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Technical Accountant - Borders

£37,000 - £55,000 - Manufacturing / Engineering / Production - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1989 Date Posted: Thursday 23 Jun 2022
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W&A is working with a global manufacturing business based in the Borders to help source a Technical Accountant.  

The successful candidate will act as a Business Partner providing technical accounting guidance across financial accounting, control, and tax compliance. Furthermore, you will participate in continuous improvement and strategic initiative activities optimizing opportunities within the organisation. 

This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic individual to work within an organisation that promotes development. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Provide technical guidance into the integrity, accuracy and compliance regarding accounting, treasury management and taxation 

  • To provide the relevant technical expertise, ensuring compliance with all matters relating to VAT 

  • Support and provide guidance to the Payroll function ensuring accuracy and compliance with current taxation law 

  • Serve as a liaison with the external auditors  

  • Responsible for coordinating and reviewing SOX controls and narratives to ensure they are in compliance with US GAAP 

  • Prepares and/or coordinate detailed working papers to support balance sheet disclosures included within the financial statements as part of the close process 

  • Review weekly and month end journal entries, reconcile general ledger accounts, and analyse general ledger accounts for accuracy, extraordinary or unusual items 

  • To prepare and liaise with advisors in the preparation of Secondee Income Tax 

  • Support and advise on Corporation tax returns 

  • To provide the relevant technical expertise and assistance, ensuring the appropriate compliance with all accounting standards (including US GAAP) required to provide a true and fair view of the financial position  

  • Minimal travel may be required to meet the needs of the business 

Required Skills & Abilities: 

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)   

  • Proficient in excel 

  • Up-to-date technical knowledge in the fields of UK GAAP, audit, tax, VAT etc. 

  • The ability to recognise the technical implications (accounting/VAT/tax) of transactions or other events 

  • Excellent communication skills 

  • High attention to detail 

  • The ability to work to strict time deadlines