General Ledger Clerk

Requisition ID:  36789
Business Unit:  Atlantic House (Meggitt PLC)

COV, United Kingdom, CV6 4AA





Coventry, West Midlands


Reports directly to:


General Ledger (GL) Team Leader


Strategic business unit:


Headquartered in the UK, Meggitt PLC is a global engineering group specialising in extreme environment components and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defence and energy markets. Some 11,000 people are employed across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe and North America and regional bases in Brazil, India and the Middle East.


Meggitt’s civil aerospace presence covers large commercial transports, regional aircraft, business jets, helicopters and general aviation. Its defence markets cover all military aircraft types, land systems, naval platforms and aerial, land-based and marine threat simulation training and weapons systems development. The firearms element of this capability extends into law enforcement and security organisations.


The group’s growing presence in energy is driven by our core fluid controls, heat management and sensing and monitoring capabilities, many of which are deployed to help reduce the maintenance costs, fuel consumption and carbon emissions of industrial gas and steam turbines.




Perform all General Ledger support procedures as required to a high standard of quality and in a timely, efficient manner. 




  • Balance sheet analysis, reconciliations and journals
  • Bank reconciliations.
  • Processing VAT returns
  • Prepayments and accruals
  • Intercompany reconciliations
  • Processing and audit of travel expense claims
  • Month end adjustments
  • Maintenance of company fixed asset register
  • Ad hoc duties as requested by General Ledger Team Leader
  • Investigate queries that may arise 


Key skills and competencies required:


  • NVQ Levels 1 and 2 in Business Administration, AAT or other relevant experience
  • General Ledger experience is essential
  • Excellent Oral and written Communication Skills
  • Practical working knowledge of analytical tools and spreadsheets in the current company operating system environment (MS Office)
  • Experience as well as ability to work within and contribute to a strong teamwork ethic
  • Able to multi-task effectively 
  • Month End Experience (B/S Reconciliations, Journals, VAT or Intrastat) is essential
  • Strong willingness to learn and develop (Initiative)
  • Good organiser and ability to manage their own work effectivity


Desirable skills:


  • Proven ability to support broad functional teams in a corporate environment and championing change
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship building, decision-making, planning, organisational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience working in a shared services environment is a plus
  • SAP Accounting Systems experience is highly desirable
  • Membership in professional financial body or organisation (ACCA, CIMA, AAT)


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