Financial Accountant

Location: North West

Organisation: Finance

Department: Finance

Required Security Clearance: BPSS

Financial Accountant – Competitive Salary + Bonus & Benefits – Manchester, Piccadilly / Hybrid

Rolls-Royce SMR was established with one clear goal - to deliver clean, affordable energy for all.

Rolls-Royce SMR offers a radically different approach to delivering nuclear power, we have drastically reduced the amount of construction activities and transformed the delivery environment, from a large complex infrastructure programme into a factory built commoditised product.

Rolls-Royce SMR uses established nuclear technology and know-how to offer a low cost, deliverable, global, scalable, and investable solution, that can be rolled out around the world.

We are looking to welcome a Financial Accountant to Rolls-Royce SMR as we continue to build the finance function. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to progress their career into management in the next 12 to 18 months.

Reporting to the Financial Controller, the key responsibilities of the Financial Accountant will be:

  • Ensure the Shared Service team are;
    • Promptly processing of Supplier Invoices
    • Correctly Coding of costs/ expenses
    • Timely payments to Suppliers
    • Month End Adjustments: Accruals, Prepayments, Cost analysis and reclassifications
    • Communicating Purchasing policies and processes to employees
    • Communicating Travel and Expenses policies and processes to employees
    • Responding to employee requests for help/ guidance regarding Purchasing, Travel, Subsistence, Expenses and Credit Cards
    • Assisting with Month End Management Accounts and Group Reporting
    • Finance Data Integrity
    • Balance Sheet reconciliations related to Purchasing, Travel, Subsistence and Expenses
    • Transactional Data provision to the Project Management Office
    • Controls application, implementation, and compliance monitoring
    • Process Improvement
    • Provide Finance Data to support Financial Planning & Analysis, UK RI Grant Claim and Annual Insurance renewals
    • Support with New Projects

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we'll let you in on a secret: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. If you feel you meet 75% of the requirements for this role, we would love to hear from you.

Qualifications and Systems:

  • Qualified (CIMA/ACCA/ACA/ICEAW) or Part Qualified with a minimum of 2 years’ industry experience
  • Highly proficient in Ms Excel, Ms Office, Ms Outlook, and PowerPoint, which will all be necessary for the creation of financial reports, proposals, and recommendations.
  • Experience of using ERP systems, especially SAP, would be an advantage.

Location: Manchester / Hybrid – Office based 2 or 3 days per week (this role will mostly be remote for the first 6 months, with occasional expensed travel to Derby office)

Competitive Salary with Generous Bonus and Benefits including; 33 days holiday, doubled pension EG. EE 5% / ER 10%, Life Assurance 6 x pensionable pay

To be considered for this fantastic opportunity, you must APPLY NOW, making sure to attach your up-to-date CV.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an initial telephone interview. Followed by a 1 or 2 stage interview process held over Microsoft teams.

Pay and Benefits

A highly competitive salary is on offer along with a performance related bonus.
A range of flexible benefits are available to choose from, enabling you to create a bespoke package to suit your needs.
Flexible working / hybrid and remote working patterns are available with agreement.
Working hours are 37.5 hrs per week with some additional hours as and when required.

Who we are

Rolls-Royce SMR’s small modular reactor (SMR) programme is the first of its kind in the UK,

with the opportunity to develop a factory-built nuclear power plant that is deliverable and scalable at a global level.

A Rolls-Royce SMR power station will have the capacity to generate 470mw of low carbon energy, equivalent to more than 150 onshore wind turbines. It will provide consistent baseload generation for at least 60 years, helping to support the roll-out of renewable generation.

In addition to stable base load power, Rolls-Royce SMRs will be able to provide energy for the Net Zero manufacture of green hydrogen and synthetic fuels, to support the path to Net Zero and the decarbonisation of transport.

The 470MW SMR draws upon well-established Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) technology in use all over the world, but Rolls-Royce SMR’s unique approach will see the reactor components built in factory conditions and assembled on site.

Our factory-built model is entirely scalable, as demand increases, we invest in further factories using the same design and management systems used for all our SMRs.

When fully operational the Rolls-Royce SMR programme is forecast to create 40,000 regional UK jobs by 2050 and generate £52bn in economic benefit.  

Having begun the design assessment process with the UK regulators, the organisation is at a point where it needs to significantly increase its workforce, offering candidates the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology within a world-class team.

How to apply

Rolls-Royce SMR is an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

If you are not yet ready to apply, but would like to find out more, please contact to arrange a confidential conversation with a recruitment partner.