Assistant Accountant – SSC – Permanent

DS Smith
Blaenau Gwent
04 Jan 2019
31 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
DS Smith has an excellent opportunity for a experienced Assistant Accountant to join our Shared Service Centre on a permanent basis. The successful candidate will assist in the delivery of a World Class accounting service to respective UK businesses and in accordance with service level agreements, perform general accounting and reporting activities. The position will require an understanding of our business process at each site, and will require interaction with the P2P and C&C departments within the SSC. Some UK travel may be required.

The main duties of the role will include but not be limited to the following:

• Providing appropriate and timely financial reports covering various metrics as required by site management, including monthly management accounts and variance analysis
• Responsible for producing a monthly profit & loss along with supporting a number of accountants across a cluster of sites
• Supporting Group and Divisional reporting requirements
• Providing routine and ad-hoc analysis as requested by site operations, Finance Business Partners, Division and Group Finance
• Supporting Annual Planning and periodic forecasting process
• Processing of standard and non-standard journals
• Setting up recurring and reversing/accrual journals
• Ensuring that all general ledger accounts are reconciled on a timely basis
• Analysing and resolving any un-reconcilable items on a timely basis
• Ensuring activities are completed on timely basis to meet reporting deadlines
• Identifying areas of improvement to facilitate a smarter close process

What we would like our candidate to have…

The essentials:

• IT literate including MS office suite and in particular Excel
• Previous experience of working within a team
• Previous experience of building relationships with customers


• Previous experience of providing accounting or reporting services
• Experience of using SAP or similar ERP system
• Experience of Operational/Manufacturing reporting

About DS Smith:
DS Smith is a leading supplier of recycled packaging, both within the UK market and throughout Europe. A FTSE 100 listed business with a turnover in excess of £4 billion, the organisation employs over 28,500 people worldwide & is continuing to grow both organically & through acquisition.
•25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
•Competitive Pension and Life Insurance Package
•Annual cycle to work scheme

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