Fixed Asset Accountant - Utilities

19 Oct 2018
03 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Fixed Asset Accountant - Utilities


6 Months

My client is a leading energy and utilities client, and we are currently recruiting for a Fixed Asset Accountant. This role will be responsible for maintaining the Fixed Asset Register, relevant General Ledger accounts and providing management reporting to stakeholders including Finance Business Partners.

As part of this role the fixed asset accountant will maintain the Fixed Asset Register and General Ledger in line with established accounting policies and control framework. This includes ensuring the integrity of data flows from interfaced systems, transaction processing, month end close activities, balance sheet and other reconciliations, chart of account maintenance.

This role will also include the production and review of management information relating to capex including actuals, budget and forecasts.


  • Management of the Fixed Asset Register to ensure information recorded and reported is timely, accurate and in line with National Grid accounting policies
  • Ensuring that Fixed Asset transactions are completed on a timely and accurate basis
  • Management of the Fixed Asset close cycle at month and year end
  • Maintenance of the Chart of accounts relating to Fixed Assets plus other standing data including cost centres, profit centres and WBS elements
  • Capex Cash flow forecasting
  • Balance sheet reconciliations including FAR/GL reconciliation and control accounts
  • Proactively support the implementation of Fixed Asset accounting policies and systems changes relating to Fixed assets.
  • Maintenance, support and development of SOX Controls and testing

The role also includes a number of reporting responsibilities including:

  • Leading on month end reporting activities
  • Lead on quarterly rolling forecast process
  • Leading on interim and full year audits
  • Provide support for RRP, annual and interim reporting
  • Ad-Hoc Reporting

Skills and Experience

  • Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA or CIMA
  • Fixed Assets reporting
  • External auditor requirements and delivery
  • Understanding of Balance Sheet reconciliation
  • Finance partnering
  • SAP expertise