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General Accountant


Leighton Buzzard, CBF, GB

Requisition ID:  469395

B/E Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Collins Inc., is a leading manufacturer of aircraft interior products and we currently have some exciting positions based at our Leighton Buzzard facility, including a General Accountant.  


Reporting to the Shared Service Finance Manager, the General Accountant will provide accounting support for the Leighton Buzzard based businesses, plus the Dubai Facility.



Key responsibilities include –


  • Provision of General Accounting support across the Leighton Buzzard site.  The role will focus on a selection  of the following areas, with scope for specific areas of responsibility to rotate between the three General Accountant roles in the team:
  • Preparation of monthly VAT returns
  • Provision of support on Duty queries
  • Preparation of monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations and resolution and correction of any issues identified
  • Fixed asset accounting – including system submission of Capital Expenditure Requests, and monitoring spend against authorised limits
  • Accounting for lease agreements
  • Review and posting of credit card expenditure
  • Control of petty cash
  • Expense reporting
  • Preparation and submission of EC sales list and NSO returns
  • Posting of entries prepared by 3rd party accounting firms for small overseas entities; and maintenance of the internal ledger for these entities
  • Calculation and posting of monthly accruals and prepayments
  • PO / AP / AR query resolution
  • Preparation and processing of credit notes
  • Calculation and posting of stock obsolescence provision
  • Processing of inter-co recharges
  • Preparation of monthly inter-co account reconciliations, including query investigation and resolution
  • Preparation and submission of monthly Intrastat return
  • Provide emergency cover for Payroll Officer


The successful candidate will have the following –


  • Educated to A level standard or equivalent
  • AAT qualified or equivalent
  • Experience of working within a busy accounts function within  a medium to large sized commercial organization
  • Ability to use an accounting software package, such as JDE
  • Experience of Microsoft Office products – particularly Excel


Desired requirements:


  • Part ACCA or CIMA qualified or equivalent
  • Intermediate  level Excel user
  • Payroll experience

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