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Finance Assistant

GKN

East Cowes, United Kingdom

Role Purpose
Provide reporting and guidance for all financial aspects of the UK Technology Reporting Unit.

To include reporting, monitoring and influencing all UK reported project spend as well as monitoring and reporting costs incurred within the global overhead functions.

Key Responsibilities
Key Responsibilities

Processing purchase ledger invoices, monitoring payments and carrying out creditor reconciliations

Raising sales ledger invoices, monitoring payment receipts and carrying out debtor reconciliations.

Bank reconciliations and communicating cash movements to the Finance Team.

Assist the Technology Accountant with Technology project reviews to include actual costs, forecasts and key milestones.

Manage the audit process for UK and EU funded grant projects

Monitor progress of actual costs, forecasts and key milestones.

Preparation of the Monthly VAT return for Reporting Unit

Undertake Finance continuous improvement projects in line with the functional strategy

Assist in ensuring governance compliance with Reporting Unit

Other duties as required to support the finance team in the execution of their duties.

Qualifications / Experience / Skills
Formal Qualifications

Essential

Formal qualification (beyond GCSE) and relevant experience as appropriate

Part qualified member of CIMA, ACCA or similar (or studying to attain a professional accountancy qualification).

Desirable

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or equivalent.

Essential

Highly IT literate (Excel and PowerPoint)

Ability to communicate at all levels.

Ability to work on own initiative, with flexibility in a fast paced environment

Desirable

Experience of working within a Finance function, with ERP system

Experience of Government Funding

Travel Requirements

Travel will occasionally be required to the Global ETQ office in Bristol, as well as other UK locations (Luton, National Composite Centre) with potential occasional overseas travel to other technology centres.


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