Operations Accountant

Recruiter
Wilkinson and Associates
Location
Edinburgh, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
23 May 2019
Closes
27 May 2019
Ref
1160194122
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Will you thrive in a role that has a blend of intricate accounting detail and commercial input? Wilkinson & Associates are supporting our client, a global business and the leader in their field, in the recruitment of an accountant to join their finance team. The business has grown through acquisition and they have consolidated the European market. The have multiple sites across the globe and deal with very high volumes. The purpose of the role is to produce accurate costs on a monthly basis for the operations of two main business units. The position offers notable autonomy relating to the financial accounting and financial review of the entire operation. Summary of role profile: *Maintenance of the month-end process *Review and make all necessary financial accounting adjustments to produce accurate monthly accounts *Analyse and understand the drivers for cost variances (e.g. actual costs as compared to budget). This will involve working with senior managers to understand the reasons for these variances and also if there is any impact on future costs *Monthly stock valuation *Working with budget holders to produce an accurate annual budget as well as at least two financial reforecasts per annum *Producing various audit schedules to be audited by external auditors *Maintain the fixed asset register, including monitoring actual vs budget costs per project To be considered for the role you should be a qualified accountant. It is expected the successful applicant will have previous experience of working in a large, complex business that regularly deals with high volumes. Accuracy is of paramount importance. Commercial acumen and the ability to see the bigger picture will be key to success in this role. The jobholder should be comfortable liaising with and influencing non-finance colleagues. Previous experience of capitalisation, stock accounting and costing would be highly advantageous.

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