Senior Financial Accountant - Bedfordshire - £45k-£55k

Macildowie Associates.
Dunstable, UK
08 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Financial Accountant - £45,000-£55,000 - Global PLC Business - Bedfordshire

A global engineering and manufacturing business is currently recruiting for a Senior Financial Accountant to be a part of the Finance function of a UK subsidiary.

Given the global scope and international presence of this multi-bn turnover business, you will have plenty of opportunities to progress internally and work with a massive range of stakeholders, both within Finance and elsewhere in the business.

You will be responsible for applying your in-depth knowledge of accounting principles to analyse financial information and prepare financial reports. As a strong technical accountant, you will maintain and oversee the control of accounts and monitor areas including expenses, tax, payments and income.

Excellent business to work for with a real opportunity to put your own stamp on how things are done and make significant improvements to existing accounting processes. This role would be especially well suited to a practice-trained accountant looking for their first move into industry. There is also an opportunity here to take on a team of junior accountants, and support their development, once you've had the chance to bed into the role.

You will be working in a team with a number of audit-trained colleagues, who will understand your strengths and your weaknesses and afford you the time and training to make it a seamless transition.

Senior Financial Accountant - Key Responsibilities

- Stay on top of financial processes and procedures and implement any changes in accounting policy.
- Manage the financial controls process and maintain a rigours financial control framework.
- Support UK tax reporting requirements (corporation tax, intrastat, VAT etc...)
- Build relationships with internal and external audit teams to meet audit requirements.
- General accounting including cost accounting, management accounts packs, stat accounts etc.
- Input into month end reporting requirements including balance sheet recs, prepayments and accruals
- Prepare balance sheet and P&L statements, consolidated financial statements and other reports as needed.

You will be an ACA/ACCA qualified accountant, ideally with a Practice background or a very strong technical accounting background from within industry. You will be able to build strong working relationships across multi-functional teams and have experience of working in ERP systems

This is a role which has a big focus on process-improvement, so you will likely be someone who has a keen eye for detail and where improvements can be made in existing processes. With the opportunity to manage a team, you will be someone who enjoys mentoring and developing people.

A great opportunity to make that first or second move from a Practice role into industry, where you will have all the necessary support and induction to make that all important transition a huge success. What's great about this business is that due to it's size and global nature, you will have the opportunity to move across functions and into new areas of the business in future.

Based in Bedfordshire and easily commutable from Milton Keynes, Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Dunstable, Houghton Regis, Aylesbury, Tring, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

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