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    Operations Accountant

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Management Accountant
  • Location: Burnley, Lancashire
  • Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
  • Date posted: 17/02/2021
  • Job reference: 48712_1613565690

Our client, an international company with offices based all over the globe have a vacancy for an Operations Accountant. This role will be remote so you must be comfortable with working from home for the foreseeable.

The operations Accountant reports into the SO&G EMEA Controller and will partner closely with the Operations and Finance leaders for the company's International business and has primary responsibility for manufacturing accounting and finance as it relates to the monthly close, forecasts, and budgets. The successful candidate is expected to be a hands-on, value added team member who helps to achieve financial commitments by providing transparency to results and actions and plans for execution. The role also encompasses the accounting and reporting for inventory and fixed assets as well as the controls for these areas, including the development, maintenance and annual update of accurate standard costs for inventory and equipment refurbishment.

The below is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.

Support business performance by providing operations financial analysis and thorough reporting of plant metrics and KPI's. Provide Operations Management with weekly, monthly and quarterly financial metrics (KPIs) to assist in driving business results

Key player in the monthly close process by preparing journal entries, interpreting and explaining month to date, quarter to date and year to date income statement results versus prior year, budget and forecast to Plant Managers

Ensure 100% reconciliation of the balance sheet with ownership of account reconciliations pertaining to inventory, inventory reserves, deferred refurbishment costs and fixed assets

Monitor, evaluate, and coordinate the disposal of obsolete and excess inventories, including appropriate reserve requirements based on Company Policy.

Analyse equipment rental fleet portfolio and develop and report on key metrics including asset utilisation and payback to assist business in making strategic decisions around optimising the rental fleet

Responsible for coordinating fixed asset inventories and physical inventories, including bi-annual rental fleet counts

Responsible for accurate accounting for fixed assets including tracking of Construction In Process, physical tagging of assets once in service, and regular reviews for idle assets per Company policy

Assist in the preparation of departmental budgets, direct department flexible budgets, forecasts and monthly oversight of actual results

Support SO&G EMEA business initiatives to achieve full burden absorption

The Person:

Minimum 5 years' experience in an Operations or Management Accounting role, preferably in a similar industry

Experience working in a matrix Finance organisation advantageous

Strong SAP experience and knowledge desired

Skills & Knowledge:

Skills & Knowledge Required:

Sound analytical skills, good planning/ organisation skills, attention to detail

Self-starter with the ability to identify problems and find solutions

Ability to prioritise effectively and to work to tight deadlines

Ability to quickly absorb, analyse and summarise financial data in way that is meaningful to management

Ability to build strong professional relationships with colleagues across differing functions with a stakeholder focused approach to Finance

Strong work ethic and driven to succeed

Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Applications, particularly Excel

Experience in Project Accounting would be advantageous, although not essential

Systems & Process orientated; focus on process improvement and value stream mapping

Working knowledge of US GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley

Please note that the company is part of a large portfolio, the head office is US based so sometimes hours worked can be later in the day and sometimes meetings can commence at 6pm around month end.

Clayton Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.