeholders within the business
  • Providing value added insight using financial modelling to report the impact that variables have on production scheduling, delivery timing and costs
  • Assist with completion of budget and forecast cycles where requested
  • Assist with preparation and analysis of draft management accounts and commentary
  • Completion of capital expenditure requests for any unbudgeted capital spend that is required
  • Contribute to the reporting of key business metrics and use such metrics to drive a culture of continuous process improvement
  • Assist with project accounting for any new initiatives
  • Out of hours work as required by the business from time to time to support the accounting calendar
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements


  • Have experience in financial modelling with excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • Have knowledge and experience of working in or alongside small and medium enterprises
  • Have knowledge and experience of working in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industries
  • Have knowledge and experience of standard costing
  • Have knowledge and experience of internal controls and SOX
  • Have knowledge and experience of budgeting and reforecasting
  • Have experience of working with colleagues internationally

Required Skills

  • Intellectually curious, with a desire to learn about their chosen industry / sector
  • High level of consistency, accuracy and numeracy
  • Proactive and positive mind set, which embraces change
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Knowledge of ERP accounting and Microsoft AX
  • Ability to be flexible and collaborate to support the success of a small team

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