Controls Accountant

Quality Personnel Services Limited
Milton Keynes
Up to £10,000
15 Jan 2021
14 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you AAT qualified or part qualified Accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ACA) with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in an accounting environment performing month end? (Preferably within Financial Services)

Quality Personnel has an immediate start opportunity (subject to credit search) working for a large well-known automotive company in a temporary capacity in a long-term temporary position as a Controls Accountant.

In a nutshell you be working on the Accounting tasks supporting other colleagues within the Finance workstream in the completion of the posting book and capturing/documenting business requirements so isn’t an "operational" role however as development is implemented and becomes functional, there will be a transition period where operational tasks will need to be performed so a bit of a hybrid role.


Our Client has a new Finance Platform programme to deliver multiple system functionality including an accounting and AP/AR module for the core business. To support this there is a specific Finance Workstream within the programme. This role takes shared responsibility within the Finance workstream for the investigation of accounting activities required for the new accounting module - including determining and agreeing the correct accounting treatment ensuring that key controls are captured and implemented, the writing of business requirements and completion of internal posting books.

Duties to include:
  • Be a Subject Matter Expert on various products and a team specialist for the new application
  • Understand the interaction and impact of subsidiary systems on the main accounting systems to ensure system integrity, particularly in relation to specific Balance Sheet and Profit & loss accounts, highlighting issues as necessary
  • Support in the writing of business requirements, clarifying accounting treatment and process with the Accounting Team
  • Drafting the process maps and procedures relating to the new processes/tasks performed by the Accounting Team
  • Collaborating with the BA’s, Developers and Testers in the delivery of the Accounting requirements
  • Being a key participant in the Finance workstream, attending various meetings
  • To complete all Accounting Balance Sheet reconciliations in a timely manner, providing summarised information for management during the transition period between development being implemented and training/handover to operational teams
  • Carry out key month end tasks, including analysis in accordance with the month end timetable
  • Be a primary contact for Internal/External Auditors with the ability to provide background information to the programme from a Finance perspective
  • Understand the impact of operational changes to procedures and core business systems
  • Support colleagues within the Finance Workstream as required
  • Perform/Support UAT where appropriate to ensure that key controls are included within testing to deliver a robust solution

To be considered for this role you’ll need:

- To be an AAT qualified or part qualified Accountant (with a minimum of 5 years experience in an accounting environment) - preferably Financial Services

- Strong analytical skills with the ability to clearly define and investigate complex business processes

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills to collaborate with both Finance and non-Finance staff at all levels

- Experience of managing relationships with multiple stakeholders

- Experience of working within a project/programme

- Working knowledge of SAP and excellent knowledge of Excel and Office applications

- Ability to work flexibly under pressure to meet deadlines

Currently this is a work from home role working Monday to Friday 9 am until 5 pm.

Quality Personnel acting as an Employment Agency and Business. Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applications - if you have not received a response within 48 hours unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion.

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