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General Ledger Accountant

Hays Senior Finance
England, Bristol
GBP38000.00 - GBP42000.00 per annum
Closing date
2 Nov 2022

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Manufacturing and engineering
Salary band
£30,000 - £40,000, £40,000 - £50,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home
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Job Details

Permanent- full-time accounting role Hybrid role- 3 days office/ 2 days from home (Tues/Wed)

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Position Job Title:
General Ledger Accountant
Function: Business Group (BG) Finance & IT
Sub-Function: Finance Shared Services
Location: Warmley, Bristol (BS30) Bristol Office
Line Manager's Job Title: General Ledger Team Lead
Contract Type: Permanent, full Time

Job Purpose
The role is responsible for the production & management of the general ledger for the legal entities in scope

Key stakeholders include -

  • Accounting Partners
  • Other SSC Teams & SSC Manager
  • Plant Controllers & their Team
  • Internal & external control Teams (e.g. VAT etc.)

Principal Accountabilities Results reporting

  • Prepare Financial reporting: support Accounting Partners by preparing P&L and BS, performing checks and corrections, preparing and/or performing manual adjustments
  • For local legal Statutory reporting, manage parallel GAAP accounting as per Accounting Partner instructions
  • Prepare Intrastat reporting: gather information about products purchased/shipped, allocate commodity codes, check and consolidate related data and load data manually into the Intrastat platform


  • Prepare and post non-judgmental accruals (GL)
  • For General Ledger accounting & Closing: perform pre-close checks, review related reports, identify issues/perform corrections, prepare/process journal entries
  • Post corrections (Sales Cut-off)

Cash & Accounting

  • Prepare the data/fundamental components for the (monthly) cash forecast upon request from their Accounting Partner
  • For hedging contracts, fill in BS position / hedge requests and liaise with Treasury team
  • Book hedging valuations (process journals, reconcile and correct GL vs. hedge valuations)

Payroll Accounting

  • Perform Payroll Accounting (prepare and process journals, etc.)

Tax Management

  • For local Tax returns, process journals and provide information to Tax Specialists for Taxes calculation
  • For indirect Taxes incl. VAT, prepare and process journal entries, prepare tax payments/request refund when required

Fixed Assets (FA)

  • For FA Master Record, receive and review requests and clarifications, create/correct/update FA Master Record and mapping tables
  • Calculate the value of adjustments for FA physical Count (Assets), liaise with Plant/Country, verify the movements and confirm FA Count completion
  • Prepare and process FA accounting entries following Plant requests (incl. collecting additional information from Plants when required)
  • Perform Fixed Assets accounting (parallel Gaap) - i.e. check/transfer invoices (Investment Order), generate/book FA postings in both GAAP, generate/book depreciations, perform manual valuations when required and post adjustments


  • Receive & post physical inventories (stock quantity) adjustments (in coordination with Plant Controller)
  • Receive & perform manual adjustments on inventory valuation (in coordination with Plant Controller)
  • Process Inventory Accounting journal entries and run the closing and opening of new financial years

Audit Support & Requests

  • Prepare legal energy declaration, in coordination with Plant Controller, and submit it to relevant Authorities

Invoices Reception & Processing

  • In charge of issuing and booking Intercompany recharges


  • For Interco Reconciliation: load IC balances into APEX, check with AR that Interco Reconciliation are complete
  • Perform some posting (ex-Bemis)

What you'll need to succeed

  • 2+ years of experience in accounting (accounting firm, well-rounded knowledge)
  • Master accounting techniques (payroll, taxes, VAT, intrastat etc.)
  • Master standards and regulations (US GaaP or local Gaap etc.)
  • Confident with numbers and financial mathematics
  • Good working knowledge of SAP-S/4 Financial Applications
  • Good knowledge of computer tools
  • Language skills - English (fluent), additional languages considered an asset
  • Good analytical and synthesizing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with internal and external stakeholders

What you'll get in return
Flexible working options available.

What you need to do now
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