Financial Accountant

Recruiter
Axon Moore Group LTD
Location
Salford, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Sep 2019
Closes
26 Sep 2019
Ref
1268288905
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Axon Moore are exclusively working on behalf of a manufacturing business based in Salford. A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a technically astute Accountant to join a global business in a broad Company Accountant role. We are seeking a technically strong, driven and meticulous individual who can work in a pressured environment and to tight deadlines.

As a Finance Accountant you will provide internal reporting activities for the UK Sales entity of a global manufacturer. This will include responsibilities around the month end close process cycle, mid-month processes, business and commercial analysis.

Key Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for delivering the financial reporting processes and gaining a full understanding of the companies policies and internal controls to ensure adherence at all times, plus full financial ownership of the UK Sales entity including:-

• Monthly reporting via ERP system

• Business unit P&L analysis

• Variance to budget and forecast commentary

• Commercial reporting and analysis on revenue and margins

• Ensure consistency with global standards in revenue recognition (US GAAP / UK GAAP)

• Maintenance and reconciliation of all inter-company recharges

• Gross margin and standard costing analysis at a sales order level

• Sarbanes Oxley controls and completion of quarterly Internal Control Questionnaires

• Maintenance of the billing and back log master databases and analytics order level, graphs, KPIs

• Partner with Sales function on the management of large projects including revenue recognition and billing requirements

• Work closely with the commercial analyst to provide good quality and intelligent information to various internal stakeholders

• Prepare annual statutory accounts and tax return in partnership with KPMG and PWC

• Prepare and support all internal and external audits

• Monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations

• Annual budgeting and forecasting

• Annual budgeting and monthly forecasting including variance analysis by business unit

• Develop business intelligence reporting dashboards for manufacturing plant inventory

• Drive improved product margin in partnership with the plant

• Support to ad-hoc continuous improvement projects across the sales company

Person Specification:

• Qualified accountant.

• Strong / recent Manufacturing background.

• Project Management experience.

• Senior stakeholder management skills.

• Advanced excel skills.

• Delivery of financial reporting KPI's within a team.

• ERP system knowledge

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