Date Posted
15 Jun 2019

Cobham Plc are recruiting for a Part/Newly Qualified Accountant (known internally as a Record to Report Assistant) to join its Corporate unit.


The role provides the maintenance of financial controls and reporting for Cobham’s North American IT cost centre and holding company.  The role is being transitioned to the UK as part of the handover of responsibilities ahead of the retirement of an existing (US based) member of the team.


The role will provide financial and accounting support by ensuring transactions are managed in a controlled manner, by verifying and reconciling them in accordance with established policies and procedures, and by recording them in ERP.


This role is based in Wimborne, Dorset.


As a Record to Report Assistant your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Professional or near qualified accountancy qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent)

  • 3+ years’ experience in a financial analysis / management accounting role

  • US reporting experience beneficial

  • IT systems literacy

    • MS Office

    • Concur Expenses.

    • Oracle (preferred) or other ERP systems

  • Strong IFRS knowledge

  • US accounting experience favourable (tax and DoD interactions)

  • Accounting Concepts and Standards (Intermediate)

  • Transaction Processing Concepts and Techniques (Intermediate)

  • Financial Reporting and Systems (Intermediate)

  • Funding and Cash Management (Intermediate)

  • Management reporting

  • Process improvement

  • Direct and indirect tax reporting

As a Record to Report Assistant your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Assisting in the preparation of the budget and the long range plan through the creation of operating and capex budgets

  • Preparation of income statements, balance sheets, capital status and personnel costs for monthly reporting expenses, and preparation of variance analysis and forecast data

  • Preparation of intercompany recharge allocations and intercompany invoices for funds transfers

  • Tracking and monitoring spend for special projects associated with the IT cost centre (both structural and technical)

  • Gathering all required documents that relate to Purchase requests and coordinate with purchasing to complete all the relevant forms

  • Obtain approvals for invoices, as well as logging them on the system using proper codes and sending to AP for payment

  • Responsible for the preparation of opex actuals by entering them in to a shared workbook which is needed to prepare recharges

  • Preparation of monthly forecasts including intercompany recharge forecasts

  • Matching of intercompany actuals

  • Cash transfer – true up billings to BUs.  Creation of net invoices fro amounts to be transferred and distributed to BUs

  • Load of management and statutory information in to the Group reporting tool

  • Completion of Letter of representation

  • Performance of key account reconciliations, and adherence to required standards of financial control.

  • Review and financial approval of payment runs (not cost centre owner)

  • Assist in recording of entries

  • Oversee US and Canadian payroll transactions

  • Approve payroll / benefit funding

  • Coordinate regular governance meetings

  • Insurance, and associated recharges (including workers comp’)

  • Maintenance of Corporate credit cards

About Cobham plc

At Cobham, we have a clear purpose that unites all parts of the Company; it’s what drives us to a higher level of performance, and we believe in pushing our potential to the maximum.


We have a unique role in the world; we’re a company that has both been places, and is going places in the future. Those places can be dangerous, thrilling, life enhancing and a million things in-between.


While the projects we undertake are incredibly varied, we approach them all with same mind-set; we’re bold, we’re determined, we’re inventive and we work together - with our customers, our partners and each other, as a team. 


Regardless of the size or complexity of the job ahead, we believe in putting the same high-level of scrutiny, tenacity and energy into everything we do - for us, Every Mission Matters.


Click here to find out more about us and or check out our LinkedIn company page



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