Financial Reporting Accountant - 4496

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Recruiter
SPARROWS Group
Location
Aberdeen, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
04 Sep 2019
Closes
22 Sep 2019
Ref
1235898659
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Sparrows Group is a specialist lifting and mechanical handling contractor that delivers equipment, technology and integrated engineering services to the global energy industry. Our solutions support our clients to optimise their efficiency by ensuring the performance, reliability and safety of critical equipment and people.

With our headquarters in Aberdeen, we employ over 1,600 people across numerous operational locations across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

We are looking to recruit a Financial Reporting Accountant to join our team at Sparrows in Aberdeen.

The main purpose of the role is to work closely with the Group Accountant and Financial Reporting Manager, the Financial Reporting Accountant must ensure the maintenance and development of the highest standard of financial control to support both current operations and continued growth of the enterprise.The Financial Reporting Accountant will primarily be responsible for the annual statutory audits and assistance with month end / year end reporting.

Main responsibilities
  • Main contact with external auditors with respect to the annual statutory audit (December Y/E)
  • Preparation and review of statutory accounts for all Group companies including Group consolidation
  • Control of potential audit adjustments and reconciliation of retained earnings
  • Liaison with international auditors and management of local audit processes
  • Review/assistance of intercompany reporting function
  • Liaison with the tax department and provision of accurate financial information for tax accounting / reporting
  • Assist in the review and implementation accounting policies and procedures for the Group
  • Assist with month end reporting
  • Assist with the incorporation of acquisitions within the Group
  • Other ad hoc activities as required
Management systems - compliance & improvement by
·Verifying that their team members follow current policies and procedures for HSE&Q, HR and Finance.

·Identifying and reporting non-compliance with policies and procedures and assisting in resolving the issues in a timely manner.

·Participating in improvement programmes and implementing change.
Supporting a first class safety culture and ensuring environmental compliance
·Lead by example and communicate to all of their personnel that safe work and safe operations is an absolute requirement and not just an option.

·Intervening whenever they see a violation and holding a one to one discussion.

·Taking part in Workplace Safety Reviews and observation programmes on a regular basis and reporting findings to the HSE(Q) Department

·Ensuring that HS&E risks in their business area are assessed, documented and that the control measures are communicated effectively to the workforce to prevent accidents and pollution.

·Ensuring that any incidents in their business area are reported immediately and thoroughly investigated.

·Seeking the advice and guidance of HSEQ to address any potential or actual issues.

·Ensuring that any spills are dealt with by prompt emergency response to prevent pollution from reaching ground water and are reported promptly to the HSEQ Department

·It is mandatory that the incumbent is familiar with, and follows the Company's Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Management System and takes an active part in the compliance and improvement of the Management Systems

·The incumbent must report any accidents, incidents, near misses, actual or potential problems with products, services or systems according to the Management System processes/procedures

·The incumbent also has legal responsibilities under country-specific health and safety legislation to follow all Company policies, procedures, guidelines, control measures, signage and permit conditions and to know what to do in an emergency.

The incumbent is also responsible for the health and safety arrangements of subordinates (if any) and for any persons visiting them while on the Company premises
HSEQ responsibilities
·It is mandatory that the incumbent is familiar with the Company's HSEQ Policy and takes an active role in the compliance and improvement of Sparrows Integrated Management System. The incumbent must report any incidents, near misses, actual or potential problems with products, services or systems to their Line Manager.

·The incumbent also has legal responsibilities under country-specific health and safety legislation to follow all Company processes and procedures and familiarise themselves with the emergency response arrangements applicable to them. The incumbent is also responsible for the health and safety arrangements of subordinates (if any) and for any persons visiting them while on the Company premises

Qualifications and experience

·CA/ACCA qualified - suitable for newly qualified

·Financial Reporting experience

·Good commercial acumen

·Good communication skills

·Leadership skills

·Ability to work to tight deadlines

·Strong knowledge of FRS 102

·Strong excel knowledge

·SUN Systems experience desirable

·Strong organisational skills

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