Senior Financial Accountant - (Fixed Assets and Leases)


Senior Financial Accountant - (Fixed Assets and Leases)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a hardworking, dependable and motivated individual to join our finance team. We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Financial Accountant - (Fixed Assets and Leases) at our site in Glascoed.

As a Senior Financial Accountant - (Fixed Assets and Leases), you will be improving internal procedures and standardising our fixed asset process across multiple accounting systems. You will take full ownership of our Asset and Leasing processes as well as management of a team of assistant accountants and be operationally responsible for your team including balancing workload, holidays, and completing regular personal performance reviews with team members

This role will provide you with the opportunity to develop within the financial field which will allow for upwards trajectory and sideways opportunities within the business.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Financial Accountant - (Fixed Assets and Leases) will involve:

Being the Subject Matter Expert (SME) and process owner for Asset and Leasing accounting.

Actively engaging in regular personal development reviews with the team, managing absence, recruitment activities.

Ensuring the administration of asset and leasing transactions are recorded accurately in multiple accounting systems and are approved in line with company guidelines.

Monitoring fixed asset and leasing ledgers and maintaining master data.

Responsible for IFRS16 accounting treatment and reconciliation.

Reviewing journals and balance sheet reconciliations for accuracy & ensuring the integrity of the Nominal Ledger with all accounts reconciled and approved monthly.

Developing good understanding of the various business units including Timetables, Chart of Accounts, Service Level Agreements, Accounting Systems, processes, systems and business.

Developing strong relationships with your finance contacts, through regular customer interaction ensuring a high level of customer service is maintained. Liaising with them and assisting them with any fixed asset or leasing queries

Your skills and qualifications:

Fully qualified accounting professional, ACCA/ACA/CIMA or equivalent

Asset and Leasing accounting experience would be highly desirable

Have an understanding of Financial Controls and Data Protection regulations

Strong analytical skills and a vigilant approach to problem solving

IT skills, particularly in the use of Excel

Good working knowledge of SAP and Hyperion would be desirable

Line management experience desirable

Ability to motivate a team, delegate appropriately and communicate clearly

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent leadership skills, be logical and meticulous with attention to detail.

You should also be a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual who is able to prioritise multiple activities and have the ability to work as part of a busy team environment with experience of delivering to strict deadlines.

Location: Glascoed (Within easy reach of Cardiff, Newport and the Valleys)

Grade: GG10

Salary: £37,161

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

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If you’d like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent – at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of the Shared Services team, you’ll be at the heart of this endeavour – working closely with our air, maritime, land and cyber and intelligence businesses to support our customers around the world.

Join us and you’ll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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