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Assistant Management Accountant

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Support & transversal

Manchester, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any
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The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.


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We currently have an opportunity for an Assistant Management Accountant to join our growing team in Manchester. The role will primarily manage Systra UK regional inter-company accounting and will work closely with the wider finance and projects team by maintaining accurate data, schedules, analysis, and ensuring systems are updated in a timely and accurate manner. The role will report to the financial controller and provide support with ad hoc month-end and day to day activities.


Main Duties 

Manage inter-company month end process ensuring:

  • the Group inter-company deadlines are adhered to,
  • all inter-company transactions are recorded and reconciled,
  • timely preparation of statements and inter-company invoicing,
  • liaison with inter-company stakeholders and projects control team,
  • investigation and resolution of transactions and balances queries.


  • Assist with the production of monthly financial reporting and supporting information:
  • preparation of projects costs to date analysis for major projects,
  • preparation and posting of journals (project accruals, …),
  • support the team with the preparation of monthly Business Units P&L,
  • support the team with the preparation and reconciliation of balance sheet control accounts.


  • Review of inter-company balance sheet accounts including:
  • manage the post month-end inter-company activities,
  • manage the inter-company recharges,
  • ensure aged balances are reviewed and overdue balances are dealt with in timely manner.
  • Provide support to AR and AP teams with inter-company matters.



Experience Required

  • AAT qualified or ACCA/CIMA part qualified
  • Minimum 3 years in Finance Department or Financial Control department ideally from an engineering environment and/or project centric organization
  • Excellent communication skills across a variety of audiences and ability to engage with stakeholders at all levels
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to perform complex analysis and reconciliations
  • Strong understanding of system functionality, master data setup and best practice
  • Strong IT skills including advanced Excel, Microsoft and experience using ERP System ideally IFS
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and a commitment to meet tight deadlines



Systra is an equal opportunities company; this position is open to all applicants.

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