General Accounting Specialist

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Location : Halesowen
Post Date :
Employment Type : Permanent
Job Order Number : 475133
Line of Business : Accounting and Finance

Description :

Robert Half is delighted to be supporting Sandvik, a successful international business which has an excellent track-record of providing long-term career challenge and development.


The Company

Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering advanced products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. Sandvik has world - leading positions in selected areas - tools for metal cutting, equipment and tools for mining and construction industries, stainless materials, special alloys, metallic and ceramic resistance materials as well as process systems. The group has approximately 47,000 employees and representation in approximately 130 countries, with sales of about £7.3 billion.


The Role

Sandvik is now looking for a proactive General Accounting Specialist to perform General Accounting (GA) and Financial Accounting (FA) within the UK and co-ordinate activities between Country Finance GA and Business. This is a demanding role where activities change on a daily basis, based at the UK Headquarters in Halesowen.The role will have broad responsibilities - a mix of reporting, control and project work. The successful candidate will be responsible for monthly tasks such as:

  • FX revaluation
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Ledger reconciliations
  • Month end processing
  • Fixed asset accounting
  • Intercompany reconciliations
  • Accruals and resolution of variances
  • VAT Returns
  • Intrastat and EC Sales List submissions
  • Associated controls

The successful candidate will ensure that internal controls are implemented and operational and be responsible for balance sheet reconciliations including identification of risks. They will support the GA Team Leader in preparing IFRS statutory accounts and corporation tax analysis. They will facilitate communication with stakeholders, ensuring that issues are captured and resolved effectively and support other functions within Sandvik to include reviewing processes, policies and rules.Travel to other UK sites and some overnight stays will be required.


Your Profile

A self-confident accounting professional, the successful candidate will be newly/recently/fully qualified or be studying for an accounting qualification such as CIMA, ACA or ACCA. They will have a proven knowledge and experience of transactional finance within a large global company. They will be confident, approachable and be customer service orientated. They will be able to communicate and build relationships with customers at all levels and be a team player. Knowledge of Excel at an advanced level is prerequisite for this role. Experience of project work and knowledge of SAP, AX Dynamics and Movex systems would be advantageous.



An attractive base salary is on offer, plus other benefits such as bonus and pension, with a subsidised gym and canteen on site.

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply.

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