Financial Accountant

Smiths Group
United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
15 May 2021
13 Jun 2021
Experience level
Part qualified
Division: Medical

Job Function: Finance

Job Description

Smiths Medical in Ashford has a Finance Shared Service Centre supporting our EMEA entities. The team provides a wide range of finance services including accounting support including month end and statutory reporting work.

Smiths Medical in Ashford is seeking a Financial Accountant to join the company on a permanent basis as part of the EMEA shared service centre finance team. Given the international nature of the job language skills are highly desirable, especially Italian.

This is a great opportunity to become part of a large organization which is passionate about improving and saving the lives of patients through high quality, innovative medical devices and services.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • This position is responsible for all financial accounting activities with respect to one or more countries of Smiths Medical's EMEA region.
  • Maintains all associated general ledger accounts within the associated sets of books, including recording necessary journals and preparing account reconciliations.
  • Interfaces with other Finance and business functions, such as Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Tax, to ensure sets of books are complete and accurate.
  • Supports the company's outsourced partner in preparing statutory accounting reports for the associated countries, including support for any associated audits.
  • Completes monthly financial reporting routines as a part of the financial closing process, including review and communication of the associated financial statements, along with consolidating these statements into the Smiths Group and Smiths Medical global reporting tools/processes.
  • Ensures inter-company activity is timely and accurately accounted for, including preparing occasional invoices as necessary, reconciling the associated accounts, confirming balances with other affiliates, and maintaining compliance with Smiths Medical's Transfer Pricing Policy.
  • Ensures all activities are undertaken with a clear audit trail which can be made available on request.
  • Pro-actively improving and undertaking effective business relationship with key interfaces.
  • Working environment meets with current health and safety legislation.
  • To assure compliance of Company operations to all applicable laws, regulations and standards, good business practices and company documented procedures

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics. We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.

The Individual

  • Qualified Accountant or Part-Qualified working towards qualification (CIMA, ACCA). It is also acceptable to be a Qualified Accountant in another country with working proficiency knowledge of English
  • Solid experience as a hands-on accountant (e.g. post journals, detailed accounts analysis, VAT analysis, Intrastat and ESL reporting, statutory balance sheet and profit and loss preparation)
  • Proficient in use of Excel spreadsheets, Outlook and Word.
  • Solid experience in working in a financial department environment working in cooperation with Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Customer Services (or equivalent).
  • Management and delivery of Internal Auditors and External Auditors requests.
  • Methodical, proactive and organized work practices.
  • Oracle experience and knowledge preferred.
  • Any European language skill are a definite advantage, in particular Italian.

About Smiths

At Smiths we apply leading-edge technology to design, manufacture and deliver market-leading innovative solutions that meet our customers' evolving needs, and touch the lives of millions of people every day. We are a FTSE100, global business of around 23,000 colleagues, based in 55 countries. Our solutions have a real impact on lives across the planet, enabling industry, improving healthcare, enhancing security, advancing connectivity and supporting new homes. Our products and services are often critical to our customers' operations, while our proprietary technology and high service levels help create competitive advantage. We welcome colleagues with a curious mind, who are happy with responsibility, enjoy a challenge and are attracted by the idea of working at a business with an almost 170 year history of innovation, and five global divisions, all experts in their field.

About Smiths Medical

Smiths Medical is always looking for people with a passion to positively impact the health and wellbeing of people around the world. If you have a curious mind, relish a challenge and want to make a difference then bring your talents here and your opportunities are endless. We're proud that we've been helping propel the human world forwards during our 160-year history of innovation. By looking at things differently. By adapting and never standing still. And by always thinking big we have introduced some of the most trusted brand names in healthcare. Today we're an aligned global business 8,000 colleagues, that touches the lives of 7 people every second across the globe. So whether you're an experienced professional or just starting out on your career, our global scale and focus on growth means great career opportunities for the right colleagues. There's never been a better time to join Smiths. And help us create the future.

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