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General Accountant in Leighton Buzzard at TalentSpa

Date Posted: 11/21/2018

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Job Description

General Accountant

Location: Leighton Buzzard

Salary: 30k – 35k per annum

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.

Responsibilities of the General Accountant:

  • 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

Requirements of the General Accountant


  • Educated to at least ‘A’ Level standard 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


  • Part qualified ACCA / CIMA/ AAT
  • Intermediate level Excel user
  • Some payroll experience would be useful

Hours of Work

Standard Hours – 39 hours per week

Core hours Monday to Thursday, 09.00 to 16.30. Core hours Fridays, 09.00 to 12.30. Additional 7.5 flexible hours to be worked each week.

If you feel that you meet the criteria of the General Accountant then please apply now!