Job Title: Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Croydon, Surrey
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Start Date: 08/04/2020
Reference: 14086473/001_1583255487
Contact Name: Richard Latham
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 03, 2020 17:11

Job Description

Qualified / Newly Qualified Accountant required

Growing engineering company

Client Details

Leading Croydon based engineering company seeking an ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified or newly qualified accountant


The UK Accountant is a new role reporting to the UK Controller. The role will support the UK Controller with various regular and ad-hoc accounting duties and in helping to improve on an ongoing basis the level of internal control, procedures and processes within the business. It is envisaged that the role will evolve over time as it becomes more structured and defined.

Amongst other duties, the main responsibilities of the job are to:

Assist the UK Controller with various project and initiatives to improve overall reporting and internal control environment for the company

Prepare monthly bank reconciliations for accounts of the company

Prepare and submit Intercompany recharges for other group entities

Perform reconciliation of intercompany balances and activity monthly and investigate differences as appropriate

Prepare and selection of Intercompany invoices for payment

Perform cost rolls and checking of new standard costs part in JD Edwards (JDE) for the company

Identify costing errors; working with engineering department to make corrections

Create missing standard costs for new purchase parts

Perform month end close duties as assigned, journals, assisting with accruals and prepayments etc.

Assist the UK Controller with annual external audit process and any related queries either from divisional or group Head Office

Prepare and review monthly European Community sales returns (for value added tax (VAT) purposes)

Prepare and file quarterly VAT returns

Be the interface between accounts payable and purchasing assisting with resolving open purchased receipts


The ideal candidate will possess the below qualifications and experience:

BA or BSc in Accounting and/or Finance

Qualified / Newly Qualified Accountant

Previous experience in accounting, finance and/or public accounting preferably in practice

Prior experience with JD Edwards (JDE) business systems

Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint)

Cognos or other financial reporting package experience

In addition, candidates will possess:

A high standard of accuracy with excellent written and spoken communication skills

Excellent computer and IT skills including; Word, Excel, Adobe and experience of using spreadsheets and databases.

The ability to multi-task responsibilities simultaneously and work autonomously

Excellent attention to detail and accuracy skills

A self-motivated attitude, be driven, flexible and able to complete assigned tasks; results driven

A Team player attitude with the ability to work independently.

Job Offer

25 days holiday, generous pension, impressive modern offices, bonus, health care