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Financial Accountant

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Are you a qualified accountant with a keen eye for detail and a desire to work in a dynamic and global environment? Do you thrive in a role where you can contribute to continuous improvement projects and collaborate with cross-functional teams?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! Join our UK Finance team on a permanent basis as a Financial Accountant in Folkestone and play a key role in managing the GMG (Export) books to provide accurate and timely financial accounts.

The role will require the successful candidate to work from our UK Corporate Office in Folkestone at least 2 days per week.


  • Reconcile intercompany recharges and balances on a monthly basis.
  • Liaise with internal teams to ensure accurate invoicing and raise necessary journals and accruals.
  • Analyze GMG departmental cost centers for accuracy and investigate anomalies.
  • Reconcile balance sheet control accounts and make adjustments as needed.
  • Manage the revenue recognition process and ensure compliance.
  • Prepare VAT data for UK, FR, and NL submissions.
  • Assist with quarterly inventory provisions and US reporting.
  • Support annual audit and Sarbanes Oxley internal audit process.
  • Prepare annual balance sheet review and provide budget values for cost lines.
  • Conduct ad hoc financial analysis and authorize bank payments.
  • Assist with IT and Finance continuous improvement projects.

Required Skills:

  • Fully qualified ACA/ACCA with a degree in Accountancy or Economics.
  • Corporate/Manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in SAP and Oracle desired.
  • Knowledge of US GAAP advantageous.
  • Strong analytical thinking skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to probe further into data.
  • Deadline-oriented mindset.

If you are looking for a challenging role that offers opportunities for growth and development, we encourage you to apply for the position of Financial Accountant. Join our team and be a part of our continuous improvement projects in both IT and Finance.

In return, we offer a competitive salary package, Company matched pension scheme, Company performance-related bonus, health cash back scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and hybrid working.

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and qualifications.

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at

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With offices in London and Folkestone, Kent, our more than 400 employees enjoy numerous benefits.

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DIVERSITY At Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

We win when we respect every employee for who they are – regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other differences. We believe that our employees’ contributions are richer because of their diversity. We aim to be a diverse, inclusive and equitable company and are determined to build a culture where people have the power to win together.

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CULTURE At Church & Dwight

We care - about our people, our products, our consumers and our environment. To honor these priorities, we’ve built our culture around the tenants of courage, determination and team spirit. We’re united by our small company feel and inspired by opportunities to make our mark.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation for accessibility to the online application system, the interview process, completing any pre-employment testing, or any other portion of application process, as a result of impairment from a medical or mental health condition, they may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to     

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