Financial Accountant

Horstman Defence Systems Limited, Bath, UK

We are looking for an experienced Financial Accountant to join our small accounts team in Bath

Key Duties & Responsibilities


  • Liaising with and reporting to the Head of Finance.
  • Preparing monthly statements inclusive of analysing and investigating variances and summarising data.
  • Manage the statutory accounts production and compliance processes ensuring adherence to statutory requirements and deadlines. Manage year-end audit.
  • Manage the tax compliance processes (for corporation tax, VAT, PAYE & NIC and CIS) ensuring adherence to statutory requirements and deadlines, including liaison with advisors.
  • Develop finance processes to ensure that robust controls are in place in line with the requirements of the business.
  • Responsibility for group’s treasury management including administration of accounts and authorities.
  • Manage the group’s cash transactions and reconciliations within a robust control framework.
  • Manage the cash forecasting process to ensure that cash is actively managed, including early escalation of any issues.
  • Manage the group’s fixed asset registers and ensure that all capital expenditure is authorised in line with the delegated authority framework.
  • Manage the finance system to ensure that robust controls are in place regarding user access controls and segregation of duties.
  • Undertake other additional duties that may be required from time to time as determined by the company and/or your Line Manager.


Knowledge & Ability Required


  • ACA, CIMA or ACCA Qualified
  • Good understanding of month end procedures
  • Understanding of IFRS and the application of the standards
  • Staff management background
  • Excellent communicator
  • Proven ability of working under pressure
  • Strong IT skills
  • Occasional overseas travel
  • German language would be beneficial



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