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Accounts Assistant

Safran Group
Oakfield, Cwmbran, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Mar 20, 2023

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time

For more than 80 years, Safran Seats has been a premium manufacturer of First and Business Class seating systems for passenger airlines. With the largest seats portfolio of all seats suppliers, we pride ourselves on innovation, customization, quality and industrial design.

Safran Seats GB, based in Cwmbran, South Wales is a 100% owned subsidiary of Safran Seats and we currently have 800+ employees (across 3 sites in the UK- Cwmbran, Newport and Brackley).

Seats GB offers:
  • Unique and High-end Quality products
  • Market leader in Bespoke aircraft seating
  • Passenger Experience Expertise
  • In-house design studio and group Synergies
  • Dedicated production line and Industrialisation facilities
  • Bespoke capabilities
  • Co-creation abilities

The role of the Accounts Assistant is to provide accounting support to multiple Finance Business Partners within operations.

Key Responsibilities & Duties;

Month end activities including journal posting, balance sheet reconciliations and providing other adhoc support required across the Finance function

Updating the monthly overhead load file with actuals and forecast inputs from business partners

Prepare, review and distribute weekly material variances pack

Maintain register of agency staff. Responsibilities will include updating the register with invoices received from each agency and maintenance of the register to reflect any leavers or joiners

Coding of invoices and support to Accounts Payable team

Dealing with standard price cost roll requests from Purchasing and Aftermarket functions

Liaising with other members of the Finance team to accurately distribute a daily pulse report

Ensure adequate financial controls are in place and maintained and act as a conscience of the business ensuring that general controls and processes are adhered to in business areas in line with best practice.

Adhoc reporting & any other duties as requiredProficient in the use of all MS Office packages, particularly Excel and Powerpoint

Accounting knowledge

Working within a fast paced Group Company environment

Excellent communication skills

Organised and Structured approach to work with the ability to prioritise

Strong attention to detail - role will prepare reports to be presented to senior Executives

Demonstrated ability to work to deadlines in a fast paced environment

Team player


Do you want to join our team?

Our employees are at the heart of our success; we offer a range of competitive benefits, career progression and training opportunities helping to ensure we build the future.

Company Benefits

At Safran Seats GB, we continue to support our employees and their contribution by providing a range of benefits.
  • 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays
  • Working Hours (unless specified) are 37.5 hours per week; Mon-Thurs (8am-4:30pm), Friday (8am-1:30pm)
  • 'On Board Benefits' Programme, providing a number of schemes such as cycle to work, technology savings, retail discounts and access to private healthcare
  • Fulfilling your potential with Career Progressions opportunities such as company sponsorship and further training courses
  • Family friendly policies including maternity, paternity, adoptive parents, shared parental leave, parental leave and flexible working
  • Equality & Diversity initiatives with internal groups for workplace engagement and involvement
  • STEM engagement with schools, colleges and universities and Charitable activities for all
  • Free parking onsite
  • With a focus on employee health and wellbeing, we have a large, canteen/break area with indoor and outdoor seating, bicycle storage and shower/changing facilities

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