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Interim management accountant role: Bristol

Hays Construction and Property
England, Bristol
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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6 month interim accountant role starting asap Hybrid working available- 3/2 split


  • 6 month interim accounting role starting asap
  • 3 days required in the office
  • Manufacturing & SAP experience required

Responsible for ensuring the accurate processing of transactions, preparation and posting of accruals and prepayments and accounting/tax packages on a timely basis and month end reporting submission and commentary including miscellaneous current tax declarations.

Results reporting
* Prepare Financial reporting: support Accounting Partners by preparing P&L and BS, performing checks and corrections, preparing and/or performing manual adjustments
* For local legal Statutory reporting, manage parallel GAAP accounting as per Accounting Partner instructions
* Prepare Intrastat reporting: gather information about products purchased/shipped, allocate commodity codes, check and consolidate related data and load data manually into the Intrastat platform
* Prepare and post non-judgmental accruals (GL)
* For General Ledger accounting & Closing: perform pre-close checks, review related reports, identify issues/perform corrections, prepare/process journal entries
* Post corrections (Sales Cut-off)
Cash & Accounting
* Prepare the data/fundamental components for the (monthly) cash forecast upon request from their Accounting Partner
* For hedging contracts, fill in BS position / hedge requests and liaise with Treasury team
* Book hedging valuations (process journals, reconcile and correct GL vs. hedge valuations)

Payroll Accounting
* Perform Payroll Accounting (prepare and process journals, etc.)
Tax Management
* For local Tax returns, process journals and provide information to Tax Specialists for Taxes calculation
* For indirect Taxes incl. VAT, prepare and process journal entries, prepare tax payments/request refund when required
Fixed Assets (FA)
* For FA Master Record, receive and review requests and clarifications, create/correct/update FA Master Record and mapping tables
* Calculate the value of adjustments for FA physical Count (Assets), liaise with Plant/Country, verify the movements and confirm FA Count completion
* Prepare and process FA accounting entries following Plant requests (incl. collecting additional information from Plants when required)
* Perform Fixed Assets accounting (parallel Gaap) - i.e. check/transfer invoices (Investment Order), generate/book FA postings in both GAAP, generate/book depreciations, perform manual valuations when required and post adjustments

* Receive & post physical inventories (stock quantity) adjustments (in coordination with Plant Controller)
* Receive & perform manual adjustments on inventory valuation (in coordination with Plant Controller)
* Process Inventory Accounting journal entries and run the closing and opening of new financial years
Audit Support & Requests
* Prepare legal energy declaration, in coordination with Plant Controller, and submit it to relevant Authorities
Invoices Reception & Processing
* In charge of issuing and booking Intercompany recharges
* For Interco Reconciliation: load IC balances into APEX, check with AR that Interco Reconciliation are complete
* Perform some posting (ex-Bemis)


* Qualified or partially qualified accountant with demonstrable amount of experience within an accounting or finance environment

Specific Skills and Abilities
* Master accounting techniques (payroll, taxes, VAT, intrastat etc.)
* Master standards and regulations (US GaaP or local Gaap etc.)
* Confident with numbers and financial mathematics
* Good working knowledge of SAP (desirable)
* Good knowledge of Microsoft Office tools
* Good analytical skills
* Good interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with internal and external stakeholders
* High level of resilience, organised and structured, able to manage workload and prioritise
* Experience within a Shared Service Centre (desirable)

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