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Finance / Management Accountant

Country:
United Kingdom
Work Location:
Uxbridge
Advertising End Date:
15 Nov 2019
Job Type:
Regular
About The Opportunity

Overall purpose of job

Reporting to the Finance Manager, this principal role will be responsible for preparation and review of monthly management accounts and all aspects of VAT reporting.  Operating in a multi-currency environment you will work closely alongside the wider Finance team to ensure timely and accurate reporting.  Attention to detail and an ability to work independently and at pace in a high volume environment are key to succeeding in this role.

Key Responsibilities

Main Duties

  • Prepare and oversee reporting of monthly financial results ensuring your key work day activities are met each day
  • Flexibility to work increased hours on key month-end work days to ensure the team meets its reporting timelines and objectives
  • Ensure compliance with IFRS and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure Compliance with Group reporting and Internal control requirements
  • Prepare and/or review Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Prepare VAT reporting for UK and French entities
  • VAT balance sheet reconciliation production for UK and French entities
  • Supervise and help develop other finance staff members
  • Preparing reports, such as ad-hoc analyses for all levels of the organization
  • Leading contact point for auditing activities, both interim and annual external and internal audits
  • To be able to take on projects along with the monthly requirements of the role

  • Manage treasury postings

Skills, experience and education required           

  • 3 years minimum of experience in a management reporting and forecasting role in a multi-currency business.

  • Working towards a professional qualification, preferred ones being ACA/ACCA/CIMA. 

  • A business, finance or accounting degree is advantageous.

  • Knowledge of general ledger systems and procedures, financial chart of accounts and corporate procedures.
  • Ability to produce accurate balance sheet reconciliations and post journals for multiple ledgers to short timelines.
  • Working knowledge of UK VAT reporting requirements.

  • Possess a superior attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Ability to hold important information in confidence.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills are needed in order to present financial information to stakeholders within the company.

  • Analytical mind-set & computer literate (strong in MS Excel essential).
  • Cashflow reporting experience advantageous.
  • Strong project management, process Improvement and problem solving skills.
  • Previous use of Hyperion an advantage

About Us

GKN Automotive is the market leader in conventional, all-wheel and electrified drive systems and solutions.

With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s car manufacturers.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN Automotive. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN Automotive is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, colour, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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