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General Ledger Accountant

Requisition ID:  61212
Business Unit:  Meggitt Aerospace Central (1428)

Coventry, COV, United Kingdom, CV7 9JU

Joining our team means you’re helping to deliver our vision <<Enabling the Extraordinary – to fly, to power, to live>> - keeping the world flying with one of over 73,000 Meggitt-equipped aircraft taking off every second of every day; protecting countless lives with our technology, keeping those who put their lives at risk safer and ensuring that the lights stay on for millions of people worldwide.

With over 160 years of history, innovation’s at the heart of everything we do in our aerospace, defence and selected energy markets Our global approach to lean manufacturing is the driving force on our journey to operational excellence and our goal to provide the best technology, products and service to our Customers.

We’ll help shape your career and provide you with the right learning, development and growth opportunities; we’re working hard to create a High Performance Culture where we live our Values of Teamwork, Integrity and Excellence.

Enable your extraordinary. Join us and be part of our diverse Meggitt team.

Job Designation

The General Ledger Accountant will be a Key player of the Meggitt Finance Shared Services Team and will provide Support to the General Ledger Manager in delivery of the core processes and controls to a high standard of quality in a timely, efficient manner. 


Job Core Responsibilities

  • • Balance sheet analysis, reconciliations and journals
    • Bank reconciliations.
    • Processing VAT/Intrastats returns
    • Prepayments and accruals
    • Intercompany reconciliations
    • Processing and audit of travel expense claims
    • Month end adjustments and close process
    • Maintenance of company fixed asset register including Capex under construction
    • Support to General Ledger Team Leader
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance is required. May need to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and additional hours as necessary

Job Specifications

Education: Post-Secondary Degree in Accounting or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectation
Years Experience: 2-5 years of relevant experience

  • Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
    • Minimum part qualified (CIMA, ACCA) or QBE
    • Minimum 3-5 year general ledger/financial accounting experience gained in a large finance team in a PLC environment
    • 2+ years working in a Shared Services environment
    • Working knowledge of SAP
    • Excellent working knowledge of excel
    • Experience of process improvement identification and problem solving
    • Excellent Oral and written Communication Skills
    • Ability to work within and contribute to a strong teamwork ethic
    • Good organiser and ability to manage their own work effectively

Meggitt is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and beliefs define who we are as a business and that building a culture of respect and appreciation will give everyone the opportunity to recognise their full potential.

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