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Financial Reporting Accountant

Brand:  Matthews
Company:  Schawk UK Ltd (UK105)
Line of Business:  MATW Corporate

Salford, GB, M50 2GN

Req ID:  10029

SGK is a global packaging and brand experience company. From idea to implementation, we deliver packaging solutions and brand experiences that give brands the freedom to speak louder, scale faster and grow stronger. We simplify marketing and amplify brands to deliver value.  SGK is a Matthews International company. 


A Hybrid role, based from home and our Salford office, the Financial Reporting Accountant role is part of the wider GBS EMEA team, and is primarily responsible for all Statutory Accounting and Tax reporting for all Matthews International entities in UK, as well as some other European Countries, and overseeing the internal and external audit processes. 


·       ETB and Statutory Accounts preparation for UK entities 

·       Overseeing Statutory Accounts preparation by outsourced partners in Netherlands, France, Spain and Poland. 

·       Contact point and management of annual external audit process for UK and other relevant European locations

·       Contact point and overseeing internal SOX audits for UK and other relevant European locations

·       VAT compliance, calculations and submission of returns  for UK and relevant European entities

·       Corporation tax submissions in conjunction with global tax team for UK and relevant European entities

·       Annual R&D, PSA tax returns and RSU compliance for UK entity 

·       ASC842 (US GAAP) IFRS lease accounting ledger maintenance

·       Balance sheet reconciliations for all tax and lease accounts and submission via Blackline

·       Overview of SOX controls in conjunction with Internal Audit Senior Director

·       Additional duties as assigned


·       Qualified ACA/ACCA accountant, ideally 1-2yrs PQE

·       Prior Audit Practice experience/role

·       Extensive experience with Microsoft Office programs, particularly Microsoft Excel

·       Knowledge and prior use of SAP/Caseware/Alteryx preferable 

·       Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

·       Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.

·       Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).

·       Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.

·       Proficient in English language (written & verbal)



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At Matthews International, what makes us different is what makes us great.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.