Senior Financial Accountant

  • Location

    Preston, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    £38.00 - £42.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Catherine Robinson

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Job Title: Senior Financial Accountant
Duration: 12 months
Hours: 37 per week
Site: Warton, Preston
Pay rate: £38.00 PAYE/£42.00 LTD per hour

We are being kept very busy by our clients at the moment and we are now looking for a Senior Financial Accountant to work with our biggest customer in the Aerospace sector.

Working within a busy team, you will be responsible for the delivery of financial accounting and tax services, ensuring appropriate adherence to business financial controls. You will be working closely with finance leads, the wider business community as well as HR and Group Tax through the various activities undertaken by the team. The role includes responsibility for both internal reporting as well as some statutory accounts and tax returns.


-Management of a number of entities and branches within the Overseas portfolio of companies
-Co-ordinate the preparation of the budget for a number of entities and branches
-Coordination of the inputs from the business and reviews with the management team
-Provide timely and accurate reporting information for both internal and external use, this will include such activities as HFM inputs, forecasts and information for the external auditors
-Coordination of the year end statutory accounts and tax pack for the entities and branch this role is responsible for. This includes working with the project finance teams, Group Tax and external auditors. This is likely to also include some experience of South Africa statutory reporting requirements
-To build and manage relationships with both internal and external stakeholders such as, Group Tax, in country fiscal representatives and professional advisers.
-Managing the overall integrity of the financial accounting ledgers within the Sage accounting system through the application of good financial controls
-Using Sage and SAP systems to record all the financial accounting transactions
-Effective cash management to ensure that the business can meet its commitments.
-To support the business in identifying potential foreign currency risk exposures particularly in areas where new/additional business are needed

The Individual

-Qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA
-Excellent Microsoft excel, word , powerpoint skills
-Experience of working in a large and complex organisation preferably in the Engineering or Defence sector
-Experience of Sage and Sap accounting systems would be desirable
-Project Accounting experience would also be desirable
-Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain complex financial information to non-finance stakeholders
-Team player

Morson International are acting as an employment business in relation to this vacancy.

CIMA; ACCA; FCCA; ACMA; GCMA; ACA; AAT; project accountant; management accountant; finance manager; finance controller; FPA