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Assistant Accountant - Financial Accounting

  • Job reference: R-026683
  • Sector: Atkins UK
  • Location: Worcester

SNC-Lavalin is going through an exciting period of change.  A Canadian listed engineering and construction firm, on July 2017 they acquired the UK engineering consultancy Atkins bringing with it a great opportunity to re-position the SNC-Lavalin brand in the eyes of our markets and ahead of our competitors.  The combined group now has approximately 50,000 employees around the world and both Atkins and SNC-L’s offerings combined give us the opportunity to continue our growth.  The future of engineering and construction is in the greater use of data, combined with technologies to deliver our services more efficiently and bring different offerings to our clients.  From apps, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, to mobility as a service and digital asset management, we are combining our traditional engineering skills with technology to fundamentally change the way we do things. 

EDPM is the Engineering, Design & Project Management sector of SNC-Lavalin. We plan, design and enable the delivery of complex projects and major programmes across transportation, energy and infrastructure. Primarily made up of Atkins, including Faithful+Gould, we push boundaries and create value as trusted advisors to our clients and partners.

SNCL Atkins currently have an opportunity for Assistant Accountant - Financial Accounting in Worcester.

This position is part of the SSF Financial Accounting team. The role involves the provision of support to the SSF Financial Controller. The main activities concern preparation of SNC trade debtor returns, performing trade debtor and creditor checks, raising internal invoices and reconciling the quarterly inter-company return.

Job Summary:

This position is part of the SSF Financial Accounting team. The role involves the provision of support to the SSF Financial Controller. The main activities concern preparation of SNC trade debtor returns, performing trade debtor and creditor checks, raising internal invoices and reconciling the quarterly inter-company return.

Responsible to:  SSF Financial Controller

Key Relationships:

Internal - the SSF Financial Accounting Department; Department Managers; other departments within the SSF; the broader Atkins Finance community ( including overseas FC).

External – occasionally Atkins suppliers & customers.

Job Description:

  • Preparation of Atkins internal Project Summary Report (PSR) data for submission to SNC-Lavalin
  • Review and confirm SNC-Lavalin internal trade balances with Atkins
  • Invoicing internal Atkins costs to non-JDE companies
  • Review and enter exchange rates and project rates into JDE
  • Review intercompany accounts, post correction journals and liaise with overseas to correct entries
  • Reconcile Atkins non-JDE supplier statements monthly
  • Assist with the quarterly inter-company reconciliation process and feedback to Group companies (over 80 overseas entities).  
  • Assistance with the preparation of annual corporation tax packs for four statutory companies
  • Assist with the control self assessment programme
  • Provide holiday cover for the auto-trading process
  • Preparation of information for the National Statistics Office as requested
  • Adhoc projects and tasks

Person Specification:

Technical and Professional Experience

Essential

  • Part-Qualified in a recognised professional accountancy qualification
  • The candidate must have an advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, including use and set-up of Pivot tables and formulas.
  • Experience of an accounting software package

Desirable

  • Good working knowledge of JD Edwards accounting software

Behavioural Competencies

  • Good attention to detail
  • Team Player – as a small team it will be necessary to cover colleagues’ workload
  • Able to demonstrate the Core Values of the SSF -setting an example to others by showing respect and courtesy at all times, being open and honest, innovative and flexible
  • Sound analytical skills
  • Customer Awareness
  • Organised - they must be able to work in a structured way demonstrating an audit trail
  • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work to deadlines and take responsibility - must be able to identify the deadline for a piece of work to be completed e.g. period end and take responsibility for ensuring that the deadline is achieved

Training
Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process.  We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Rewards and benefits: 
Atkins offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices. 
All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device: https://www.yourrewardatkins.com

 

Security Clearance: 
This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

           

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