Accountant – Finance Operations

NATS is the UK’s leading air navigation service provider, handling over 2 million flights each year. We provide air traffic control services from two control centres supporting airports all around the UK, as well as a wide range of commercial solutions to over 30 countries internationally. Our people are at the heart of our purpose to advance aviation and keep the skies safe.

Job Purpose:

As a Finance Operations Accountant at NATS you’ll join our supportive Finance Operations team and be responsible for executing comprehensive general accounting and period end closing and reporting activities, assisting the Senior Accountants who work across multiple business areas.

You’ll also participate in improvement and technical accounting projects on an ad hoc basis, as directed by the Improvement and Technical Finance Manager.

This role will require you to hit the ground running and work across multiple business areas to support delivery of the wider Finance vision, which seeks to shape the future of Aviation as a trusted business partner focussed on efficiency, collaboration, and innovation, as well as leading by example on our values of Growth, Control and Challenge.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work as a key member of the Accounting Service Team to deliver a high-quality service to the Senior Accountants, Business Partners, and business area stakeholders.

  • Fulfil duties relating to multiple business areas including budgeting & forecasting, period end close, P&L preparation, BS reconciliations, cross-company transactions, audit requirements, external funding, fixed assets, statutory & regulatory compliance (UK & overseas) and external bid work & billing.

  • Highlight key information from reports and initially investigate variances and trends to present to Senior Accountants.

  • Draft technical accounting materials.

  • Facilitate basic Finance training for the wider business.

  • Delegate work to Assistant Accountants, supporting the completion of these tasks.

This role is an initial 18-month fixed-term contract based at our Whiteley campus, near Fareham, Hampshire. We offer flexible, hybrid working options, depending on business need, including part-time options.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • You’ll hold relevant Accountancy or Finance qualification(s) – 3 years PQE minimum.

  • Comfortable with facilitating training as this team delivers basic Finance training to the wider business.

  • Thrives working in a highly collaborative team environment and able to hit the ground running across multiple business areas.

  • Exceptional communication skills and stakeholder management ability at all levels.

  • Motivated self-starter who can think outside the box and work with autonomy under minimal supervision.

  • Able to work to tight deadlines with exceptional accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Enjoys actively participating in continuous improvement activities and supporting technical accounting projects.

  • Comfortable working with ambiguity.

  • Advanced Excel skills are essential.

  • Previous experience using SAP will be an advantage.

​​​​​​​Additional Information:

In addition to a very competitive salary, NATS offer an excellent range of benefits including a performance-related pay scheme, voluntary benefits and retail discounts, generous leave entitlement and a market-leading defined contribution pension scheme. Click here to find out more.

We have adopted Agile working to provide greater flexibility and increased choice over working arrangements, with the opportunity to work in our modern office facilities as well as remotely.

If you share our passion to advance aviation and keep the skies safe – we would like to hear from you whatever your age, sex, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, visible or invisible disability. Individuals that bring different perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds help us be at the forefront of our industry.

Job Information

Job Reference: 5082BR_1708354704
Salary: £49168.09 - £66557.45 per annum
Salary From: £49168.09
Salary To: £66557.45
Job Industries: Aerospace
Job Locations: Fareham, Hampshire
Job Types: Contract
Job Skills: AAT, ACCA, budgeting, CIMA, forecasting, management accounting, NATS, P&L
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