Financial Accountant – Lurgan

Location UK / Craigavon/Lurgan Area

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary £30000 - 40000

Updated 2 weeks ago

Reference 1365779

 Job Description

Financial Accountant, Global Manufacturing Firm, Co Armagh upto £35,000

MCS Group have an opportunity for a Qualified Accountant to join a global success story within the Manufacturing Industry, based in their Lurgan operation.

This is an excellent opportunity for a suitably experienced Accountant to get exposure in a truly global organisation.

The Accountant will be responsible for the general accounting and internal control including journal entry preparation, inter-company reconciliations and month end closing activities.

This position requires an individual with excellent accounting knowledge, sound judgement, excellent communication skills and a drive for standardisation. Key relationships will be with functional leaders and specific business units which is crucial to the overall success of the position and the firm.

The Role

  • Accounting activity including journal entries, account reconciliation, and financial analysis.
  • Complete monthly general ledger accounts, fixed assets, and bank reconciliations along with resolving open items.
  • Month-end closing responsibilities ensuring accurate financial results are reported on a timely basis as per corporate closing calendar.
  • Inter-company accounting and reconciliation support: A/R, A/P, Inter-company Loan Statement
  • Forecasting – cash and FX forecasting processes.
  • Customer service: provide timely responses to internal and external inquiries.
  • Assist in procedure development and recommend/implement process improvements.
  • Compliance with SOX, standardised procedures and internal controls.
  • Prepare government reports/census forms.
  • Provide support when required on maintenance of master-data records for AP & AR.
  • From time to time, you will be required to undertake other responsibilities/ activities of a similar nature that fall within your capabilities.

The Person

  • Chartered Accountant, with 3+ years of related professional experience within a manufacturing and/or shared services environment.
  • Experience in accounting and financial systems (Oracle experience preferred but not essential).
  • Experience of preparing UK statutory accounts, ideally converting from US GAAP numbers.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.

Skills & Competencies

  • Functional knowledge of general accounting processes and US GAAP.
  • Strong understanding of UK GAAP and ability to prepare UK statutory accounts.
  • Understanding of internal control elements.
  • Flexible to new ideas and ways of accomplishing tasks.
  • Ability to use initiative.
  • Strong problem solving and resolution abilities.
  • Clear and effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Highly organised.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent customer service skills and attitude.
  • Unquestionable ethics and integrity with high degree of transparency and trust.

Must be a team player able to demonstrate strong customer focus with the energy, drive and commitment to successfully work through any and all issues and objectives related to this role and that of the overall team.

In return the client are offering a salary upto £35,000 plus bonus and an excellent benefits package.

To speak in absolute confidence about this opportunity please contact Nadine Savage, Manager, at MCS Group on 028 9023 5456 or send an up to date CV via the link provided.

If this position is not right for you, we may have others that are. Please visit to view a wide selection of our current jobs or call us on 028 9023 5456.

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