Assistant Reporting Accountant

MPI Limited
Hampshire, UK
Closing date
22 Sep 2020

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Assistant Reporting Accountant required for Collingwood, Fareham. Hampshire.

Immediate start for approx. 3-month contract.

Security Criteria to be achieved:

• BPSS + MOD 'SC' Security Clearance.

• Annual Credit check

• DVLA check

The successful candidate will be required to undergo full SC clearance but can start with BPSS

Rate of pay - £14.55 per hour to £17.15 per hour PAYE, dependant on experience.

37 hours per week. (8 hours Mon-Thurs, 5 hours Fri)

General Description of Job:

Reporting to the Financial Controller, to assist with all aspects of the Sea Business Unit's Financial & Statutory reporting.

Key outputs/deliverables will be:

To support the month end and quarterly accounting and reporting processes for Sea Training, to ensure that Sector, Group and local requirements are met and delivered to schedule, and to support delivery of the external reporting obligations of the business unit.

• Preparation of monthly reporting submissions

• Processing sales invoices on SAP and Exostar

• Control of excel models to support group submissions

• Analysis of monthly working capital and operating cash performance

• Assist with yearend audit reporting, tax reporting and any other required sector and group reporting

• Support of local and parent company audits

• Assist with statutory accounts in compliance with relevant UK GAAP

• Preparation of Office of National statistics returns

• Weekly short term cashflow forecasting

• Intercompany reconciliations and agreements

• The set-up of new projects, and the administration of existing projects, in SAP

• Balance Sheet Reconciliation - Monitoring & Compliance

• CIS returns and VAT returns

• Ad-hoc reporting

Main Accountabilities:

• To ensure that internal and external reporting obligations are met and delivered on schedule

• Compliance with group policies and best practice to ensure the integrity of reporting, and to minimise audit queries or issues

• The maintenance and availability of SAP projects

• SAP ledger reconciliation

• Weekly cash forecasts and reporting

• Analysis of monthly cash performance

• Identification of opportunities for reporting efficiencies and improvement

• To be a proficient SAP User

Technical Experience and Qualifications: -

Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience:

• Part Qualified CIMA/ACCA, actively progressing to qualified status - Essential

• Sound technical knowledge, of IFRS and UK GAAP - Essential

Skills & Competencies

Key Technical Skills / competencies

• Resilient and proactive - Essential

• Good attention to detail - Essential

• Experience in the use of Microsoft Office applications, proficient in Excel - Essential

• Experience of SAP Financial Accounting and Project Systems - Essential

• Driving Licence - Desirable

Key Leadership & People Management skills

• Strong communicator

• Confidence to bring issues or concerns to the attention of management

Skills Profile

Interpersonal/Behavioural Skills

• Ability to work with minimum supervision and under own initiative

• Ability to work effectively under pressure

• Good time management and ability to plan effectively
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