Financial Accountant (maternity cover)

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an immediate Financial Accountant, on a fixed term basis.

Overview: Responsible for maintaining accurate and timely data for inclusion in the month end process, together with looking after statutory returns. Works closely with the Financial Controller and the rest of the Southampton Finance Team.

Core responsibilities will involve, but not be limited to:

  • Preparation of information for inclusion in management accounts for L3 CTS A&AT and APL entities
  • Manage overheads and serve central functions in respect of financial support
  • Oversee VAT returns
  • Oversee payroll and relevant returns associated
  • SAP power user and system administration
  • Own balance sheet reconciliation process including own reconciliations
  • Significant contribution to audit process
  • Complete tax information packs to enable corporation tax calculations
  • Responsible for the development of Assistant Accountant
  • Responsible for cash-flow (net funds) forecasting ensuring all funding requirements are met. Key driver in 17 week forecast process
  • Contribute to all external reporting where possible to include all statutory returns/reports for L3 CTS A&AT to local management and to US parent and external bodies. Includes statutory accounts, corporation tax returns, SAO tax declarations, VAT returns and any other statutory returns required
  • Sarbanes Oxley development and compliance
  • Responsible for various CTS/L3H monthly returns
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships across Finance - particularly with FP&A team and finance business partners - to identify new business needs, review performance, and resolve issues
  • Provide support to both local and divisional finance team



  • Manage operational and regulatory risks, escalating as appropriate.
  • Ensure information systems are operated to the required standard to maintain accurate and secure records.
  • Ensure there are adequate resources, including contingency arrangements, to run the business and meet our customer commitments.
  • Ensure the team understand and adhere to the company and department standards, policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to the Competence and Training framework policy and procedures to ensure each team member attains and maintains the required competency level to perform their role and, in particular, to promote a culture where customers are treated fairly and are properly informed.




Experience and knowledge required:

  • Qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA accountant with large company reporting experience and comfortable communicating with all levels of management.
  • A “hands on” and “can do” approach will be important together with the ability to quickly evaluate issues and make recommendations / decisions.
  • Strong Excel skills are essential.
  • Experience of SAP is essential.
  • Flexible in order to meet business requirements, in particular around month end, quarter end and year end.

Key competencies required:

  • Driven to generate accurate and insightful, system generated reports
  • Ambitious – sees the need for a reporting role as a key step in their career
  • Innovative
  • High work ethic and standards – right first time, highly accurate and timely
  • Managing workload
  • Contributing to team success
  • Quality orientation
  • Continuous improvement
  • Communication

Additional information: Applications will only be accepted from individuals who possess the eligibility to live and work within the EEA.

L3Harris is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible applicants regardless of their background.

Note: This advert is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job title. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the role. The employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

As part of this application you will provide us certain personal data as defined by the Data Protection Act. This information will be used for reviewing and assessing your application for this vacancy and shall be retained for a maximum of 12 months. Should you wish for your data to be deleted in respect of this application please email

To apply: If you can demonstrate your qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience match our requirements, we’d like to hear from you.

Agency information: L3Harris currently operates a preferred agency arrangement for all permanent, contract and temporary recruitment across all areas of the business.  As such, we ask that agencies refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and no CVs are submitted.  Any unsolicited CVs or communications will reflect unfavourably on any potential opportunities for your agency. Any unsolicited CV will be sent at your own risk and will be interpreted as 'gifts' and we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company's Terms and Conditions of Contract.

If you would like to be considered for preferred supplier status in the future, please send a brief introduction to your business to, clearly stating in the header of your e-mail your company name and the disciplines that you specialise in. Your e-mail will then be kept on file for consideration should we review our current preferred arrangements.  Many thanks for your interest and co-operation with this.

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Application deadline: Feb 02 2020






Airline Academy
Job Type
Financial Accountant
Southampton, UK
Start date(s)
January, 01.29.2020
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