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Accountant - Part/Qualified

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Date: Feb 10, 2021

Location: Sheffield, GB, S1 2JE

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.




The Senior Accountant reports to the Assistant Controller and is responsible for maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures to ensure accurate and timely generation of the financial statements and management reports.  This position serves as support, communicator, internal consultant, and business partner, working under defined deadlines and performing a diverse set of accounting activities including journal entry preparation and assistance with the following: month-end close, financial reporting, year-end audit preparation, for the UK entities. This role will be responsible for the quality and authenticity of the information flow from Accounts Payable and will also manage reporting for the R&D and services functions for a development business unit.




  • Review and approve all AP transactions prior to transfer to the GL.
  • Work with the Services Dept to develop robust procedures to process, reconcile and report Service and Funded Development revenue as we transition responsibility of this area to the accounting function.
  • Work with the R & D Management team to compile and reconcile all the necessary detail required to support the annual R & D tax credit claims.
  • Assist with monthly, quarterly, and annual balance sheet account reconciliations and journal entries to accurately reflect relevant activity.
  • Assist with first draft of accurate, complete, and timely monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements in accordance with US GAAP that are compliant with internal policies.
  • Review and reconcile VAT and prepare the quarterly return and payment.
  • Complete periodic National Statistic Reports and ensure all are submitted to Government deadlines.
  • Develop and prepare detailed reports in response to internal management and internal/external audit requests.
  • Assist with preparation of detailed supporting documents for UK Corporation Tax.
  • This role involves development of tactical solutions to identify issues within the department serving as a technical resource to other members of the department and as a liaison to those outside of the department.
  • Participate with the Assistant Controller, senior management, and the accounting team on special projects, workflow process improvements, and special reporting requests. 
  • Provide cover for the other Senior Accountant within the department.




  • 3 - 5 years of relevant accounting experience and be studying towards a recognised Accounting Qualification – ie ACCA or CIMA
  • Strong Excel and analytical skills required.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Knowledge of UK GAAP – US GAAP desirable.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for evaluating priorities and multi-tasking accordingly to meet deadlines is essential.
  • Highly detail-oriented, organized team player with strong communication skills.
  • Experience with Oracle and OBIEE (Oracle reporting tool) a plus.




  • General Office Environment.
  • Ability to work from home if required.
  • Should be able to work on the phone and computer for an extended period of time.
  • Fluent in the English language both written and orally.


Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:

  • Customer focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions.  With the prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high, met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on.  Because at Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration.  It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished”.  It’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel.
Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a component of the NASDAQ-100.
For more information, please visit us at www.ansys.com
Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys.  Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.