Financial Accountant

Smiths Medical
15 Dec 2018
27 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Smiths Medical in Ashford is seeking a Financial Accountant to join the company on a permanent basis as part of the EMEA finance team, initially covering the Czech Republic and Italy.

This is a great opportunity to become part of a large organization which is passionate about improving and saving the lives of patients through high quality, innovative medical devices and services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* This position is responsible for all financial accounting activities with respect to one or more countries of Smiths Medical’s EMEA region.

* Maintains all associated general ledger accounts within the associated sets of books, including recording necessary journals and preparing account reconciliations.

* Interfaces with other Finance and business functions, such as Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Tax, to ensure sets of books are complete and accurate.

* Supports the company’s outsourced partner in preparing statutory accounting reports for the associated countries, including support for any associated audits.

* Completes monthly financial reporting routines as a part of the financial closing process, including review and communication of the associated financial statements, along with consolidating these statements into the Smiths Group and Smiths Medical global reporting tools/processes.

* Ensures inter-company activity is timely and accurately accounted for, including preparing occasional invoices as necessary, reconciling the associated accounts, confirming balances with other affiliates, and maintaining compliance with Smiths Medical’s Transfer Pricing Policy.

* Ensures all activities are undertaken with a clear audit trail which can be made available on request.

* Pro-actively improving and undertaking effective business relationship with key interfaces.

* Working environment meets with current health and safety legislation.

Required Skills and Experience:

* University Degree (BA degree) preferred

* Education and/or certification in a technical financial accounting discipline.

* Proficient in use of Excel spreadsheets, Outlook and Word.

* Oracle experience and knowledge preferred.

* Customer service orientation, with strong communication skills both written and oral.

* Drive to ensure duties are completed to given deadlines

About Us:

"Smiths Medical is a leading global provider of medical devices for the hospital, emergency, home and specialist environments. Our products are used during critical and intensive care, surgery, post-operative care during recovery, and in a series of high-end home infusion therapies.

We offer 11 of the most respected and easily recognisable brands within our portfolio: Portex™, Medex™, Deltec™, Level1™, Pneupac™, CADD™, BCI™, Jelco™, Medfusion™, Graseby™ and Surgivet™.

Smiths Medical employs some 7,850 people, with manufacturing concentrated in the US, the UK, Mexico, Germany, Czech, China and Italy. Most territories are serviced through wholly-owned local sales and distribution companies.
As part of Smiths Group plc, a FTSE 100 UK based company, Smiths Medical is well positioned to invest in continuous improvement, technological innovation and customer service

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