Office Services & IT

Financial Accountant

  • Location

    United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Office Services & IT

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  • Contact:

    Antony Boyle

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  • Published:

    almost 4 years ago

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We are recruiting for an experienced Financial Accountant to join a world-wide established automaker brand based in Livingston.


  • Competitive salary
  • 33 days annual leave
  • Supported study offered
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Badge benefits in local retailers offering discount
  • On site Occupational Health, Physiotherapist and Chiropodist
  • Twice yearly appraisals
  • Bonus opportunities


  • CIMA or ACCA qualified
  • 3 years post qualified experience
  • Good technical knowledge of FRS102 & IFRS
  • Excellent VAT and Duty knowledge is essential
  • Advanced IT literacy and excel skills
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment in preferred
  • Management experience is preferred

The Job and You...

As a Financial Accountant you will be managing accounts within 4 working days of month end and ensure overhead reports are prepared within 4 working days of month end.  You will also be ensuring that the treasury function is maintained adequately.  You are responsible for all bank accounts being maintained and reconciled in an accurately and timeously. The Financial Accountant will very much be comfortable working to tight deadlines and be comfortable presenting account information to senior management upon request.

Key responsibilities will include (but not restricted to) : -

- Ensure all purchase invoices processed accurately first time and to monitor any errors made

- Ensure all Supplier queries are dealt with timeously and supplier statement reconciliations are carried out on a monthly basis and evidence is kept for review by the auditors at year end.

-Ensure monthly Management Accounts prepared within 4 working days of month end – including reconciliation of all Balance Sheets accounts, comparison to budgets etc.

-Ensure that all Profit & Loss account analysis is analysed and any necessary accruals and prepayments made – within 4 working days of month end.

-Ensuring that the following accounts are summarised and reported:

Buying price Variance

Exchange Gain

Exchange Loss

Interest Payable & Receivable

Direct & Indirect Labour

Other Income

-Ensure monthly Overhead Reports prepared and issued to Department Managers and Section Managers within 4 working days of month end – including commenting on any over/ under spends against the monthly budget

-Ensure that the bank balances are maintained effectively by investing excesses income or repaying loans effectively

-Overseeing that all bank accounts for each currency are maintained and reconciled on at least a monthly basis

-Overseeing that employees complete Travel Forms for all business travel – ensuring that all receipts are attached and any monies due are paid to/ from the company timeously, dealing with any problems that are reported by the Accounts Clerk

-Overseeing that the Petty Cash is reconciled at least once per month and dealing with any problems that are reported by the Accounts Clerk.

-Ensure that Customer Statements are prepared on a monthly basis and issued to the relevant customers and dealing with any problems that are reported by the Accounts Clerk

-Ensure that Credit Control Report is produced on a monthly basis and reported to Finance Manager

-Ensure Cashflow Reports are prepared accurately within 4 working days of month end and reports are submitted to Finance Manager

-Ensure all statutory returns e.g. VAT, Intra-stat, National Statistics are completed accurately and timeously and submitted to the relevant bodies

-To ensure that all relevant M-ACE employees are advised of monthly Exchange Rates and Infor updated timeously.

-To ensure that all necessary financial information is submitted accurately and timeously to the company’s sites abroad – via CDGIS and/ or any other methods

-To ensure that Company Insurances are maintained with all necessary insurance declarations being submitted accurately and timeously

-To assist the Finance Manager with the interim and final audits of the company’s accounts.

-To assist the Finance Manager in the preparation of the company’s Statutory Accounts

-To assist the Finance Manager in ensuring that all company taxation matters (Corporation Tax, Income Tax, VAT etc) are dealt with timeously

-To develop Key Performance Indicators for the Financial Accounting Section and to report these on a monthly basis to the Finance Manager – highlighting areas for improvement and suggesting how these improvements can be achieved.

-To ensure that all employees within the Financial Accounting Section adhere to the company policies as defined in the Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning Systems Europe Ltd Rule Book

-To ensure that employees within Financial Accounting Section have correct process documentation and work instructions

-To identify training requirements for employees within Financial Accounting Section and ensure training is given

-To act on a professional manner when dealing with all employees, colleagues and customers

-Will carry out any reasonable request made by management


To Apply...

Please have an up to date CV. Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.