GCP Applied Technologies Senior Financial Accountant in Slough, United Kingdom


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(UK Financial Controller)

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Job Location:

Slough, UK


About GCP Applied Technologies

We are inspired to influence how the world is built. We are dedicated to the development of high-performance products, the continued pursuit of advancement in construction technologies, simplifying the complexities of construction worldwide and delivering value to our customers.

About your department / function

Following the completion of an acquisition in the UK in early 2017 effectively doubling the UK and Ireland business, there is now a need to enhance the current team accordingly. This role will fit within the GCP controllership team ensuring the robustnessand controlof the UK and Ireland accounting function.

About your job

The Senior Financial accountant willsupport the accounting function for the UK and Ireland businesses, working closely with both Regional, Global controllership teams in drivingcontrollershipexcellence across the function

Detailed Job Description

Your core duties and responsibilities will be as follows plus any other work that your Line Manager may deem relevant to your job:

  • Support and maintain the accounts for the all UK & Ireland companies (Holding and Trading) in line with Local and USGaap,implement strong controls, balance sheet reconciliations processes and follow up to closure of internal audit and SOX recommendations.
  • Preparation,timelycompletion and filing of all UK company statutoryrequirements not limited to statutory accounts,tax and VAT filingsetc
  • Be one of thetechnical experts for the UK and Ireland accounting queries
  • Drive and ensure compliance with all Group accounting policies
  • Assess, develop, implement required control/process enhancements to current processes to drive efficiency, driving transformation of the transactional accounting activities to enable UK to reach an higher level of effectiveness, efficiencyand control
  • Submission of monthly accounts in a timely and efficient manner as required and working closely with Manilla shared service center
  • Supportthe regional FP&A;functionas required ensuringmeaningful analysis to business performance and insightful decision support information
  • Build, work and maintain effective working relationships with all Corporate Functions
  • Build,maintain effective relationships with both Internal and External auditors as well as managing all audits in line with required deliverables and timetables
  • SupportM&A; activity incorporatingdue diligence of acquisitions followed by integration and on-boarding
  • Projects and other assigned duties as required

Skills, Experience and Education

The candidate is expected to meet the following criteria required to perform the role:


  • Qualified/ Certified Accountant
  • Several years Big 4 experience
  • Graduate or Post Graduate Qualification in business related subject

Experience & Skills

  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience in a similarFinance/Accountingcontrolling role
  • SAP experience preferred
  • M&A; experience
  • Strong leadership skills and proven success in building a strong team
  • Eye for detail, with hands on approach
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong financial and business acumen
  • Demonstrated strategic, management, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Highly motivated and driven professional, able to manage multiple high priority projects simultaneously. Strong work ethic.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Executive presence and ability to drive results at all levels of the organization
  • Advanced PC skills required – Excel, Word and PowerPoint are essential
  • Expertise with financial systems and tools
  • Excellent communication / influencing skills and the ability to work well with colleagues/others departments.
  • Knowledge of local regulatory and accounting regulations
  • Strong compliance to company values & ethics
  • Willingness to travel globally asrequired

People, Budget and other resources accountable for

  • Provide independent and sound opinion on accounting, tax and treasury matters
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance withall local and group policies
  • Act as one of the major finance business partners

Job Title: Senior Financial Accountant