Financial Accountant

  • Ings Ln, Kirkbymoorside, York YO62, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is one of the largest independent aerospace and defence companies in the world delivering innovation and excellence in engineering, support solutions and services in the air, on land and at sea.

Since 1909, we have been valued for our integrity, performance and customer focus which we have demonstrated through our innovative solutions and ability to deliver on time and to cost. 

We specialise in the conversion and modification of military, civil and business aircraft, alongside defence vehicle engineering and shelter manufacture.  Our capabilities include engineering design, manufacture, test and the provision of personnel, training and advice, whilst providing maintenance, integration and product support.   

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is part of the Marshall Group of Companies that employs over 6,000 people with a turnover in excess of £2.7bn.

We are a respected total solutions provider for the military and commercial sectors.

Job Description

We have an opportunity for a Financial Accountant to join our busy Finance team at our Advanced Composite site based in Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire. 

The role has been created to ensure that we have the skills and experience required to support the organisation in its future growth.  The position will join an existing team and will have management responsibility for 2 team members.  We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, proactive and wants to be part of a developing business.  The main aspects of the role are:-

  • Supervision of Purchase and Sales Ledgers

  • Finalising the monthly management accounts and submitting to Group in line with the reporting timetable

  • Uploading data re finance and production hours to COGNOS and Epicor systems

  • Monthly updating and submission of order intake data

  • Preparation of monthly narrative to support accounts submission describing P&L performance, cash movements, order intake, overhead variances and working capital movements

  • Preparation and distribution of Management Accounts pack to Senior Leadership teams

  • Oversee preparation and distribution of Sales and Expense Trackers

  • Undertaking variance analysis to understand the nature of major over/under spends against budget and/or forecast

  • Co-ordinate weekly cash flow reporting and provide narrative on movements from previous forecast

  • Assist with business planning and reporting including specifically IBP (Integrated Business Planning), quarterly forecasts, annual budgets and five-year planning cycles

  • Reconciliation and reporting relating to the weekly cash forecasting and reporting to Group

  • Monthly VAT returns

  • Annual insurance returns to Group

  • Liaison with Internal and External auditors

  • Assist in the implementation of the new ERP system

  • Assist the Financial Controller and Head of Finance on ad hoc project work


Interested candidates will be able to demonstrate:-

  • Good standard of education
  • Professional accounting qualification
  • Significant experience within a similar role
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to timescales
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Management experience

Additional Information

Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to satisfactory references being obtained, attainment of either a SC (Security Check), Disclosure Scotland Criminal Record Check or Foreign Police Check (whichever is applicable depending on duration of UK residency) and, as applicable, a medical assessment. Access to US technical data by employees requires prior Trade Control function approval. Clearance must be carried out against all applicable US export control authorisations.

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