• Location:

  • Salary:

  • Status:


About the role

Are you ready for a new challenge? Do you have a passion for Finance in an SME and have experience of all aspects of finance? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! We are currently seeking a Financial Accountant to become an integral part of small but perfectly formed team in Swindon.


Who We Are and What We Do

We create, licence, manufacture, sell and provide services for technologies which:

  • Control and monitor high voltages and power (11 kV to 400 kV and up to 1000 MVA); and
  • Are fitted in electricity substations, on overhead power lines, and in control centres.

We call this Total Voltage Control.

We have a ‘Yes we can’ attitude which comes into play in our sense of purpose in solving our customers’ difficult problems. Our team approach and wearing the (metaphorical) shirt has an enormous part to play to achieve this and helps to successfully build great relationships with customers.

The health and wellbeing of our people and planet is very important to us. We support a healthy lifestyle, breaks and interpersonal interactions during the working day and not working during weekends and holidays.

For the health of the planet, we have committed to being a Net Zero company by 2030.

This role is based 4 days a week in our offices in Swindon with 1 day working from home, if desired. This supports our mental wellbeing, creates stronger teams and helps us to share knowledge and experience and have fun and be happy.

Salary will be dependent on experience and the role. The position is full time 37.5 per week, however part time with minimum of 30 hours per week will also be considered.

Role Purpose

To support in all aspects of financial provision for the group of companies

As Financial Accountant your role will include:

  • Ensure all balance sheet accounts are reconciled monthly
  • Ensure robust financial process & procedures are in place and identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Ensure the Finance systems are compliant with internal Business Management Systems, best practice and current legislation
  • Support with bank management & banking/investment relationships
  • Maintain and sustain costing systems for the group companies
  • Ensure Sales Invoices are issued in a timely manner in accordance with customer contract deliverables
  • Review all financial plans and budgets regularly to look for cost reduction opportunities
  • Maintain group intercompany reconciliations
  • Support the preparation and submission of VAT returns
  • Undertaking weekly and monthly financial analysis and reporting
  • Support the preparation of the monthly management accounts, annual budget, and statutory financial statements
  • Liaise with the company accountants to prepare year end statutory accounts
  • Provide cover for other team members in their absence

To be successful in the Financial Accountant role you will require:

  • Minimum Part Qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA, qualified by experience will be considered
  • Hands on experience of accounting packages and ERP systems
  • Have experience of an SME
  • Be approachable, a team player and have the ability to work beyond the confines of a traditional finance role
  • Experience with group consolidations, foreign currency transactions and/or implementation of new ERP systems, overseas markets/customs/export – would be an advantage
  • Able to be adaptable if/when required whilst maintaining a ‘Yes we can’ attitude.

Benefits Include:

  • Company sick pay
  • Free parking
  • HSF Cash health plan
  • Employee Assistant Programme
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Professional membership paid
  • After-work activities (5-a-side football, badminton etc.)
  • Company discretionary annual bonus
  • Subsidised Electric vehicle charging at our Swindon and Oldham offices.

Are you ready to take on the challenge of our Financial Accountant position? If you believe you have what it takes, seize this opportunity and apply now!

Apply for this role

Please submit an application letter stating which fields you would like to be considered for and why you believe you are suitable for the role, supported by a CV, to careers@fundamentalsltd.co.uk.

Please include any files you would like to share via an upload link such as Dropbox, WeTransfer etc.