Accounting Generalist

Requisition ID: R10018577

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Cheltenham - GLS, United Kingdom
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United Kingdom Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Security Check (SC)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking for this position
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.


A key member of the General Accounting team, this role will work to ensure the reliability and integrity of the Company’s financial records and accounts

Key Responsibilities

  • Analysis of ledger trial balances to ensure their validity and accuracy.
  • Analysis of monthly automated ledger allocations and assessments.
  • Participate in monthly close activities
  • Prepare journal entries under the guidance of the General Accounting Manager
  • Preparation bank reconciliations
  • Monitor Inventory and GR/IR account and investigate discrepancies
  • Support data requests related to the quarterly VAT returns
  • Prepare account reconciliations for balance sheet accounts including inventory control accounts.
  • Prepare intercompany recharges and reconcile intercompany balances
  • Support internal and external audits.
  • Approval of sales invoices, bank payments
  • Undertake any other reasonable task as requested

General Operational duties

  • Attend Business Management department meetings as required
  • Remain compliant with all applicable Business Management and Command Media Processes and procedures

Person Specification

Essential Qualifications/Experience

  • Part-qualified accountant (ACA or equivalent)
  • Experience of working with SAP or equivalent financial management system
  • Experience of successful collaboration across teams

Competency/Skill requirements

  • Excellent team worker able to work collaboratively across the function
  • Organised and self-motivated
  • Able to manage complex workloads to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent numerical skills and a proficient Microsoft Excel user
  • Very good interpersonal skills, able to engage effectively with all audiences/stakeholders
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Flexible and responsive attitude
  • A proactive individual who will take the initiative and raise questions when faced with uncertainty
  • Competent in PowerPoint and face-to-face presentation delivery
  • An engaging and ‘can do’ attitude

Other requirements

  • Travel requirements: Some UK travel may be required to attend team/customer meetings and training activities
  • Clearance requirements: The post-holder must hold and maintain UK Government clearances

Looking for flexibility? Talk to us at the application stage about what may be possible.

Clearance requirements: The post-holder must be able hold and maintain UK Government clearances

Northrop Grumman is committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.