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Senior Accountant

Requisition ID:  117575
Business Unit:  E&E Loughborough PS (1110)
Location: 

Loughborough, LEC, United Kingdom, LE12 9EQ

Joining our team means you’re helping to deliver our vision <> - keeping the world flying with one of over 73,000 Parker 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.

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 Parker Meggitt team.

Summary

An opportunity has arisen to join our organisation as a Senior Accountant. We are seeking an individual who possesses diverse experience in both analysis and accounting and who can flex where needed. We rely on MS Excel extensively in our processes and need someone with advanced Excel knowledge. Experience in financial forecast modelling with Excel is highly valued for this role.

Core Responsibilities

  • Analyse Meggitt's financial statements, prepare reports and make recommendations to management.
  •  Ensure financial business processes are in compliance with General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Generate, forecast and analyse trends in sales, finance and other areas of business to assist in financial planning.
  • Participate in the monthly close process by generating various journal entries, preparing required reconciliations, and analytically reviewing specific general ledger accounts for accuracy and proper valuation.
  • Perform annual internal audits, identifying inadequate, inefficient, or ineffective internal controls and recommends improvements.
  • Confirm that book closings are accomplished within an acceptable time schedule.
  • Prepare monthly forecast and bridge analysis for the P&L.
  • Analyse reports and/or corrects multiplicity accounting fluctuations to ensure proper decision making.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

    • Post-Secondary Degree in Accounting or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectation is essential to be successful in the role.
    • 5-7 Years of relevant experience is required.
    • Thorough understanding and experience in financial accounting and control processes, while ensuring compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
    • Knowledge of accounting, financial reporting and financial analysis acquired through related work experience in increasingly complex roles.
    • Strong attention to detail, good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise with changing situations.
    • Strong analytical and independent problem solving skills to evaluate financial results.
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to explain complex information to others.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and database management tools.
    • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.

What We Offer

Parker Meggitt is proud to offer a competitive total rewards framework designed with our colleagues' health, wealth and well-being in mind to help our employees balance a successful career.  Our competitive offer package will include:

  • Flexible working policies or the ability to accrue time off in lieu or for some roles to earn overtime.  
  • Early finish on Fridays.
  • Pension Scheme up to 10% company contribution.
  • Employee Assistance Program for Health & Wellbeing.
  • Employee Perkz – offering our employees discounts on a huge variety of goods and services.
  • Income Protection.
  • Employee Resource Groups.
  • Volunteering day off.

Parker 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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