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Financial Accountant

  • Job reference: 919871
  • Location: Highlands
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Office & Commercial
  • Date posted: 29/05/2018

**Opportunity in the Inverness area for a P/T Finance Assistant**

Role Purpose

Provide support to the Management Accountant to ensure that all Financial, Taxation and Payroll data is delivered accurately and on time to internal and external stakeholders

Key Accountabilities

* Open & distribute daily post for the Finance Department

* Preparation and submission of monthly VAT return for UK (x2) and German Legal Entities

* Preparation and submission of monthly VAT Intrastat returns for UK and Germal Legal Entities

* Preparation and submission of monthly EC Sales Lists for UK and German Legal Entities

* Processing of deferment duty and Import VAT on imported goods

* Complete monthly reconciliation of Import VAT and deferred duty account with HMRC

* Processing payroll arrestments, Union dues, etc

* Collate, sort and scan incoming vendor invoices to EIM on a daily basis

* Review and posting to SAP of employee expense and mileage claims (for 2 UK Legal Entities)

* Respond to telephone/email queries (eg.from employees relating to expenses or payroll)

* Preparation and entry of manual recharge sales invoices to other SGL plants or for ad-hoc items

* Ensure compliance with local and EU VAT regulations

* Preparation and submission of National Statistics returns

* Preparation and posting of journals for payroll and other recurring items as required (for 2 UK Entities)

* Prepare monthly accruals summary of "running" items to facilitate a timely and accurate close

* Ensure filing and archiving are undertaken on accurate & timely basis to meet UK record keeping legislation

* Ensure full compliance with SGL authorisation matrix and all financial controls

* Participate in annual review and update of ICS processes as relevant to Finance area

* Provide cover for short term absences of Management Accountant

* Process any cheques received from customers

* Reconcile petty cash and raise cheques for replenishing cash as necessary

* Provide general admin support for the Finance team and the site as required, eg Reception phone loop

Corporate Description

Management accounting and controlling

* Product cost calculation

* OMP planning process and reporting

* Stepwise to Financial Shared Services:

* Statutory reporting and accounts

* VAT management

* (Accounts payables and receivables)

* Asset and bank management

* Payroll processing

Preferred Knowledge / Skills / Experiences

* 3+ years of experience as an accountant assistant and/or accounts payable clerk

* Minimum educational level Standard Grade English and Maths or equivalent. ACCA Accounting Technician qualification preferred.

* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

* Experience of SAP preferred

* Integrity, and the ability to handle confidential information appropriately

* Adaptability

* Ability to plan and organise work against published deadlines

* Evidence of setting high work standards and a commitment to quality

* Proactivity

* Ability to operate successfully and effectively in a team

* Ability to build and sustain effective working relationships

* Ability to identify, analyse and solve problems

* Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form

**If interested please e-mail your CV to**

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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