Senior Accountant

Posted 4 April by u-blox

Swiss-based u-blox is the global leader in wireless and positioning semi-conductors for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. Our solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video.

We have an opportunity for an ambitious qualified CIMA, ACA or ACCA accountant to join our UK Finance Team at our R&D office in Cambourne, near Cambridge.


  • Supervise the day to day activities of the Accounts Payable Assistant and Assistant Accountant and review their outputs
  • Manage the month-end closing process and timetable for the u-blox (UK & Ireland) companies
  • Finalise the preparation of the month end accounts for four legal entities for review by the Head of Finance
  • Deliver the monthly management accounts to Group via Tagetik
  • Assist the Head of Finance with preparation of the statutory accounts and audit file
  • Review and initial approval of all outgoing payments
  • Implement and maintain the Internal Control Manual across u-blox UK (inc Belgium) updating and documenting processes as required
  • Co-ordinate the preparation and documentation of all balance sheet reconciliations for review by the Head of Finance
  • Liaise with HR on payroll matters to ensure that the payroll journal is reconciled to the source payroll documents before being recorded in the General Ledger
  • Deputise for Head of Finance as required


  • Accountancy qualification - CIMA/ACCA/ACA
  • Strong technical accounting skills
  • Intermediate Excel, eg pivot tables, look ups etc
  • Experience of month end reporting to an overseas group including submission of results using Hyperion or similar software
  • Statutory accounts preparation
  • Good working knowledge of VAT/Intrastat/Corporation Tax
  • Some experience of multi-currency reporting
  • Experience in working with/documenting internal control processes (perhaps gained in a Sarbanes-Oxley environment)

Required skills

  • ACA
  • Accounting
  • CIMA
  • Management Accounts
  • Reporting

Reference: 34826594

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