Senior Financial Accountant

Hybrid / Office Location: Welwyn Garden City
£55,000 - £60,000
22 Jun 2022
20 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Financial Accountant

Office Location: Welwyn Garden City

Salary: £55,000 - £60,000

Absolute Recruitment Group is proud to be exclusively partnering with SIKA UK to support the recruitment of a Senior Financial Accountant on a permanent basis.

SIKA UK is the subsidiary of the worldwide Sika Group which is headquartered in Switzerland and the UK Head office is based in Welwyn Garden City.

The company develops and produces systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protecting. SIKA Group has over 25,000 employees and subsidiaries in more than 100 countries. 

This is an excellent opportunity to join a large international business that has built a great culture and team. They offer excellent flexible working, the ability to progress and develop your career along with a competitive salary, bonus, and benefits package.

The role of Senior Financial Accountant will suit a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA) who is either making their first move from Audit or someone with 1-2 years of industry experience working in a Financial Accounting position. This role will offer the opportunity to coach/mentor and eventually manage one individual and have exposure to working closely with Senior Managers across the business.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for maintaining IFRS16 Lease database and all associated tasks
  • Responsible for maintaining the Fixed Asset register and all associated tasks (incl. valuation of company Assets)
  • Analysing P&L costs and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Accruals and prepayments
  • Submitting data to external tax team to assist them in finalising Tax computations, calculation of QIP's and quarterly tax calculations
  • Review of company VAT returns
  • Produce final Statutory Accounts and assist with audit enquiries- Sika Limited and all UK subsidiaries
  • Assist with the company's Internal Control System
  • All tasks associated with the day to day running of the Finance team and month end/quarter end/ year end closing

Benefits include but not limited to:

  • Hybrid working
  • Bonus scheme
  • 25 days holiday (Raising to 28 days)
  • Private Heath Care
  • Group personal private pension
  • Group life insurance
  • Group income protection
  • Long service awards
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee referral programme

To be considered for this role you must be qualified (ACA/ACCA) either making your first move from Audit or with 1-2 years of PQE industry with Financial Accounting experience.

I am looking for someone with strong knowledge of IFRS16 lease accounting, UK GAAP, IFRS, and a strong background in month end closing procedures and Financial Accounting.

Bobby at Absolute Recruitment Group has been retained exclusively by SIKA UK to work this role, any third-party applications will be forwarded to Absolute Recruitment to go through the vetting process.