Financial Accountant - Financial Accounting - FTC role job in Worcester | SNC-Lavalin Careers

Worcester, UK
16 Sep 2019
19 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
SNC-Lavalin is going through an exciting period of change. A Canadian listed engineering and construction firm, on July 2017 they acquired the UK engineering consultancy Atkins bringing with it a great opportunity to re-position the SNC-Lavalin brand in the eyes of our markets and ahead of our competitors. The combined group now has approximately 50,000 employees around the world and both Atkins and SNC-L's offerings combined give us the opportunity to continue our growth. The future of engineering and construction is in the greater use of data, combined with technologies to deliver our services more efficiently and bring different offerings to our clients. From apps, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, to mobility as a service and digital asset management, we are combining our traditional engineering skills with technology to fundamentally change the way we do things.

EDPM is the Engineering, Design & Project Management sector of SNC-Lavalin. We plan, design and enable the delivery of complex projects and major programmes across transportation, energy and infrastructure. Primarily made up of Atkins, including Faithful+Gould, we push boundaries and create value as trusted advisors to our clients and partners.

SNCL Atkins currently have an opportunity for Financial Accountant - Financial Accounting in Worcester.

This role is currently being advertised as 6 months FTC

Job Summary:

This position is part of the Shared Service Facility (SSF) Financial Accounting team. The role involves the provision of support to the SSF Financial Controller. The main activities concern preparation of SSF management accounts, IFRS 16 lease accounting, internal "autotrading" and reconciling the quarterly inter-company return.

Responsible to: SSF Financial Controller

Key Relationships:

Internal - the SSF Financial Accounting Department; Department Managers; other departments within the SSF; the broader Atkins Finance community (including overseas FC).

External - occasionally Atkins suppliers & customers.

Job Description:
  • Preparation of SSF management accounts and analysing variances
  • Preparing budget and forecast information for SSF costs
  • Prepare journals and reconcile IFRS16 lease accounting entries
  • Calculation of monthly internal autotrading commitments, including adjustments for local taxes e.g. Withholding Tax, Deemed Profit Tax and Goods Services Tax
  • Assist with the quarterly inter-company reconciliation process and feedback to Group companies (over 80 overseas entities)
  • Assistance with the preparation of annual corporation tax packs for four statutory companies
  • Preparation of analysis and reports for Group Tax, Group Finance and Group Treasury departments.
  • Analysis and submission of related party transactions for parent company, SNC-Lavalin
  • Adhoc projects and tasks

Person Specification


Technical and Professional Experience
  • Qualified in a recognised professional accountancy qualification
  • The candidate must have an advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, including use and set-up of Pivot tables and formulas.
  • Experience of an accounting software package


Good working knowledge of JD Edwards accounting software

Behavioural Competencies
  • Good attention to detail
  • Team Player - as a small team it will be necessary to cover colleagues' workload
  • Able to demonstrate the Core Values of the SSF -setting an example to others by showing respect and courtesy at all times, being open and honest, innovative and flexible
  • Sound analytical skills
  • Customer Awareness
  • Organised - they must be able to work in a structured way demonstrating an audit trail
  • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work to deadlines and take responsibility - must be able to identify the deadline for a piece of work to be completed e.g. period end and take responsibility for ensuring that the deadline is achieved

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Rewards and benefits:
Atkins offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices.
All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device:

Security Clearance:
This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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