Element Materials Technology

Accountant (Italian language skills)

Job Locations UK-Edinburgh


Element has an opportunity for a new Accountant (Italian speaking) to join our  growing team. The key focus of this role is to oversee and manage the finance activities that are performed in our Italian businesses from our Shared Service function in Edinburgh.


This is a great opportunity to join one of the fastest growing companies in the Testing, Inspection and Certification sector.  You will be joining the business at an exciting time therefore you will play an important role as we embark on our journey to becoming a World Class Service Centre.


As this is a newly created role, you will be expected to help develop and maintain the finance function for our Italian entities, working with and supporting the in-country team, while embedding a culture of continuous improvement.



  • Work with the local Italy based team to ensure monthly reporting requirements are delivered
  • Report monthly Italy accounts into Group systems and maintaining monthly reconciliation between local accounts and Group IFRS are maintained
  • Implement best practice processes in transactional accounting activity and month end reconciliations
  • Month-end management accounts preparation and reporting requirements for Group Holding Companies
  • Identify and drive opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Traking of capital projects approval and expenditure reporting
  • Provide support to Finance team, Group Tax Manager and labs on VAT / statutory reporting as required
  • Implement KPI monitoring and reporting for the team
  • Support of internal / external audit processes & ensure an effective control environment
  • Work with local internal and external accountants to ensure compliance with monthly and annual reporting requirements
  • Co-ordination point with the Group, External advisors and local Italian team on Italian related projects
  • Ensure local compliance requirements are understood and accommodated for during upgrades to our current ERP platform

Skills / Qualifications

  • As this is a newly created role there is an unparalleled opportunity to make this role your own, so an ability to work independently and take the initiative will be essential
  • Previous experience of Italian Accounting and Italian Gaap / IFRS
  • Degree or professional qualification in Italian accountancy required
  • Preferable part qualified accountant (ACCA or CIMA)
  • Fluent English and Italian langugae skills are essential
  • Good knowledge of general accounting and reporting processes, preferably gained in a Shared Service Centre environment
  • Excellent systems experience with advanced excel and data manipulation skills and previous experience of D365 advantageous
  • Collaborative in approach and able to build strong working relationships with all levels within an organization
  • Ability to deliver, meet deadlines and prioritise where required
  • A real passion and drive for continuous improvement


Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.


We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

  • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
  • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
  • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
  • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

TIC Council Statement

Element is proud to be a full member of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Council (the “TIC Council”), an international association representing independent testing, inspection and certification companies. 


Members of the TIC Council must implement and abide by the TIC Council Compliance Code. Element has therefore issued an overarching Code of Conduct which is supported by our Compliance Programme. A copy of the Code of Conduct and more information about our Compliance Programme can be found in the Governance and Integrity section of www.element.com


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