General Ledger Accountant

Arrow Electronics, Inc.


Harlow, United Kingdom


Position summary

General Ledger Accountant

Job Description:

Your team is based in our office in Harlow. You might expect a great atmosphere but also a lot of challenges, especially at the end of the month/ quarter/ year - but if you are already working as an Accountant, you probably know what we mean!

What You Will Be Doing at Arrow?

As a General Ledger Accountant, you will be involved in General Ledger controlling and reporting, compliance, tax, statutory, and multiple general accounting and reporting activities, along with a range of other financial reconciliation and control tasks as required within the team.

  • Control and manage the accuracy of General Ledger for the assigned Arrow companies.

  • Complete all relevant month-end financial close procedures including necessary accruals and prepayments activities.

  • Prepare and be responsible for all necessary internal reporting required within Europe and to US head office.

  • Facilities and restructuring accounting and control.

  • Carry out relevant Sarbanes Oxley controls.

  • Hedging and Revaluation.

  • Headcount reporting, control and forecasting support.

  • Statutory accounting and corporation tax work.

  • Statutory/Corporate reconciliations and European consolidation.

  • Control and prepare VAT, Intrastat and Sales List Reporting, submission of Vat Returns and related compliance.

  • Support and be involved with all audit work.

  • Manage the fixed asset register and all relevant accounting, liaising with the accounts payable clerks and other business areas where required.

  • Prepare any necessary variance analysis for all the above.

  • Support other accountants within the team on a variety of tasks in order to meet the total needs of the finance department.

  • Involvement with developing new/efficient processes/procedures within the accounting team.

  • Provide support and assistance to the Accounting Manager on projects and ad-hoc tasks.

  • Manage other staff where appropriate.

What Are We Looking For?

  • You've got a very good knowledge of general accounting and reporting processes.

  • You've got experience with making an accrual, prepaid, European VAT, balance sheet reconciliation.

  • You've got advanced Excel and data manipulation skills.

  • You are a results-driven person.

  • You can work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • You've got the ability to prioritize your tasks.

The Skills That Will Help You to Succeed Even More:

  • You've got Microsoft AX knowledge.

  • You are part or fully qualified (CIMA, ACCA).

  • You know any other European language e.g. Italian, French, Spanish etc.

What is in it For You?

  • This is a full-time position.

  • Working hours: Mon-Fri 8.30-5.00 with 1h for lunch/ Mon-Fri 9.00-5.30 with 1h for lunch.

  • Permanent contract with 6 months probation period.

  • You will be offered a pension plan.

  • AON Plus benefit - the service offers a whole range of discounts and deals from leading brands and local retailers.

  • Employee Assistance Program.

  • Tastecard Membership.

  • Cycle to Work Scheme.

Our story:

As Arrow Global Components (AGC), a part of Arrow Electronics, we are a leader in distribution and value-added services related to electronic components. We resell, customize, and distribute electronic components to our clients all over the world. Our business is based on a trusted, long-lasting net of relationships with industry leaders, both on the supplier and customer side.

Arrow is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creat****ing a diverse working environment by providing equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons.

UK-Harlow, United Kingdom (Kao Park Hockham Way)

Time Type:
Full time

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About the company

Industry: Electronics: Wholesaler

Developing technology solutions that improve business and daily life, Arrow Guides innovations forward for the worlds leading technology manufactures and service providers.

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