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Financial accountant

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is committed to improving people’s lives through creating and delivering tailored development solutions.

We work in developing countries to alleviate poverty, establish good governance, and increase access, capacity and resilience in healthcare, education, water, sanitation, transportation, infrastructure and renewable energy – while safeguarding the environment and promoting human rights and gender equity.

What makes us different is that we approach problems from a fresh perspective. As an employee-owned company, we have the freedom and independence of mind to find new ways to enhance human well-being and foster social and economic development through connected thinking.

Reporting to the Unit Financial Accountant, you will be expected to provide a broad-ranging finance support to a global portfolio of projects in an International Development Unit with an annual turnover of £200m operating in multiple developing countries and managing substantive client funds.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description


Review complex bank and balance sheet reconciliations of a number of overseas entities and proactively work with the Portfolio accountants, in country finance managers and Corporate Finance to expediently resolve identified variances and provide relevant training.
Where necessary, the assistant financial accountant must be prepared to be hands on and proactively set up and complete balance sheet rectifications.
To support the IDS Financial Accountant and in country Finance Managers in preparing annual financial statements from the Group’s financial system
To be proactive in understanding relevant local statutory legislation, MML’s internal financial controls, International Financial Reporting Standards and to support the IDS Financial accountant and in country finance manager to ensure compliance management
To liaise with external stakeholders e.g. Auditors, Tax consultants etc. to ensure all statutory reports are filed on time
To promote best practice in transfer pricing compliance through review and, where necessary assisting, of inter-entity agreements, invoices and correct recording of the transactions in the local and UK set of accounts.
To carry out internal reviews in country of processes, internal controls and ensure compliance with local revenue authorities, including monthly/quarterly and annual returns. Ensuring Group Financial Internal controls are in place and being reviewed and approved regularly.
To assist the IDS Financial accountant in the Groups quarterly consolidation process

Candidate Specification

To be considered for this role you will;

- Recently or newly qualified accountant ACA/ACCA/CIMA
- Have strong experience of complex financial reconciliations
- Have strong communication skills both verbal and written
- Have excellent system skills and Excel
- Have excellent attention to detail
- Be proactive and be willing to travel
- French speaker would be advantageous
- Have experience of working in an international environment
- Be proactive and be willing to travel on short tours to project offices in overseas locations
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