Financial Accounting Manager

Johnson Matthey
Barnsley, UK
13 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Financial Accounting Manager

Royston UK

United Kingdom

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1DescriptionFinancial Accounting Manger Location: RoystonJob Family: Finance.Johnson Matthey ('JM') is a global leader in science that enables a cleaner and healthier world. With over 200 years of sustained commitment to innovation and technological breakthroughs, we improve the function, performance and safety of our customers' products. Our science has a global impact in areas such as low emission transport, pharmaceuticals, chemical processing and making the most efficient use of the planet's natural resources. Today more than 14,000 Johnson Matthey professionals collaborate with our network of customers and partners to make a real difference to the world around us. Efficient Natural Resources is an autonomous business, one of four sectors within Johnson Matthey, with revenues of circa £1 billion (circa £7 billion including precious metals) and operations worldwide.Platinum Group Metal Services (PGMS) is one of four businesses within the Efficient Natural Resources Sector that manages, distributes, refines and recycles precious metals and fabricates products using precious metals and related materials. The business unit also manufactures platinum group metals, minor metal compounds, organometallics and fine metal powders for high technology applications, as well as providing a range of management services for platinum group metals.PGMS has manufacturing operations in the UK, US and China and sells to key markets globally across Europe, the US and Asia.Job purposeLead the Financial Accounting teams by coaching, developing and career planning the individual staff members to achieve a fully integrated partner relationship with the business. Develop a team of highly motivated and talented individuals to facilitate effective working relationships within the business functions.Key responsibilitiesPartner the business with focus on Group and local compliance and reporting in terms of completeness and accuracy.Custodian of robust and effective controls in the business in order to safeguard the assets of the shareholders.Responsible for meeting group and local reporting deadlines.Input to and the implementation of finance and business strategies to promote sustainable year on year profitability growth.Responsible for taxation (local), legal (local), financial accounting, credit management fixed assets and capital programmes and master data support areas. (plus indirectly Accounts Payable & Treasury)To be accountable for the evaluation of risk and compensating actions in line with the Group and local risk management strategy.Responsible for the optimisation of the working capital of the business in terms of accounts payable & accounts receivable and cashflow with a view to continuous process improvements.Custodian of the company balance sheet to ensure correct controls and accounting treatment are applied.Ensure the business operated within a controlled framework of internal controlsPresiding over the credit worthiness of prospective customers and for the management of any potential litigation process as a result of non-payment with Group Legal.Acting as an internal financial and business consultantAre you the ideal candidate?You will:Key knowledge of cost accounting/financial accounting and processes in a high controlled environmentAn ability to provide innovative solutions to problemsExperience of structured problem-solving techniques such as Six Sigma and LeanCapable of motivating and leading a team of talented individualsProfessional Accounting QualificationSeveral year's progressive experienceHigh level of numeracy, working with systems and data.Knowledge of ERP (SAP) or similar systemsStrong background in effective controls and governance frameworksUnderstanding of good governance control mechanisms and effective process designHow to apply:Internal applicants should advise their line manager before applying. A full job description is available on request from If you have the necessary skills and experience to join our team, please apply online - Here#LI-JM1Are you a returning applicant?Previous Applicants:Email:Password:
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