02 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Detailed description: Leonardo Helicopters part of the multi-national Leonardo Group is a world leader in the design, manufacture and support of helicopters. We have a great heritage and pride ourselves both on our reputation for excellence and for providing opportunities for our people. Here is your chance to become part of the success story.

We are looking for a talented Accountant to join our UK team based at our Yeovil site in the South West of England. Your main activities will include:

As Accountant you will work within the context of the Post Contract finance team to provide advice and control in the support of shareholder reporting and analysis which demonstrates the performance of the business functions.

Your main activities will include, but not be limited to:
• Provide support to the functions in support of new capital applications ensuring Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of return (IRR) and payback calculations are provided if appropriate.
• Work as a financial point of contact for the business’ functional teams.
• Provide support and advice to functional teams as needed
• Exert financial control of the functions, through appropriate use of K.P.I.s
• Achieve timely delivery of reporting and analysis to the shareholders. Provide clear explanation and variance analysis of tasks as necessary.
• Achieve month end deadlines including posting of depreciation, reconciliations, reporting to Finmeccanica and local senior management.
• Ensure SAP maintenance is supported in order to maintain month end integrity.
• Support and implement the introduction of new processes and procedures as required.
• Where appropriate, provide data to support cost/ benefit analysis and monitoring of Improvement Initiatives, RAS and capital spend.
• Support the team in educating and helping budget holders acquire knowledge and skills to understand financial processes, budgets and deliverables. Reinforce budget ownership and support their understanding of actuals and forecast commitments


You should be a Qualified/ Part qualified accountant/AAT with some relevant experience in manufacturing/engineering. Attention to detail is key, along with good IT & excel skills. You should have a strong focus on output and meeting team deadlines.
You should also be able to demonstrate that you:
• Can work on your own initiative.
• Are able to communicate ideas both verbally and non-verbally.
• Can communicate clearly to both finance and non-finance staff.
• Possess good influencing skills.

Employment benefits include a competitive salary, 25 days annual leave, salary sacrifice childcare voucher scheme, the opportunity to join an award winning pension scheme, free car parking, employee discount scheme, an on-site Occupational Health Service, flexible working, flexi -leave scheme and a generous relocation package.

Please note that applications will only be accepted if you are eligible to live and work in the UK. We are not a Tier 2 Visa sponsoring Company. This role may also require the successful candidate to hold full UK MoD Security Clearance.

Interested? Please submit your CV and a covering letter, quoting our job reference number, to detailing why you believe your skills and experience match the above specifications.

If you have any specific queries please call our Resourcing Team on 01935 704049.
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