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Senior Financial Accountant

Hays Senior Finance
England, Towcester, Northamptonshire
GBP50000.0 - GBP55000.0 per annum + £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Manufacturing and engineering
Salary band
£50,000 - £60,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Your new company
Our client is a leading manufacturer in their specialist field with headquarters in the US and a global presence in R&D, manufacturing, and sales.

Your new role
Due to structural changes, they are actively seeking an energetic and experienced Senior Financial Accountant to join their finance team. This role involves hands-on oversight of the company's financial records and ensuring compliance with all relevant laws and regulations. Responsibilities will include:

  • Financial Accounting:
    • Assist with month-end accounting processes, including balance sheet reconciliations and income statement analyses.
    • Support preparation of quarterly financial reporting packs.
    • Prepare annual statutory financial statements (FRS102).
    • Assist in organising the annual UK statutory audit, liaising with auditors.
    • Maintain accuracy of Oracle statutory ledgers for local accounts and tax returns.
  • Tax and Compliance:
    • Administer VAT reporting and compliance, including logistics importation record keeping.
    • Prepare Corporation Tax Returns Packs and assist with quarterly tax provisions.
    • Liaise with third-party advisors as needed.
    • Ensure timely completion of regulatory returns.
  • Treasury:
    • Support preparation and maintenance of cashflow reports.
    • Assist with local treasury processes and intragroup settlements.
    • Manage corporate credit card programs.
  • Additional Responsibilities:
    • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to strengthen internal controls (including Sarbanes Oxley).
    • Effectively manage the Overseas Shared Service Centre team.
    • Provide guidance to non-finance staff within the business.

What you'll need to succeed
The ideal person will be fully ACA or ACCA qualified with several years of demonstrable experience working in a professional accounting practice or a commercial organisation. Experience in FRS102 is key along with proficiency in ERP systems (preferably Oracle) and Microsoft Excel (lookups, pivot tables, and formulas). The right person will be a self-motivated problem solver with a 'can-do' attitude. Someone who excels in teamwork and has a strong desire to drive positive changes within a decentralised finance function. Excellent communication skills are essential.

What you'll get in return
This business offers a rewarding benefits package, flexible working options and 25 days annual leave + statutory days. In addition to competitive benefits and compensation, they offer a dynamic and international workplace where your ideas are valued, and your potential can flourish.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion about your career.

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