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UK and Group Financial Accountant

Air Partner, the leaders in Aviation Charter Broking, Aviation Safety and Security Consulting and Training and Aviation outsourced services, are looking for a UK and Group Financial Accountant to join our busy Gatwick office.   You will report into the UK Finance Manager and provide support on all financial areas for Air Partner Plc, which has annualised sales of approximately £75m.  You will also manage, motivate and lead a small but effective transaction team and work closely with the Group’s subsidiaries.

What you will be doing: 

- Effectively managing, mentoring and developing the Accounts Receivable 

and Accounts Payable team (4 members) ensuring the accuracy and timing of the postings of all sales and purchase invoices into the accounting system. 

This will include performance management.  

- Preparing and posting month end trading accruals, recognition of revenue 

and costs in the correct period

- Ensuring the group’s inter-company position is agreed between all subsidiaries, investigating any discrepancies as they arise

- Taking ownership of overhead accruals and prepayments

- Completion of month end balance sheet reconciliations for all accounts

- Taking ownership of the revaluation process for loans, cash, debtors and creditors

- Conducting monthly reviews of overheads, and presenting to the UK Finance Manager on variances and actions to be taken

- Preparing quarterly group VAT returns for all UK subsidiaries

- Preparing Federal Excise Tax (FET) returns for US flights - to be filed with the IRS

- Taking ownership of fixed asset recording and reporting

- Assisting with month end, interim and year end reporting packs

- External reporting to ONS

- Assisting on any system and process improvement initiatives

Perhaps you are a General Ledger Manager or an Assistant Financial Accountant with people Management experience looking for your next step up?  If so, apply now! 

What we are looking for:

You will be exceptionally organised, possess excellent time management skills and be able to maintain a sense of humour under pressure.  You will also actively look for ways to improve systems and processes.  This role is fast paced and involves tight timetables on deliverables due to the nature of the business, so flexibility and drive are a must.  You will also:

- Be a part qualified accountant or be qualified by experience 

- Have previous experience of managing, motivating, leading and 

developing a small team

- Have extensive experience of month end processes including journals, reconciliations and revaluations

- Have experience of accounts receivable and/ or payable, ideally both

- Have a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude and a problem-solving approach

- Have worked within a group of companies, ideally with overseas entities and/or a Plc

- Have excellent attention to detail 

- Be committed to meeting tight deadlines

- Have good Microsoft Excel skills

- Have excellent communication skills 

- Have experience of Navision 2016 (desirable, although other financial systems would also be OK) 

What we offer*:

-  A competitive salary

- Discretionary bonus 

- Pension

- Interest free season ticket loan** or usually free parking 

- Potential public transport discounts

- Private Medical Insurance**

- Life Assurance**

- Employee Assistance Program

- Monthly Air Partner Recognition Rewards (£50 vouchers and certificate for winner)

- 26 days annual leave with annual increases to 28 days after 2yrs service and 30 days after 4yrs service.  Please note that this includes 3 days annual leave as directed by the company over the Christmas period

- Ability to purchase up to 5 more holidays and carry over 5 days

- Gym Membership**

- Cycle to Work Scheme**

- Eye Tests

- Long service awards

- Volunteering days

- Free hot drinks and fruit

- Dress down Fridays

- Development opportunities across the Group

- A friendly, yet challenging environment to work in

- £1,000 refer a friend scheme (T&Cs apply)

* All benefits are subject to change

** Available after successful completion of probation period

VacancyId 3128
Location Gatwick, Crawley
Department Finance
Closing date 21/02/2020 0:00:00
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