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Financial Accountant

Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland
East Leake, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 20, 2024

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Job Role
Financial Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
At Saint Gobain we are looking a Financial Accountant (General Ledger) to work in our Finance Shared Service Centre in East Leake

This is a fantastic opportunity for a newly qualified accountant to join our passionate and knowledgeable Shared Service Centre (SSC) as a Financial Accountant. This exciting role will provide an opportunity for stepping into you’re your first management role managing and developing the General Ledger team for multiple SSC clients, processes and systems. You will also participate in continuous improvement initiatives within the General Ledger process area, and across the SSC.

Finance SSC is part of the Professional Services team at Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland

This role can be worked on a Hybrid basis.

What we’re looking for:

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working. In addition to the Saint-Gobain attitudes the successful candidate will be:
  • Qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA or equivalent).
  • Knowledge of General Ledger accounting principles, activities and processes.
  • Knowledge of local statutory accounting rules.
  • Awareness of IFRS and local fiscal rules.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to influence SSC senior management and team members.
  • Good communications skills, including the confidence to challenge and question if needed.

What you will be doing:

In this role as a Financial Accountant, you will:
  • Prepare and post all accruals and all journal entries into SAP as agreed with clients
  • Reconcile sub-ledgers with general ledger
  • Perform the fixed asset accounting, reporting and reconciliation process
  • Finalise month end and inter-company reconciliation processes in liaison with AP, CM and AR team members
  • Prepare monthly and yearly balance justifications and balance sheet reconciliation file
  • Prepare the monthly KPI’s and associated analysis providing SSC management and Client with all relevant information and actions required
  • Prepare monthly sign off file for multiple clients
  • Populate the group reporting package with the financial data
  • Assist in the preparation of periodical declarations such as VAT, Intrastat, PSA, etc.
  • Anticipate month-end processes to ensure smooth and efficient closing
  • Respect closing calendar
  • Perform financial activities to help other SSC members to meet performance objectives
  • Assist in the preparation of yearly statutory accounts and supporting documents for local auditors
  • Work with own team and/or with other process teams to identify, and implement improvement opportunities
  • Deliver high levels of customer service

Are Saint-Gobain inclusive employers?

Saint-Gobain is the worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction improving daily life through high-performance solutions. From wherever you are, let your unique personality and our values guide you every day to invent a more sustainable world.

We understand that a diverse workplace is not only a more enjoyable place to be, but also facilitates better decision making and innovation. So, whoever you are, and whichever Saint-Gobain business you join, you can be sure of a warm welcome with us.

And what about flexibility?

The world of work is changing. At Saint-Gobain, we’re always open to new ways of working. Everyone has different needs and commitments. We’ll happily discuss any need you might have for this role: flexible hours, job-sharing, part-time working, or anything else that matters to you. We can’t promise to meet every request when we’re recruiting. But we do promise to listen.

If you match our criteria, we will be in touch to discuss your experience and more about you as a person, we look forward to hearing from you!

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