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Lead Accountant

Location: Stevenage, HERTS, United Kingdom
Job Family : Accounting/Auditing
Job Type : Regular
Posted : Feb 26, 2024
Job ID: 46928

Job Description
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We are a global leader in the research, design, integration, manufacture, certification, and lifetime service of flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management, lubrication, and pneumatic systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets. We support the world’s aircraft and aero engine manufacturers, providing a century of experience and innovation for commercial and military aircraft.

Joining our team means, you are helping to deliver our purpose of ‘Enabling Engineering Breakthroughs that Lead to a Better Tomorrow. A career at Parker Meggitt offers boundless potential for professional and personal growth. You will work alongside the brightest minds in the world, help develop innovative technology and products, and contribute to our company’s goal of solving the world’s greatest engineering challenges.

We have succeeded in employing the top talent in the industry by focusing our hiring efforts on the individual, not the job description. If you are an inquisitive thinker with great ideas and a desire to succeed, we will find the perfect spot for you on our team.

An opportunity has arisen to join our organisation as an Accountant. We are seeking an individual who possesses diverse experience in both analysis and accounting and who can flex where needed. We rely on MS Excel extensively in our processes and need someone with advanced Excel knowledge. Experience in financial forecast modelling with Excel is highly valued for this role.

·         Analyse companys financial statements, prepare reports and make recommendations to management.

·         Ensure financial business processes are in compliance 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 accomplished 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.

·         Other responsibilities as assigned.

·         Post-Secondary Degree in Accounting or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectation is essential to be successful in the role.

·         5-7 Years of relevant experience is required.

·         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 attention to detail, good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise with changing situations.

·         Strong analytical and independent problem solving skills to evaluate financial results.

·         Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to explain complex information to others.

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and database management tools.

·         Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.

Parker Meggitt is proud to offer a competitive total rewards framework designed with our colleagues' health, wealth and well-being in mind to help our employees balance a successful career.  Our competitive offer package will include:

·         Early finish on Fridays.

·         Pension Scheme up to 10% company contribution.

·         Employee Assistance Program for Health & Wellbeing.

·         Employee Perkz – offering our employees discounts on a huge variety of goods and services.

·         Income Protection.

·         Employee Resource Groups.

·         Volunteering day off.

Parker Meggitt is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and beliefs define who we are as a business and that building a culture of respect and appreciation will give everyone the opportunity to recognise their full potential

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