Financial Accountant

Johnson Matthey
Devon, PA
Aug 11, 2022
Aug 19, 2022
Full Time
Together for a cleaner, healthier world. The role reports to the Plant Finance Manager and has a key role in both delivering technical accounting expertise and driving controls compliance in Plant. Works closely with the Plant Accounting Services team as a customer of the Trial Balance data to ensure its accuracy and completeness; and with Sector Controlling team to ensure the appropriate control environment is in place on site. Owns all site statutory and legal financial reporting. Your responsibilities: Responsible for delivery of P&L and Balance sheet accounts for legal entity external reporting purposes including the preparation of the FA packs and the preparation & sign-off of legal entity statutory accounts. Liaise closely with Plant Management Accountants to ensure reconciliation of FA packs to MOR. Deliver monthly P&L and BS review in order to ensure that all general ledger accounts are recorded accurately and according to accounting policies by the Accounting Services Team. Work closely with the Accounting Services Manager to ensure corrective actions for identified unreconciled items are undertaken. Own the bi-annual review for the Filings Assurance process. Responsible for review and sign off on Plant Tax reporting and Tax returns prepared by Accounting services team. Ensure delivery of an efficient external close and audit process and compliance with statutory reporting requirements. Prepare ad hoc reports as requested for external auditors and third parties and be a single point of contact for audit queries. Follow changes in IFRS and apply accordingly to internal reporting aligned with Sector Controlling and Group guidance. Define and maintain local plant accounting policies and procedures, with input from Sector Controlling and support from Accounting Services team. Act as first point of contact for JM Sector Finance team on Plant Tax, Treasury and Accounting matters liaising closely with Geographic Financial Controllers to ensure sector wide advise is received on complex technical accounting matters. Design and implement Plant financial controls in conjunction with Sector Controlling and work closely with the Accounting Services Manager and Sector Controlling team to ensure adherence to policies and the effective operation of financial controls. Complete the site ICFR (Internal Control over Financial Reporting) framework controls review in JMProtect and identify gaps in current controls. Lead the implementation of JMProtect on a local site level. Coordinates the compliance with the Global Controls Framework at the site level. Advise the Plant Accounting Services team eg Accounting Services Manager and GL Accountant on controls requirements. Drive compliance with all relevant anti-bribery & corruption, competition law, anti-money laundering, import/export and other relevant legislation. Lead Plant ad hoc projects (including Brexit where appropriate) to improve Financial Accounting and control & compliance environments in both Plant initiated and Sector initiated projects. Provide organisational leadership and cross-business collaboration to build up both an efficient performance-oriented culture as well as an efficient process-oriented culture. Requirements for the role: University degree qualification - essential. Professional accounting qualification, eg ACA, CIMA or equivalent - desirable. Significant and substantial experience embedding compliance to accounting policies and controls in a global organisation. Significant and substantial experience within Finance function preferably in the manufacturing environment. Other industries considered. Experience of chemicals / automotive industry would be ideal. Ability to work collaboratively and provide appropriate challenge and insight, often under time pressure. Deep proficiency in IFRS preferred Experience of leading on controls, compliance, risk management. Experience of working collaboratively across functions to achieve shared organizational goals. Previous involvement in the introduction of new systems. How you will be rewarded: We offer a competitive compensation and JM Elements benefits package including bonus, excellent pension contributions and 20 days annual leave (varies for shift- based roles). Our JM Elements Benefits programme helps our employees understand and manage the JM benefits, as well as helping you focus on your overall wellbeing - for you and your family. We use our inspiring science and technology to enhance lives. For those who are passionate about sustainable solutions and shaping our markets, we offer stretch and a wealth of diverse opportunities. We'll give you freedom to bring your whole self to work and be part of a team where difference matters and all voices are heard, that genuinely cares for you and where your contribution is appreciated. We'll empower you to lean in and make things happen, to create solutions and value for our customers. United by our values and vision, we're self-starters sharing the same values and accountability and always with a shared commitment to doing the right thing. We're passionate about making a difference and delivering a better tomorrow for us and for you - a cleaner and healthier world, today and for future generations. #LI-RM1 #JMUS All applications are carefully considered and your details will be stored on our secure Application Management System. This is used throughout Johnson Matthey for the selection of suitable candidates for our vacancies as they arise. Johnson Matthey respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information. 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