Financial Accountant

Location: Comber

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Closing Date: 05 October 2023

Salary: Competitive

Financial Accountant


The Financial Accountant will provide technical financial accounting guidance to the group and ensure processes are in place to ensure they are implemented correctly.


  • Annual Statutory Audit and tax returns: Co-ordination of the annual statutory audits and tax returns of EHGL and all Group subsidiaries within tight time deadlines; These returns are in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Group Statutory Accounts:  Preparation of annual financial statements for all EHGL Group companies.
  • Tax Strategy: Set and drive the Group’s tax strategy including transfer pricing / R&D tax credit / Patent Box strategy. Provide hands-on leadership to ensure that this strategy is implemented in a compliant manner.
  • Coordination of the preparation of corporation tax and other tax returns (UK, Japan and the Netherlands and other jurisdictions) for all Group companies and ensuring that all filing deadlines are met.
  • Group Treasury: Set the Group’s treasury strategy and provide the hands-on leadership to ensure that it is implemented in an effective, compliant and efficient manner.
  • Group Legal Entity Structure: Set the Group Strategy to ensure our legal entity structure is effective from a Financial Accounting and Tax perspective.
  • Financial Accounting Policy: Stay current with financial accounting changes and ensure policy is current for the group.
  • Company secretarial responsibilities: Work to ensure the company meets its company secretarial responsibilities.
  • Enterprise Risk Management: Champion ERM across the organisation. Ensure our framework adds value and is seen to under pin the Group’s future success.


  • To adhere to the company’s Equal Opportunities policy and Dignity at work policy in all activities and to actively promote equality of opportunity wherever possible
  • To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of your colleagues, in accordance with the company’s’ Health and Safety policy
  • To adhere to the company’s Quality policy and Environmental policy
  • To undertake other duties as may be reasonably required



  • Member of Chartered Accountants Ireland, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, or Scotland or comparable institute. Qualified through a medium / large accountancy firm.
  • Good presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Post-qualification experience at financial accountant level in a manufacturing environment, or an acceptable equivalent.
  • Professional experience in preparing or reviewing tax computations, tax returns and a knowledge of deferred taxation.
  • Experience in coordinating activities with auditors, tax advisors and corporate lawyers.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including knowledge of computer-based presentation software especially PowerPoint, Excel, Word.
  • Ability to develop financial plans, schedules and manuals including requirements, tasks, work assignments, work calendars, financial controls, financial budgets, financial forecasts, annual business plans and profitability reports.
  • Willingness to travel within the United Kingdom and abroad.


  • Competent knowledge of UK Company law.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence.



  • CFO
  • Director of Finance
  • Chief Commercial Officers
  • The Chairman
  • Boards of Directors
  • Finance, Research & Development, Operations and Sales & Marketing managers and personnel


  • Auditors
  • Tax Auditors and Consultants
  • Tax Authorities (UK, Japan, and the Netherlands)
  • Legal advisors
  • Banks
  • Appropriate Industry Bodies


  • Occasional Travel Requirements to core sites


Problem solving – Generates and promotes solutions. Sees clearly which is the best way forward. Able to make decisions and commitments within appropriate time frame.

Commercial Orientation – Ensures appropriate data is used to evaluate risks. Looks at the wider implications and is likely to try to assess the long-term impact. Influences others and intervenes to get appropriate results

Strategic Awareness – Maintains a strong awareness of long-term goals and plans, keeping the future eventualities and possibilities in mind. Thinks in a global way and sees the bigger picture. Is likely to make impact on future direction and outcomes

Resilience – Can work under pressure, remains calm, thinks clearly, and manages emotion under pressure. Addresses issues without being aggressive or controlling and can easily bounce back from setbacks. Is open to feedback and does not dwell on past events.

Team Working – Enjoys participating in group activities and likes to work in close proximity with other people.  Is ready to collaborate with and support others and is willing to co-operate and compromise for the overall good.

Analytical – Enjoys analysing qualitative data but also considers quantitative and seeks to identify and explore they key elements in information before making commitments. Tends to like to use facts and figures when planning and reporting and is concerned about accuracy and detail

Planning and Organising – Thinks things through well in advance and maps out future activities, taking the key stages and requirements into account. Likes to monitor to ensure that things are implemented and delivered effectively

Quality Orientation – Is precise, pays attention to details, checks things and ties up ‘loose ends’.  Has a strong conscience about getting things right and seeks to ensure that decisions and solutions do not involve undue risk, adheres to policy and standards.

Interpersonal / Influencing – Deals with other in a convincing way that leads to gaining agreement without relying on hierarchy and shows sensitivity to working relationships. Does not give up easily in the face of opinions that differ from their own. Influences others to reach conclusions and gain agreements.

Technical expert –full breadth of technical knowledge and can operate as a technical advisor, influencing others to achieve goals without relying on hierarchy. Keeps up to date on changes within their field and implements plans to ensure organisation is in a state of readiness. Participates in industry and professional associations

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