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Shirley, West Midlands
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12 September 2018
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An accountant is required on a Contract basis to join an industry leading engineering and manufacturing business.

Are you analytically minded? Do you have the capabilities to be successful in a fast paced financial environment? If you are seeking an exciting new challenge then this is the role for you!

* As the staff Accountant you will perform moderately complex and varied accounting activities with limited supervision
* Bring inconsistencies and problems to the attention of management, conferring with management on proper method for resolution
* Duties may include preparing financial statements, preparing and analyzing management reports, analyzing financial reports and records, reviewing reconciliations, providing training on reconciliations and accounting processes, advising on correct general ledger accounts for transactions, completing complex reconciliations


1 Performs accounting duties of a moderate complex and varied nature under minimal supervision. Some latitude for unreviewed decisions is within the scope of delegated authority.
2 Analyzes financial reports and records, making studies or recommendations relative to the accounting of reserves, assets and expenditures.
3 May review and verify the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications assigned to various records.
4 May prepare financial statements.
5 When inconsistencies or problems occur which are outside delegated authority, they are brought to the attention of management. Confers with management to determine the proper means by which to resolve these issues.
6 Provides training and assistance for accounting work and processes.
7 Applies knowledge of advanced accounting methods and procedures to projects and day-to-day activities.
8 May coordinate and review lower-level accounting work assignments for accuracy and completeness.
9 Understands the established continuous improvement objectives for the department. Measures progress toward the continuous improvement standards and ensure that the necessary measurements are maintained. Participates in the resolution of any identified problems. Analyzes data and makes all business decisions based on such analysis.


1 Advanced ability to seek out relevant information.
2 Ability to apply math computation skills including basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, as well as, statistics and other mathematical concepts used in modeling.
3 Thorough knowledge of accounting distribution and ability to verify correctness and completeness of such information.
4 Knowledge of U.S. GAAP and FASB regulations and procedures as they related to the particular area of accounting.
5 Knowledge of and ability to use the software packages utilized by Accounting.
6 Demonstrated ability to create and maintain intermediate level Excel spreadsheets and Word documents.
7 Demonstrated initiative, leadership, judgment and the ability to communicate effectively.

This is an awesome opportunity to be part of a leading manufacturing business which offers an interesting, varied and exciting workload coupled with a motivated and passionate culture. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.