Assistant Financial Accountant

  • Uxbridge, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

One of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Yoplait and more.

We seek out the best of the best and give them development, support and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with us means joining a company that makes a difference for others. There is tremendous opportunity here for people who want to advance the industry, through innovation and nourish the world with quality. 

Job Description

Internal Controls

  • Bring Regional Stewardship initiatives to life in UK&I
  • Support the Control Self Assessments and SOX Compliance process with the aim to lead this process in time
  • Lead Balance Sheet Review continuous improvement & quality
  • Responsible for approval of vendor master data and SAP access requests

Accounting & Controls Processes

  • Enhance the payroll process, resolve issues, ensure clean balance sheet for all payroll accounts
  • Lead on Purchase to Pay problem solving and process efficiencies
  • Lead Intercompany reconciliation and recharge process

External Audit & Statutory Accounting

  • Support for external audit and statutory accounting effort
  • Prepayments, accruals and other routine accounting tasks


  • Cross-functional partnering


  • Ability to work with minimal supervision alone and build strong collaborative relationships cross functionally
  • Strong analytical skills
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proactive and results orientated
  • Clear and concise communicator, both in writing and verbally
  • Ability to influence stakeholders
  • Good interpersonal skills to build productive and constructive relationships
  • Eager to learn and challenge the status quo
  • An interest in improving systems and processes to drive efficiencies
  • Part qualified CIMA/ACCA
  • One to two years accounting experience in a fast-paced environment
  • ERP system experience, ideally SAP
  • Proficient in Excel skills
  • Experience of working in a multi-site, fast paced and dynamic environment is desirable

Additional Information

What will you get from us?

  • Competitive Package 
  • Private Healthcare
  • Dental Cover
  • Pension
  • 1st Class Training and Development
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