Financial Accountant

Gold Group
£30000 - £35000/annum + Benefits
20 May 2017
19 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
My Client is looking for a Financial Accountant to join them at their Glasgow site. As the company looks to grow its UK business over the next five years, it sees new opportunities to partner with the UK government to meet the country's global defence and security needs.

My client has become known as a leading UK defence engineering company, delivering on a broad range of contracts for the MoD, prime contractors across the wider UK market and international defence ministries.

Specific Job Description
The position responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following.
* Preparation of annual statutory accounts including translation from US GAAP to UK GAAP
* Lead the statutory financial audit including direct engagement with the external audit team and internal stakeholders
* Lead annual MoD CAAS (client auditors) audit including Cost Rates, Profit Rates Audits and Cost Certificate
* Prepare 5 year balance sheet and cashflow forecasts to feed the Long Range Planning cycle
* Perform monthly balance sheet reconciliations and review with Head of Finance
* Reconcile payroll to general ledger and bank transactions on monthly basis
* Ensure complete integrity of the general ledger whilst ensuring accurate and timely recording of transactions
* Responsible for managing AP balances and engagement with UK Accounts Payable team
* Oversee the credit control process to ensure the timely collection of cash
* Management of cash balances and preparing weekly cash reports
* Managing the capital investments and capitalisation process including performing investment appraisal for the Capital Investments Board
* Prepare annual insurance renewal questionnaires
* Improve financial accounting and control processes
* Improve financial controls to align with corporate policy, SOX, and best practice
* Review of processes and proactive approach to identifying improvements
* Development of the use of the SAP system as a business tool
* Oversee the accurate and timely input of timesheets including monthly reconciliations

Required Skills:
* Qualified ACCA or equivalent
* A sound knowledge of Microsoft office applications, specifically excel
* Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
* Experience of working in a SOX Compliance environment

Desired Skills:
* Previous team management experience
* Experience and understanding of accounting for long term contracts
* SAP experience

The Financial Accountant will be based at Faslane, no travel required except occasionally between local sites. There is a team of 6 including the manager. The team is split into 2 streams, Business Performance and Reporting, and Financial Control. The role sits in the Financial Control side of the team ensuring compliance and integrity.

This role is for a general business accountant dealing with financial control, they will need to be Qualified ACCA or equivalent and have experience of Sox Compliance and supporting audits. We are expecting that this level of role will appeal to someone at a newly qualified level although happy to look at anyone as long a they are qualified and fit the salary range.


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