Our goals - Your path

We’re looking for a Senior Financial Accountant to join our Finance team - Located near Leeds or Welwyn Garden City site

The Financial accounting team aim to deliver timely and accurate financial reporting within agreed deadlines with clear visibility over spend and ensuring that any financial risks have been mitigated. 

The team consists an AP function who process over 50,000 transactions per year. In this evolving environment, the team continue to explore the most efficient way to carry out their day- to- day tasks.      

To assist the Head of Accounting & Compliance in ensuring that any tasks associated with finalising the Financial accounts has been performed accurately and within deadlines.

The candidate can be located near the Leeds site or Welwyn Garden City site.

The Opportunity:  

Within Sika, we encourage autonomy. The Senior Financial accountant will have many opportunities to work on various projects around streamlining processes which will create efficiency gains across the team and the wider business.    

The Rewards:

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary, and a sweep of great benefits. We pride ourselves on our total reward package:

  • Holiday 25 days rising to 28 days with service, plus bank holidays
  • Hybrid Working – 4 Days per week office based, 1 day per week home working
  • Core Hours Working 8:30 – 17:00
  • A company pension contribution of up to 10%
  • Private healthcare for you, with option to add family
  • Group life cover at 6x your annual salary
  • Global Income Protection (PHI)
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Staff discount platform & Cycle to Work scheme
  • Dedicated Service Awards for reaching key milestones
  • Selected discounted Sika products

The Support:

Sika’s number one priority is safety within the workplace. Across the business and our UK sites, we operate a one Sika concept with help and support to our colleagues. Our aim is to create a workplace where employees are happy and motivated to do their work.

Full support and training within the finance team and all associated tasks will be provided with regular review meetings taking place.

The Skills:

The successful candidate will be a fully qualified accountant with experience in using SAP (ERP system), MS Excel and excellent communication skills.

A significant commitment to professional and personal development from day one, including a comprehensive local, product knowledge and leadership development initiatives complimented by a global Sika Business School offering.

The Future: 

Potential Career Routes: There are further development opportunities within the team and the wider business with an opportunity to progress into a Managerial role with direct reports.

Also, the opportunity to progress within a global company across a variety of business areas.

Your expertise - Our strength

  • ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant with experience in producing Statutory accounts and an understanding around company tax returns
  • Strong background in month end closing procedures and Financial Accounting
  • Excellent communication skills

About Sika

Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for waterproofing, bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protecting in the building sector and motor vehicle industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 101 countries around the world and manufactures in over 300 factories. Its more than 27,000 employees generated annual sales of CHF 9.3 billion in 2021.