Finance Analyst PGMS (Accounting and Control)

Johnson Matthey
Royston, UK
23 Jul 2019
31 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
PGMS covers the Refining & Chemicals, Noble Metals and PMM Businesses Globally with sites in the UK (Royston & Brimsdown), US (W.Deptford & W.Whiteland) and China (Song Jiang & Zhang Jia Gang)

The PGMS Finance Analyst (Accounting & Controls) plays a key role in monitoring and managing the accounting and control processes across the PGMS Business Units. This includes coordinating the filings assurances processes for half year and full year; the control framework and KCQ process, the regular update and monitoring of risk registers; and the timely resolution of internal and external audit points.

The role will also be critical to implementing new accounting policies and improvements and managing projects across PGMS. A key project will be establishing and implementing effective transfer pricing policy across PGMS.

The individual will be working closely with the Global Supply Chain Manager to deliver effective monthly reporting of monthly backlogs and preparing presentations for the Backlog Steering Committee

In addition, the role supports the Finance Director -Group Metal in oversight of the JM Group Metal Control Framework providing comprehensive reporting over the precious metal balance sheet, working capital and governance mechanisms.

This role will work alongside a closely with the PGMS Finance Analyst (Planning & Analysis)
Key responsibilities
  • Half Year & Full Year Reporting
  • Provide Support to Group Metal FD
  • Monthly Backlog Reporting
  • Work with the Global Supply Chain Manager in preparing slides for the Backlog Steering Meetings

    Accounting for France & Belgium
  • Control Framework and KCQ
  • Coordinate the completion of KCQ across PGMS and monitor and support the completion of follow up actions
  • Support the PGMS businesses in establishing appropriate and effective control frameworks for their business
  • Work with Bus across PGMS to ensure that Open Audit Points (external and internal) are closed out on time
  • Facilitate communication between Group, Sector and Business Units on accounting and reporting requirements
  • Co-ordinate and support the implementation of new accounting policies across PGMS
  • Support relevant aspects of the design and deployment of newly implemented Sector and business-wide financial systems

    Risk Register
  • Coordinate the regular update of risk registers across PGMS and monitor progress in managing and reducing risk
  • Prepare monthly Risk Scorecard for Business Review Pack

    Transfer Pricing
  • Act as project manager for the PGMS transfer pricing project
  • Manage the project plan, coordinate the different workstreams and ensure that appropriate transfer pricing policy has been implemented by March 2020
  • Co-ordinate with Group Head of Transfer Pricing
Are you the ideal candidate?
You will have:
  • Relevant degree or equivalent work experience and professional qualifications, for example BS/BA in accounting or Finance; ACA, CIMA, ACCA or CIPFA qualified
  • Knowledge of Metal Accounting and Control - Desirable
  • Significant control experience.
  • Experience of working within a manufacturing or commercial environment
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel
  • Knowledge of a BI system: Essbase, EIS, SAP BW preferred
  • Knowledge of an ERP system: JD Edwards or SAP preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Sharepoint - Desirable
  • Analytical, able to understand the business from both a macro and micro perspective

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