Financial Accountant

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    Manufacturing & Engineering

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    10 days ago

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    Hays Senior Finance

Hydro Extrusions is one of 4 business areas that make Norsk Hydro and is a world-leading aluminium extrusion business counting around 100 production sites in 40 countries and employing 20,000 people. Through our unique combination of local expertise, global network, and unmatched R&D capabilities, we can offer everything from standards profiles, to advanced development and manufacturing for most industries. Since 1905, Hydro has turned natural resources into valuable products for people and businesses with focus on a safe and good workplace for our 34,000 employees in more than 140 locations.

Role outline

To work within a small finance team with 2 other colleagues in the UK and develop a very close working relationship with our shared service Finance team in Hungary. The role would suit a newly qualified accountant looking to progress their career to the next level within a multinational organisation. You must be a forward thinking, change adoptable person, willing to challenge the status quo and provide business partner support, both to Finance and the wider commercial organisation.


  • Undertake various month and year end finance tasks as required by Group reporting
  • Take responsibility for the year end audit statutory audit
  • Complete balance sheet reconciliations using internal group approved software
  • Undertake the quarterly VAT reporting via MTD, including any associated issues with commodity codes, intrastat reporting, and undertake any Brexit related issues on import and export
  • Be the point of contact and responsible for the expenses claims of all employees via the Concur expenses system
  • Approval of payments to suppliers
  • Deal with any HMRC related issues, including duty deferment account
  • Full overview of any outstanding invoices not yet approved in SAP to ensure that the month end accruals are made in a timely manner
  • Have full control of all fixed assets purchases, disposals and IFRS16 reporting requirements
  • Be the point of contact within the business for management of the company car fleet
  • Involvement with the group treasury department to ensure compliance with treasury requirements
  • Full involvement with Group Internal Audit and compliance with the rules surrounding the Group's Internal Control Financial Reporting, including quarterly reporting
  • Liaise with the company's insurance provider and ensure compliance with internal group insurance requirements
  • Complete monthly presentations for the business and wider Group
  • Approval of purchase invoices relating to Finance department activities that have a direct link into the Finance organisation
  • Be the point of contact for any testing required within SAP for the Finance team in the UK
  • Create new cost centres and reports with SAP
  • Identify efficiencies and innovative solutions which will streamline procedures and procedures, both within the department and across the wider business

Experience and Skills

  • A qualified accountant, with experience gained in practice or industry
  • A willingness to learn new skills and gain new experiences within a forward looking, commercially driven organisation at the forefront of sustainability
  • Experience of month end reporting, working to tight deadlines
  • Ambitious with a desire to progress, within the UK or wider Group
  • A desire and willingness to travel to other Group locations
  • Broad experience across a wide range of finance activities, and a desire to learn new skills
  • Ability to set and track project milestones and deliverables
  • Experience of SAP
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Problem solving skills, with ability to think laterally
  • Full competence in Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Use of English both orally and in writing
  • Confident with an outgoing personality
  • Be target driven
  • Have the ability to self-motivate, prioritise and manage your own workload
  • Good to have experience in PowerBI & Salesforce

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