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Lead Accountant

  • Salary

    Very Competitive Salary on Offer

  • Location

    Stevenage

  • Job type

    Permanent

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Are you an experienced Lead Accountant? Do you posses an in depth understanding of accounting, financial reporting and financial analysis? I want to talk to you!

 

I am looking for an experienced Lead Accountant to join my client on a full time and permanent basis. My client is a leading Aerospace Manufacturing organisation and are looking for individuals who possess diverse experience in both analysis and accounting and are a competent Microsoft Excel user.

 

Lead Accountant

Permanent

Very Competitive Salary on Offer

Flexible Working Hours, Core Hours: Monday to Thursday, 8:30am – 5:00pm, Friday, 8:30am – 2:00pm 

Stevenage

 

Lead Accountant

Job Description

  • Ensure financial business processes complies with General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Generate, forecast and analyse trends in sales, finance and other areas of business to assist in financial planning.
  • Participate in the monthly close process by generating various journal entries, preparing required reconciliations, and analytically reviewing specific general ledger accounts for accuracy and proper valuation.
  • Perform annual internal audits, identifying inadequate, inefficient, or ineffective internal controls and recommends improvements.
  • Confirm that book closings are achieved within an acceptable time schedule.
  • Prepare monthly forecast and bridge analysis for the P&L.
  • Analyse reports and/or corrects multiplicity accounting fluctuations to ensure proper decision making.
 

Lead Accountant

Essential Experience/Skills/Qualifications

  • Post-Secondary Degree in Accounting or equivalent combination of relevant 5-7 years of relevant experience is required.
  • Experience in financial forecast modelling with Excel is highly desirable for this role.
  • Thorough understanding and experience in financial accounting and control processes, while ensuring compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Knowledge of accounting, financial reporting and financial analysis acquired through related work experience in increasingly complex roles.
  • Strong analytical and independent problem-solving skills to evaluate financial results.
  •  Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and database management tools.
 

Lead Accountant
Company Benefits


  • Pension Scheme up to 10% company contribution.
  • 25 days Holiday Bank Holidays with the option to buy or sell
  • Employee Assistance Program for Health & Wellbeing.
  • Employee Perks – offering our employees discounts on a huge variety of goods and services.
  • Income Protection.
  • Employee Resource Groups.
  • Volunteering day off
 

If you feel you’re a good fit for this position, please click ‘apply’ or email me at Rachel.L@owendaniels.co.uk