UK Financial Operations & Accounting Manager

Job Description

NOTE: During the current global health crisis, the priority for Siemens Digital Industries Software is the health and well-being of our entire community including current and future employees, which may add time to our hiring processes. We appreciate your patience and invite you to visit our website to learn more about how Siemens is responding to the pandemic.

The UK Financial Operations and Accounting Manager is responsible for all business UK entity financial and statutory accounts, ensuring compliance with UK Laws and Siemens guidelines. On a daily basis manage all Audit, Tax and Treasury topics. Primary targets are to drive efficiency, consistency and accuracy in the maintenance of appropriate books and records.

This role requires a full-time, experienced Financial Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Statutory / General ledger – manage team to ensure preparation of journal entries, accuracy of balances and maintain appropriate monthly closing procedure (reconciliations / schedules) 

Treasury – bank account reconciliations, currency hedging.

VAT – accounting and reconciliation

A/R – DSO and bad debt reporting

Business reporting and analysis (Essbase, BW, etc) – including performance dashboards

Support monthly Forecast / Annual budgeting process

Manage Inter-company (ICC) position and reconciliation process

Primary ICC contact (Tax, Accounting, Treasury, Real Estate, Shared Services, Insurance)

Proactive cost and margin management (incl. high cost reporting)

Sales commission reconciliation.

Drive efficiencies, consistency and collaboration across the EMEA Zone Finance / Business teams

Ensure all Compliance policies and monthly closing processes are adhered to.

Lead EY / Internal Audits as necessary

Various ad-hoc duties and travel for team meetings, business reviews, as and when required.


Relevant accounting qualifications & post qualified experience combined with excellent knowledge of Local Accounting, Tax laws & IFRS and strong Microsoft Office skills; very strong excel.

Ideally Software / Siemens working experience   - including IFRS and SOP 97-2 revenue recognition.

The ability to support and guide the team and business through change.

Experience of a rigid compliance & SOX based approach, SAP primary system and Hyperion/Essbase type reporting systems.

Excellent communication skills, happy to work in a complex role with many competing requests and comfortable meeting demanding deadlines in a pressurised environment.

We are Siemens:

Siemens Digital Industries Software is a leading provider of solutions for the design, simulation and manufacture of products across many different industries. Formula 1 cars, skyscrapers, ships, space exploration vehicles, and many of the objects we see in our daily lives are being conceived and manufactured using our Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software.

Siemens offers a comprehensive reward package which includes a competitive basic salary, generous holiday, pension and with some positions a bonus scheme and car allowance. Through our flexible benefits scheme you can select benefits that best suit your lifestyle, including private healthcare.

We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate unlawfully on the grounds of age, disability, gender assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or trade union membership.


Organization: Digital Industries

Company: Siemens Industry Software Limited

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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