Financial Accountant – General Ledger

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Financial Accountant - General Ledger

  • Post Date:18th June 2021
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Job Description




Responsible for the transactional processing of Sherwin Williams Sweden AB and further support on other Nordic sites (Finland/Norway & Denmark).

Reporting to the Finance Manager Accounting in Witney, with a dotted line reporting to the finance manager in Sweden and part of a team of 6. The applicant will need to be flexible and tenacious, self-motivated with excellent communication skills. Accuracy and attention to detail is paramount. The role will also require supporting the broader UK and Ireland General Ledger team.


Sherwin Williams Sweden AB and other Nordic entities (Finland/Norway & Denmark)

Month end close

Working closely with the local Finance manager, assist with the month end close – working to a 2 day close deadline to ensure all costs are recorded accurately. This will include raising journals, generating reports, reviewing manufacturing P&L and correspondence with the business directors.

Monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations

Working in a timely manner to prepare and upload reconciliations for balance sheet accounts for review by finance manager for Sweden and Nordic entities. Requires an understanding of what makes up the balances and whether postings are in the correct place. Journals are then prepared for corrections the following month if required.

Statutory Accounting and Audits

Supporting local Finance Manager in preparing the annual statutory accounts and necessary audit schedules. Working with auditors as required, attending to audit queries and audit information requests. This work is carried out between February and April.

Tax Compliance

Assisting the local finance manager in the completion of all internal and external tax workbooks required (Corp tax provision, Year end tax packs, Foreign Data Collection).

Adhoc tasks

Weekly check and input of FX rates into local ERP system. Revaluation and booking of Accounts Receivable currency gain/loss. Revaluation of bank accounts. Monthly calculations, reconciliations and posting of customer and supplier bonus payments. Managing cross charges to other sites working with our shared service centre.

This will include raising invoices to other entities and maintaining the accruals and making sure we are receiving invoices in a timely manner (eg sales commissions, royalties, travel etc).


Responding and handling queries from Senior Finance Managers. Any Ad hoc requests from other teams, Corporate and senior management. Attending meetings when required.

Formal Education



As a minimum, part qualified accountant – ideally a CIMA/ACCA studier


& Experience

Professional relevant GL accounting experience of a minimum of 2 years.

Technical/Skill Requirements

Preferred, but not essential, experience of IFS ERP system, Oracle 11i and R12, Smartview,

Proficient Excel, Word and Outlook.

**Please note that Sherwin Williams is unable to respond to any enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies**


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Basic Qualification

Please note you will need the existing right to work in the country you apply for. Sherwin-Williams is unable to sponsor work permits or visas.

Equal Opportunity

An equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, colour, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin, disability, age pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, or any other consideration prohibited by law.