Senior Financial Accountant

Yeovil, Somerset, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
23 Mar 2023
22 Apr 2023
Experience level
Qualified accountant



United Kingdom, England, Yeovil

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This vacancy may close at any time, if this role is of interest to you we recommend you apply as soon as possible.

The Opportunity

Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,000 employees, of which 7,000 are based in the UK.

At Leonardo in Yeovil, the Home of British helicopters, we design, develop and deliver aircraft operating around the world including multiple Search & Rescue fleets and Royal Navy Merlin and Wildcat helicopters.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Financial Accountant to support the Financial Controller.
This role is key in ensuring accurate and timely information is provided to the business, adhering to both Group and Statutory policies and procedures.

What you will do

The primary purpose of the Senior Financial Accountant, is to provide financial governance to the reporting requirements of the business.
You will deliver the Group reporting requirements to timetable, with appropriate understanding and interpretation of the results, support the co-ordination of the external Financial audits and manage the Budgetary and Forecasting process.

The successful candidate will be a Qualified Accountant, with experience in people management, who is seeking the next step in their career. We can offer excellent training and progression opportunities in this department so the role would suit an individual who is keen to learn and progress.

Life at Leonardo

With a company funded benefits package, a commitment to learning and development, and a flexible approach to working hours focused on the needs of both our employees and customers, a career with Leonardo has never offered as many opportunities or been more accessible to as many people.

  • Pension: Award winning pension scheme (up to 10% employer contribution)
  • Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays, option to buy/sell leave and to accrue up to 12 additional flexi leave days per year
  • Flexible Working: Flexible hours with hybrid working options. For part time opportunities, please talk to us
  • Wellbeing: Employee Assistance Programme, access to Mental Health support, Financial wellbeing support, network groups (Enable, Pride, Equalise, Reservists, Carers)
  • Lifestyle: Discounted Gym membership, Cycle to work scheme
  • Company funded flexible benefits: Access to private healthcare, dental schemes, Workplace ISA, Go Green Car Scheme, technology and lifestyle options (£500 annual allowance)
  • Training: Free access to more than 4000 online courses via Coursera
  • Referral Incentive: You can earn a reward for successfully referring a friend or family member
  • Bonus: Scheme in place for all employees at management level and below

For a full list of our Company benefits please visit our website.

At Leonardo UK, we believe that a diverse and inclusive work environment unlocks our people's full potential and drives innovation and creativity. We work hard to offer a welcoming, accessible and inclusive place to work for all of our people, creating a culture where everyone can thrive, feel safe and have a sense of belonging and connection.

What we are looking for

  • Technical knowledge and skill in accounting commensurate with a Qualified Accountant with considerable experience in an Accounting environment.
  • Knowledge of applicable company processes and accounting transactions
  • Excellent PC Skills, both ERP and Microsoft office
  • Interpersonal and team skills, able to liaise with external parties in a confident and resilient manner.
  • Numerate with an ability to prioritise tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • People Management experience

It would be nice if you had:
  • Knowledge of accounting systems such as Cognos or Artemis

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Life at Leonardo

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Our UK locations

We have offices around the UK, including Basildon, Bristol, Edinburgh, Lincoln, Luton, Southampton and Yeovil

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