Vertical Aerospace is building technology to change the way the world travels. We are looking for a newly-qualified accounting professional, ideally with audit experience, to join us as our financial accountant in our small finance team. The candidate will provide will have responsibility for the integrity of the general ledger & system of internal controls.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Management of the monthly accounting process to TB
  • Management of the monthly reporting pack & any additional schedules
  • Coordination & management of all the monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Preparation & review of accounting journals & key schedules, including prepayments, accruals, deposits & fixed assets
  • Cash forecasting
  • Preparation of quarterly VAT returns & management of any HMRC audits
  • Preparation of annual R&D tax refunds & management of any audits
  • Preparation & submission of statutory returns
  • Manage the implementation of the fixed asset register software & management of fixed asset reporting
  • Purchase ledger management, including processing invoices & payments
  • Responsibility for the internal control environment, financial processes & internal controls
  • Working closely with the procurement team to ensure correct set up of suppliers on the ERP system
  • Responsible for maintaining the ERP system, testing any enhancements & other protocols
  • Ad hoc financial reporting as required

Basic Qualifications/Experience

  • Newly-qualified accountant
  • Strong financial accounting experience, including practical knowledge of UK GAAP
  • Strong numeracy & excel skills
  • Strong communication skills

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • ACA/ACCA qualified
  • Has a 2.1 university degree or equivalent
  • Experience working in an audit/accountancy firm
  • Experience of ERP system & advanced Excel skills

Key Personal Qualities

Key attributes to include the ability to work in a rapidly changing environment & to propose, justify, initiate & implement change.  Comfortable adopting a can-do approach to the work & prepared to work up or down a level to get the job done.  A self starter yet strong team player.

To apply for this role, submit your CV and a covering letter to us.