International Accountant (FTC)

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My client is a well-regarded, US listed business with a global turnover of in excess of £2b.

Due to continued expansion of their European operation via both growth and acquisition, they now have a vacancy for an International Accountant to join the European Finance team; ideally situated in North West Leicestershire, close to the M42 and therefore easily commutable from across both East and West Midlands.

Reporting into the International Accounting Manager, this is a key role to the business covering the UK and Europe’s legal and corporate finance responsibilities, supporting management accounting and international projects.

• Support Accounting Manager with the reconciliation of all monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
• Support in the management of the fixed asset register, rental fleet and inventory, ensuring all assets are approved, recorded and disposed of correctly.
• Support along with the International accounting team, to ensure completion of all UK and Europe’s companies statutory filings on time.
• Along with international accounting team, to ensure completion of all company tax computations and tax returns.
• Support to HR – Ensure Payroll, Benefit and Pensions bookings are recorded and paid accurately.
• Support with the Accounting Manager, to complete VAT submissions and Intrastat reporting, and review VAT processes.
• Manage SOX testing.
• Ensure Journal entries are posted, and all activities supporting the monthly close is performed in a timely and accurate manner.
• Ensure Legal documentation is stored centrally in the system and with third party.
• With internal audit teams, drive the European businesses to a strong audit rating and full compliance to policies.
• Ensure accounting standards are reviewed to legal obligations.
• Support with continuous improvement initiatives and help drive efficiency, whilst ensuring compliance and installing automated controls where possible.


The business is about to embark on a roll out of SAP across all European businesses, a willingness and desire to be involved in change management projects.

The ideal candidate will be Part Qualified or Qualified (ACCA / CIMA / ACA), and seeking a fast paced and dynamic role within a rapidly expanding international business.

Previous experience gained in a similar position with exposure to Balance Sheet Control, General Ledger Accounting and VAT is desirable.

This position promises to be both varied and challenging, FRS have successfully placed a number of individuals within this business over the last 10 years, all of whom are still with the company and experienced several promotions in this time.

A competitive basic salary of up to £38,000 coupled with excellent benefits, bonus and scope for development both within the UK and internationally await.

Disclaimer - FRS strives to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to treating all applicants alike. FRS does not treat any individual on grounds of sex, age, colour, marital status, race, nationality or ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or membership or non-membership of a trade union, less favourably than others. All vacancies advertised are open to all ages.