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Country:  United Kingdom

Ashby de la Zouch, LEC, GB

Location details:  Ashby de la Zouch
Employment type:  Undefined term
Full-time/part-time position:  Full time
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Senior Financial Accountant

At Konecranes, we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes name – people committed to providing our customers with lifting equipment and services that lift their businesses. Everything we do, we do with passion and drive. 

We believe diversity drives business success and is the foundation for our growth. We welcome different backgrounds and skills that enrich our community and we promote a place where we can ALL be ourselves. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.

When you join Konecranes you immediately notice a strong sense of commitment, camaraderie and lots of opportunities to grow professionally within our organisation, as we believe that sustainable growth is a result of a strong responsible performance. To continue our strong performance and commitment to our customers, we are looking for a Senior Financial Accountant to join our Konecranes family, based at our offices in Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

The purpose of this role is to carrying out all company-wide checks required across all divisions of the business making sure all internal controls are adhered to, so a firm grounding of financial accounting, management accounting and internal controls and being a professional accountancy finalist or qualified by experience is essential to be successful in this role.

Here at Konecranes we pride ourselves on having a broad portfolio of customers who operate across a wide range of industries; these include Container Handling, Automotive, Aerospace, Construction, Rail, Ports, Power, Waste to Energy, Mining and General Manufacturing to name but a few.


Our reach is impressive, we are truly global company with 16,000 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. For over 80 years, we have been dedicated to improving the efficiency and performance of businesses in all types of industries.


This role is within the business area of Industrial Service, offering service solutions and maintenance for all crane brands, for port equipment and machine tools; you might be interested to learn that we are the original service provider for both Konecranes and Demag equipment.


To learn more about what our people about working here at Konecranes, click here



Your main responsibilities will include:


  • Internal control compliance and adhering to the necessary controls to mitigate audit risks; to include knowledge of revenue recognition, goods receiving and 3-way matching, balance sheet reconciliations, IFRS 16, POC accounting and an understanding of their purpose, improving the design and implementation of the controls where necessary
  • Treasury and cashflow management for all UK and Ireland bank accounts
  • Liaising with the company financial shared service centre and providing direction for the accounts payable ledger operations
  • Preparation of statutory accounts for limited companies under UK GAAP, IFRS and FRS 101 for small, medium and large companies.
  • P11D, Intrastat and EC sales reporting
  • Assisting the payroll department with processing of payroll where necessary and the posting and analysis of payroll
  • Preparation of VAT, CIS tax and corporation tax returns
  • Liaising directly with HMRC and tax advisors
  • Liaising directly with both local and group insurers and analysis of annual information
  • Management of the internal and external audits to include the key information required for these audits and the ability to analyse information with autonomy
  • Analysis of data across all divisions within the company


What we are looking for in you:

  • Professional Accountancy finalist or qualified by experience
  • ACCA /ACA/CIMA preferred
  • Demonstrable experience of internal controls, management accountancy and financial accounting
  • Working knowledge of the ERP system SAP is essential
  • Working knowledge of taxation to primairly include payroll taxes, corporation tax and VAT
  • Working knowledge of Hyperion is preferrable
  • Excellent excel skills
  • Experience of UK GAAP, IFRS
  • Experience of internal and external audits
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative


For your contribution to Konecranes we offer a competitive salary, bonus, pension + life assurance, 25 days annual leave + bank holidays. Employee Share Save Scheme (after qualifying service period), as well as opportunities to develop your career and to work with a great team!

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 18,000 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. For over 80 years, we have been dedicated to improving the efficiency and performance of businesses in all types of industries. We believe that sustainable growth is a result of a strong responsible performance. Konecranes is committed to ensuring that all employees and job applicants are treated fairly in an environment which is free from any form of discrimination.

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