Management Accountant

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

We are recruiting for a Management Accountant to join our Finance team in Royston. This is a wide-ranging & exciting role with broad exposure working for a highly successful global industry-leader.  It offers the right candidate an excellent opportunity to further their career by developing their experience & skills across all areas of finance & accounting.  

Working with both our onshore & offshore finance teams, the role will be responsible for delivering timely, accurate & insightful financial reporting to both Group & local management. The role also encompasses significant elements of Business Partnering, FP&A, Financial Controls & Tax.  

Key responsibilities include:
  • Support the Financial Team in delivering the overall financial strategy 
  • Assist in the preparation & submission of the bi-weekly P&L and cash flow forecast to Group
  • Assist in delivering accurate, timely & insightful month end reporting to both Group & local management
  • Investigation & detailed understanding of revenue, expense & margin variances and reviewing adequacy of accruals and prepayments
  • Responsible for coordination of accurate accounting for IC transactions & balances
  • Management, supervision & coaching of offshore FSSC transactional teams to ensure completeness & accuracy of unit reporting
  • Assisting the FSSC in the reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts, ensuring all company assets & liabilities are correctly recorded
  • Responsibility for accurate inventory reporting, including inventory valuation, PPV analysis, provisions, WIP review & demo stock depreciation
  • Assist in all aspects of Corporation Tax; including compliance activities, calculation of quarterly POA, RDEC claim, liaison with external tax advisers & completion of annual tax packs
  • Provision of insightful management information to support the managers of the various commercial/operating departments
  • Carry out periodic audit/controls monitoring to ensure business is compliant with SOX controls regime
  • Participate in the completion of accurate budgets, forecasts and management reporting within the timescales set by local management & Group Finance
  • Assist in preparation of information required by external/internal auditors & active liaison with the auditors to resolve queries
  • Support various ad-hoc finance projects as and when required.

What You Need to Succeed

  • Fully Qualified / finalist accountant (CA/ACA/ACCA/CIMA) 
  • Strong industry experience gained from a similar role in a medium/large multi-national company or broad accounting experience gained from working within a reputable professional services firm
  • Familiarity with SAP (or similar complex ERP system)
  • Knowledge of accounting (UK/US GAAP) within the manufacturing sector and experience of accounting for inventory & strong controls/SOX experience are all highly desirable
  • Highly reliable & trustworthy
  • Motivated & proactive self-starter
  • Good communication skills and ability to interact with peers, employees, and external agencies at all seniority levels. 
  • Flexible approach 
  • Demonstrate a high degree of integrity and commitment
  • Ability to multitask

Our Offer to You

  • Competitive Salary
  • Employee bonus scheme
  • Life assurance
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays

About Mettler Toledo

METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and services. We are recognized as an innovation leader and our solutions are critical in key R&D, quality control, and manufacturing processes for customers in a wide range of industries including life sciences, food, and chemicals. We operate throughout the world with a culture shaped by innovation and international flair.

Equal Opportunity Employment

We promote equal opportunity worldwide and value diversity in our teams in terms of business background, area of expertise, gender and ethnicity. For more information on our commitment to Sustainability, Diversity and Equal Opportunity please visit us here.

For those who prioritize precision, Mettler Toledo is precisely where you belong.

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East of England


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Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-Ray Limited

Greenfield, Royston Business Park Royston SG8 5HN United Kingdom

+44 1763 257 900