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  • Job reference: RMS0229454

Support Accountant

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Stone, Staffordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 21/01/2021
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (04/03/21)
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The Role:
I'm currently working on behalf of a well known Power Generation client, actively sourcing a Finance Specialist (General Accounting) to join their expanding finance team in Stone Staffordshire on a permanent basis. The ideal candidate will be Supporting the overall financial statement preparation by executing accurate and timely completion of accounting activities in compliance with internal guidelines, procedures and external regulatory requirements

Main Accountabilities - Responsibilities, Tasks & Interactions:

Accountabilities:
- Accounting - Performs general accounting activities including daily cash transactions and bank reconciliations for both UK and Ireland businesses. Providing VAT support to ensure returns are submitted on time, populating intrastat submissions. Ensures accurate entry of accounting bookings and working to month end deadlines.
- Analysis - Executes accounting analyses and reports as assigned for general ledger and tax.
- Reporting - Ensures the production of reports, statement of accounts, reconciliations, statements of sourcing, and application of funds in a timely manner.
- Financial transactions - Applies accounting techniques and standard practices to the classification and recording of financial transactions.
- Optimization - Assists in developing and implementing processes and procedures, and continuously optimizes to gain efficiency and drive productivity gains.
- Internal controls - Participates in internal control testing and prepares relevant documentation.
- Risk assessment - Supports management with financial aspects of project funding and risk assessment


Interactions:
- GBS Finance HUB - Tallinn
- Business Controlling Community
- Country Tax/Treasury
- ARIC (Assurance, Risk & Internal Control) Country Responsible
- Internal/External Audit Teams

Challenges:
- Working in a newly established team
- Changing environment
- Building rapport with internal and external customers
- Complex excel based reporting package
- Strict Reporting Deadlines

The Company:
Our client is global technology business with a presence in over 90 countries. They offer products, systems & solutions to the global energy industry and have been leaders in innovation for over a century. With a customer-base across multiple industries including Energy, Utilities, Industrial and Transportation and almost 40,000 employees, they are committed to making energy more accessible, affordable & sustainable for millions of people globally.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Excel Skills - Intermediate or above
- Part or Fully Qualified Accountant (ACCA/CIMA/Other UK recognized accounting accreditation)
- Experience of ERP FI module in SAP
- Experience of company VAT and intrastate returns
- Experience in balance sheet reconciliations particularly bank accounts.
- Self-motivated
- Flexible approach to working hours during peak reporting timelines

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
- Previous experience of developing and implementing processes and procedures
- Large Company Experience
- Experience of all aspects of finance
- Audit Experience
- Internal Controls

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for over 50 years, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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