job / internal controls accountant east central scotland west lothian 3695
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Internal Controls Accountant - West Lothian

up to £45,000 + Bonus + Group Benefits - Engineering, FMCG & Manufacturing - Audit & Risk
Ref: 3695 Date Posted: Saturday 16 Jun 2018
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Internal Controls Accountant required for the Finance function of this West Lothian based manufacturing company.  This is a newly created opportunity supporting the business with their UK and global compliance requirements.  It comes on the back of an impressive fifty-percent increase in corporate sales last year.

Reporting to the Financial Controller, you will have oversight of the UK business SOX testing requirements as well as their VAT and Customs Duty obligations.

Your core responsibilities will include:

Internal Controls Testing:

  • Upgrade and control quarterly SOX testing cycle. Co-ordinate timing of testing and work closely with Testers and Control owners to ensure completion of testing cycle within Division guidelines.
  • Review completed SOX tests to ensure that audit and results comply with Corporate requirements. 
  • Ensure the UK business is up to date with any changes to SOX program and these changes are communicated through the organisation. Provide training for new employees and ensure existing employees maintain the correct level of understanding and knowledge
  • Along with Senior/Department Managers, help promote the Importance of SOX Program through the Organisation.
  • Work with Internal/External Auditors for Annual SOX Audit.
  • Review and update process documentation as required

VAT & Customs Duty

  • Prepare Inward Processing Relief (IPR) returns
  • Liaise with HMRC and external advisors to maintain compliance
  • Prepare monthly VAT returns and intrastate returns

Financial Accounting

  • There is the opportunity to be involved in Financial Accounting 

You will be a qualified Accountant with a technical background in internal controls / audit or financial accounting within a SOX / internal controls environment.  You will have the ability to perform complex numerical calculations and complex management reports on a timely basis.  Strong communication skills are imperative including the ability to successfully engage with and influence internal and external stakeholder/parties.

Salary up to £45,000 + Bonus + Group Benefits.  For further information contact Stuart Ringland on (0131) 516 4333 or email