Financial Accountant

Axon Moore Group LTD
Salford, UK
19 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
Contract Type
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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