Financial Accountant

  • Job Reference: N6030-771S
  • Date Posted: 1 November 2018
  • Recruiter: Gregory Martin
  • Location: Christchurch
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Sue Allen
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Financial Accountant


Our client is looking for ACCA or CIMA Qualified Accountant or a finalist to be responsible for all financial accounting matters across the Business Unit (including external reporting and compliance). This role is very much a hands on role.


The role reports to the Financial Controller within the central finance function (which includes all transactional and reporting elements of finance), and the role is specifically tasked with the production and completion of statutory accounts across multiple legal entities as well as all tax computations and returns. Direct responsibility for the integrity of external reporting output, the Financial Accountant is expected to possess a high degree of up-to-date technical accounting knowledge as well as a thorough understanding of corporation tax, VAT and PAYE reporting requirements.


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful, global market leader within Aerospace.  This role is based in Christchurch but will initially require a degree of flexibility, particularly with travel to Basingstoke to assist transition of some responsibilities. This role offers a very competitive salary and benefits package.


As a Financial Accountant your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • ACCA / ACA / CIMA qualified with good accounting experience and strong intellectual curiosity

  • A track record of co-ordination of tax and accounting activities and of ‘making things happen’

  • Ability to work unsupervised, with the drive to improve financial performance

  • Prepared to work flexibly to achieve deadlines and multi-task, re-adjusting priorities and delivering accordingly

  • Able to present and communicate financial information to both Finance and non-Finance colleagues

  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills and experience of Sage and other Finance systems



Keywords:  Excel, Sage, ACCA, CIMA, Accounts, Finance, Tax, VAT


Financial Accountant

Location:  Christchurch, Dorset

Salary: Extremely competitive with excellent benefits