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Financial Accountant

Job Description

Job Title: Financial Accountant

Location: Berry M&H, Llantrisant Business Park, Llantrisant, Pontyclun, CF72 8LF, UK

Job Purpose:

  • To ensure the timely and accurate recording and reporting of finance activities in accordance with best practice and Berry group accounting policies.
  • As a key component of the site’s finance team, the Financial Accountant’s prime responsibility will be the accurate reporting of site financial performance in line with group reporting deadlines. This will include ensuring transactions are suitably approved and accurately posted to the core Sage system, in addition to providing good support to internal customers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ownership of the site’s ledgers and associated bookkeeping through the Sage 500 system
  • Delivery of monthly period end closing process within 4 working days
  • Preparation of monthly site report pack for management
  • Uploading of site results into the central reporting systems
  • Monthly reporting such as sales and purchasing analysis
  • Monthly multi-currency bank reconciliation
  • Meeting additional quarter and year end reporting requirements
  • Management of the site’s accounts receivable ledger – liaising with sales regarding credit limits, managing customer risk and posting of payments
  • Management of the site’s accounts payable ledger – posting of invoices and payments, supplier payment runs and statement reconciliations
  • Preparation and submission of monthly Intrastat, National Statistics and quarterly VAT returns (in association with UK Head Office)
  • Responsibility for updating customer prices for quarterly material index changes and value-added price increases
  • Ad hoc reporting and site analysis as and when required
  • Bank administration management re managing authorisers, users, credit cards etc

This list is by no means exhaustive.

Qualifications, skills and knowledge:

  • Used to working in a small but effective finance team, ideally you will have a broad accounting knowledge and be able to work independently to tight deadlines, with accuracy.
  • You will also be able to communicate effectively and sensitively with customers, suppliers and internal colleagues across the world.
  • Qualified or part-qualified preferable but not essential
  • SAGE experience is preferable but not essential
  • At least 3 years financial accounting experience
  • Confident in using MS Office, incl. Excel