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General Ledger Team Leader


Title: General Ledger Team Leader

Hours: 37.5 per week

Location: Grangemouth

Salary: Generous package with benefits

Contract type: Permanent


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A truly global company, INEOS comprises of 36 businesses with 194 sites in 29 countries throughout the world. We also encompass a range of consumer brands and sports interests.

INEOS Grangemouth is an integrated refinery and petrochemicals centre of excellence. We are the largest manufacturing site in Scotland. Click here to find out more Grangemouth | INEOS.

We pride ourselves in offering a working environment that is friendly and welcoming, that offers employees true autonomy and empowerment and that enables everyone to achieve their goals and to have a fulfilling professional career with us. At Grangemouth and across the wider INEOS family, there are always opportunities.

Our aim, as always, is to find new, improved ways of doing things. Whether that’s through improving the energy efficiency of our plants, developing new ways of working or delivering on our net zero promises, we like to push boundaries and overcome challenges.

If you share our vision for a sustainable future; if you possess the skills and competencies to help deliver our net zero road map; if you want to play your part in the remarkable next step the UK petrochemical sector, we’d like to hear from you.


We are currently looking for a General Ledger Team Leader to join the European Accounting Team working on-site at our office in Grangemouth.  The General Ledger Team provides transaction accounting services to a number of businesses based both in the UK and abroad.

Key accountabilities

  • Team leader for a team of 17 people ranging from qualified and trainee accountants to clerical staff. This team is part of a larger team of 40.
  • Co-ordinate the day-to-day financial accounting for 23 legal entities, including VAT, capex and payroll accounting. Also, co-ordinate the monthly group reporting in Hyperion consolidation system for 63 entities, 150 business units.
  • Co-ordinate the preparation and review of annual and interim statutory accounting reporting for a number of legal entities including consolidated accounts and ensuring that we adhere to bank covenant compliance.
  • Provide technical support to the 10 businesses that the team supports to ensure that reporting is in line with the latest developments in IFRS and UK GAAP as well as group reporting standards.
  • Maintain good relationships with the business controllers and group team. 
  • Have a good understanding of the structure of the companies in the INEOS group, the interaction between the different types of entities and the impact to the overall profitability of each entity and business.
  • Provide input and support as required to special and one-off projects, such as acquisition integration.


Experience and Qualifications:

  • Be a Qualified Accountant with significant post qualifying experience in a Financial Accounting/Reporting role within a multinational organisation.
  • Have strong technical knowledge and understanding of financial standards including IFRS, FRS 101, FRS 102 and UK GAAP.
  • Have significant experience in statutory reporting and audit procedures.
  • Understand the principles of strong internal control.
  • Experience of working within a shared service environment.
  • Ability to form strong working relationships, both internally and externally, such as with the Company auditors, banks, HMRC etc.
  • Acquisition experience, including integration into the business and preparation of the resulting complex acquisition/PPA journals.
  • Management of the general ledger, month-end close and consolidation.
  • Experience of balance sheet and cash flow analysis, including balance sheet recs and in-depth analysis.
  • Taxation experience, including tax computation preparation.
  • Other technical experience including IFRS 16, working tax digital etc.
  • Have good knowledge of SAP modules and how they interact, and be able to explain fully to others. 
  • Be an experienced user of MS Office applications i.e. Excel.


  • Be able to lead a team, including some qualified accountants.
  • Have strong numerical and analytical skills.
  • Have good communication skills, including, where required, with non-financial colleagues.
  • Have excellent organisational skills.
  • Be proactive and be able to work under pressure and be able to direct other staff, where required, and to manage priorities in order to achieve timelines and deadlines.
  • Be able to lead a team, providing clear direction to them as well as providing training and coaching as required.
  • Have the ability to analyse and understand a variety of day to day operational accounting issues, propose solutions and drive to implement any changes required.
  • Work as part of a large financial control department which includes Accounts Payable, Treasury and Process Control (key SAP processors).


  • Have Qlikview and Hyperion experience.
  • Understand the principals of European VAT rules / VAT laws.
  • Understand HMRC reporting requirements for PAYE.
  • Knowledge of i-Trent payroll system and reporting.
  • Have experience in the preparation of charity accounts.


  • 34 days holiday
  • Benefits Platform – access to discounts on high street stores etc.  Discounted PMI, Travel Insurance etc.
  • Up to 20% Discretionary Bonus Opportunity
  • Scottish Widows Contributory Pension including employer contributions
  • Free On-site Gym
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Salary Sacrifice Car and Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Ongoing Career Development


Application Process

Interested candidates should submit their CV via our website

Pre-screen (If applicable)

Applicants with a successful CV may be invited to an online MS Teams or telephone call to further discuss the role, the organisation and your suitability.

Formal Interview

Successful applicants will then be invited to interview which will consist of behavioural and technical questions.

Provisional Offer

If you are selected as the preferred candidate you will receive a provisional offer which will be subject to a medical assessment and reference checks.


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