Overheads Accountant (Part-Qualified or Qualified)

  • Location

    Portsmouth, United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Engineering & Technology, Finance & Accountancy

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  • Salary:

    £200-250 per day LTD, or £160-190 per day PAYE (£40-50kpa) – Rate with depend on qualified or not.

  • Contact:

    Daniel Polhill

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Expiry date:


Overheads Accountant (Part-Qualified or Qualified)

Location: Home / Remote Based. 1 day per week in Portsmouth Office

Duration: 6 Months

Rate: £200-250 per day LTD, or £160-190 per day PAYE (£40-50kpa equivalent) – Rate with depend on qualified or not.

Hours: 37 Per Week


Techniche are supporting a large corporate Engineering and Technology organisation with appointing an Overheads Accountant (Part-Qualified or Qualified) on an interim basis for initially 6 months.

The role will be based fully remote (home based) during the current lockdown period. It will then remain a remote/home based role for the remainder of the contract, but with occasional office visits (once or twice a week to Portsmouth). Local candidates are preferred due to the ad hoc short notice nature of the office visits.

Experience required:

  • Part Qualified (ACA or ACCA or ACMA or AAT)
  • Experience of audit processes
  • Technical account experience (ideally including IFRS and UK GAAP)
  • Ability to capture, understand and manipulate data for reporting purposes
  • Experience with Financial IT applications (Ideally SAP)
  • Ideally to have had experience in a large corporate organisation with a group reporting structure


Main responsibilities:

  • Focus on central finance functions
  • Posting journals
  • Working towards reports for month end
  • Month-end financial transactions to ensure completeness and accuracy of financial reporting
  • Support of Business Unit management accounts on a monthly basis including income statements, balance sheets, working capital, cash management and order book
  • Support consolidation and presentation of Business Unit results including relevant financial results, variance analysis
  • Support delivery of Business Unit monthly reporting packs, strategic plan financials, budgets and forecasts
  • Adherence to all reporting timetables for monthly actuals, budget and forecast submissions
  • Ensuring compliance with Group Finance policies and procedures (including initial review and challenge of internal audit questionnaires as completed by the Business Unit’s)
  • Ad-hoc Business Unit reporting, including responding to Sector and Group on urgent technical queries arising in respect of Business Unit submissions.
  • Ensuring the completeness of response to the external auditors in respect of audit deliverables
  • Full understanding of ERP structure and implications of changes implemented
  • Identification of opportunities for continuous improvement of the services provided ensuring engagement with individuals who can validate and progress those opportunities.