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GENERAL LEDGER ACCOUNTANT - 369333
GENERAL LEDGER ACCOUNTANT
Manufacturing / Production / Trade
Wage / Salary:
R - Market Related - P/M (Per Month)
The role reports to the Plant Finance Manager and is part of a team responsible for delivering all aspects of plant management accounting with specific responsibility for management of production costs including standard cost allocations and variance analysis for production orders, including metal and other material costs, alongside budgeting & forecasting for variations in the plant
Duties & Responsibilities
Responsible for preparing monthly Trial Balance including preparation of journals for management adjustments, fixed assets and depreciation, capital projects, and intercompany allocations.
Independently prepare general ledger and fixed asset reconciliations.
Establish and maintain Fixed Asset policies and procedures with support from Plant Financial Accountant.
Establish and maintain effective accounting policies working with the Plant Compliance & Control and Sector Controlling team ensuring they are effectively operationalised.
Record capital project spending and provide project transactional reporting to enable monitoring of capital projects.
Coordinate the stocktake process with the Supply Chain team and manage the stocktake reconciliation process to ensure physical stocks tie in with the book balances, in line with a defined policy for inventory management as agreed with the Plant Financial Accountant.
Responsible for managing GL transactions for product costs working with the Plant Insights & Decision Support team to source transactional data, including:
Source data on process of conversion from Raw Materials to WIP and Finished Goods, and correct valuation of the inventory including calculation of Overhead.
Review all work orders (PO process orders) from production and capture all relevant costing in SAP.
Updates to transfer prices and prepare reconciliation of toll cost and revenue.
Ensure timely reports are available from SAP and other spreadsheets for management information purposes as and when requested.
Create, maintain and close GL account codes; project account codes and fixed asset master data files.
Drive continuous improvement of GL accounting processes, identifying process and control inefficiencies, defining business requirements to address these, and implementing solutions directly or via “Company” Clean Air change management governance.
Demonstrate excellent process knowledge and act as the transactional SME for Plant accounting (excluding Metal) to Sector and Plant stakeholders, including Shared Services.
Support and assist internal department reporting requirements such as audit schedules, tax schedules, fixed asset schedules, capital project schedules and other activity.
Desired Experience & Qualification
University degree qualification
Professional accounting qualification, e.g. ACA, CIMA or equivalent
Significant experience embedding compliance to accounting policies and controls in a global organisation
Accounting Standards Ability to apply knowledge of applicable Accounting Standards and Cost
Significant and substantial experience within Finance function preferably in the manufacturing environment
Experience of chemicals / automotive industry
Ability to work collaboratively and provide appropriate challenge, insight and influence through process knowledge, often under time pressure
Good understand of product costing in the context of Financial Accounting
Microsoft Office and knowledge of SAP
Package & Remuneration
Market related plus benefits