Financial Accountant

Cobham Plc
Dorset, UK
Closing date
30 Oct 2020

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Cobham Mission Systems currently looking to recruit a Financial Accountant.

The financial accountant will play a key role in maintaining the general ledger (P&L and Balance Sheet) reporting to the Head of Financial Accounting.

The ideal candidate will have relevant experience in a financial role with a good understanding of general ledger transactions, overhead expenditure, accruals and prepayments.

This role would suit someone at the earlier part of a career in accounts who wants to grow and develop a career within Cobham.

This permenant role is based in Wimborne, Dorset.

As a Financial Accountant, your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

Part-Qualified or qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or qualified level 4 AAT)
Self-drive in personal and professional development seeking career progression
Conscientious and analytical - driven to deliver insightful information that is right first time
Initiative and perseverance in order to undertake finance activities alone, with the awareness and confidence to know when to request support
Ability to prioritise workload and manage own areas of responsibility in order to meet deadlines, whilst also playing a key role in supporting the team to meet overall objectives
Confidence to query, challenge, suggest new ideas and implement improvements

As a Financial Accountant, your main responsibilities will involve:

Maintenance and simplification of general ledger
Ensuring accurate reporting (to group, auditors etc) in line with relevant accounting standards;
Overheads (reporting and providing insightful analysis)
Capex (reporting and management of fixed asset register)
Journal postings and balance sheet reconciliations for areas of responsibility
Budgeting and forecasting for areas of responsibility; providing insightful analysis into material/key
Month end processes (taking accountability for own areas as well as supporting the team as a whole)
Review and where necessary challenge/improve financial controls and documentation procedures
Supporting information requests to external stakeholders including those from within finance and the wider business as well as consultants (tax, audit etc)

About Cobham Mission Systems

As the world's leading supplier of critical control solutions, we help our customers to increase the safety and mission capabilities of their personnel and equipment in extreme environments.

Our proven and trusted solutions in air-to-air refuelling, life support, weapons carriage and unmanned systems, deliver assured performance and class-leading through-life costs that enable our customers to bring complex projects to market quickly, and with minimal risk.

We offer challenging and rewarding roles across a wide range of disciplines that combine to make us a true global technology and service leader.

Our ethos is rooted firmly in our history of innovation, leadership and empowerment and we take great pride in solving the big problems that others can't. If it can be done we can find a way.

We believe in operating as a team, both among ourselves and alongside our partners. And we believe in pushing our potential to its very limit.

After all, we did not get to where we are now, nor will we succeed in the future, by being unambiguous or complacent. For us, Every Mission Matters.

What You Can Expect From Us

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package which includes an annual bonus, employer matched pension scheme of up to 12%, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays with options to buy/sell 5 days per year, company funded life cover of 3x salary and income protection scheme as well as a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme. In addition, we offer a wide range of additional benefits through our Cobham Choice Benefit Portal covering Health & Wellbeing benefits, Insurances, Cycle Scheme, Gym Flex, Technology Scheme and discounted Retail Vouchers to name a few.

Working at CMS Wimborne

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