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Financial Accountant

Plasser UK, Market Leading Technical Services

West Ealing, London

Gross £35k to £40k plus generous pension scheme

 

ABOUT PLASSER:

Plasser UK is a subsidiary of the Plasser & Theurer Group of companies specialising in the design,  manufacture, repair and maintenance of railway machinery.  With over 4,000 staff worldwide and operating in over 20 countries, we are considered leaders within this very niche industry.

 

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

To assist the Finance Director in the running of the Accounts Department. Work includes preparation of monthly management accounts, as well as ensuring transactional processing of the department are kept up-to-date.

 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Management Accounts

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts. Work include:
  • Month-end closure routine
  • General ledger review and journal adjustments
  • Accruals and prepayments
  • Fixed assets schedules maintenance and depreciation journals
  • Preparation of monthly analyses

VAT Returns and Government Surveys

Preparation, reconciliation, and submission of VAT Returns (UK and Irish VAT) and all government surveys.

Annual Statutory Accounts

Assist the preparation of the year-end audit file. Work include:

  • Statutory accounts preparation
  • Preparation of all supporting working papers and schedules for year-end audit purposes
  • Analysis and schedules for Corporation Tax purposes

Transactional duties

Work closely with the Accounts Assistant to ensure that transactional work flow are completed and kept up-to-date:

  • Timely processing of purchase invoices
  • Collaboration with Purchasing Department to resolve any issues with Purchase Orders
  • Ensure sign off and authorisation are in accordance with the Company’s procedures
  • Follow up supplier queries
  • Perform mid-month and month-end payment run
  • Perform supplier statement reconciliation
  • Ensure the Purchase Ledgers are maintained in a tidy manner  

Other

  • To provide adhoc analysis as and when required including Job Performance reporting and review
  • To provide cover and holiday/sick cover for colleagues
  • Any other adhoc duties as required  

 

EMPLOYEE SPECIFICATION

1. Academic/Technical Qualifications:

Essential

  • Part qualified ACCA (or equivalent)

  2. Specialist/Technical Knowledge, Skills or Aptitude:

Essential

  • Good basic accounting knowledge

Desirable

  • Management and statutory accounts knowledge  

3. Experience (type, level, extent, etc):

Essential

  • At least two years accounting experience
  • Proficient in MS Excel
  • Hands-on

Desirable

  • Experience working with multi-currencies
  • Experience of MS Navision
  • Analytical skills/experience  

4. Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Ability to integrate and thrive within current small Accounts team
  • Accurate and has an eye for detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Self-motivated with ability to prioritise
  • Flexible  

Desirable

  • Good time management
  • Sense of humour

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