Financial Accountant

  • Location

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

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  • Salary:

    Up to £55000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Alex Benton

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

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Financial Accountant


About the role

Here at Babcock we are currently recruiting a Financial Accountant to join our UK Military Aviation business on a permanent, full time basis.

You will report directly into the Head of Finance, managing all aspects of statutory reporting and financial accounting. You will also be responsible for the on-going development, and mentoring of an Assistant Accountant.

This is the perfect opportunity for a qualified accountant looking to take on their next exciting reporting role, within a large global business working in a unique sector.

You will have exposure to senior management within Babcock and there are possibilities for further progression within the organisation, secondments / projects with other finance teams.

Duties will include:

  • Financial accounting transactions as required including maintaining fixed asset register, balance sheet reconciliations, intercompany management and investigation.
  • Business improvements - development and review - for all aspects of accounting, reporting and forecasting, including variance analysis
  • Manage functional Overheads monthly reporting & forecasting
  • Supporting preparation of statutory accounts, tax packs and group submissions
  • Interfacing with external auditors, including management of deliverables and other ad hoc audit requirements
  • Short term cash flow production

What do I need to do the role?

  • Recognised professional qualification - ACA, ACCA, CIMA
  • Experience of audit and statutory accounts processes, gained through professional practice (desirable)
  • Up to date knowledge of latest accounting standards - IFRS and UK GAAP
  • Proficient with the use of Microsoft Excel and SAP

What else do I need to know?

  • The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC Security Clearance
  • We are based at Lakeside, Portsmouth
  • Parking and other facilities on site

About Babcock International

For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.

We're committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. You'll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

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