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Accounting, Auditing & Finance
JR-0000060423 Requisition #


Leatherhead, United Kingdom



Western Digital®


The next big thing in data is you!

The UK Financial Accountant is responsible for the preparation of timely and accurate financial records of the various entities within EMEA Group, primarily UK based.  This is a hands-on role ensuring that statutory requirements are met, applying recognised accounting practices and safeguarding the assets of the operations. He/she has the opportunity to help re-engineer processes to accommodate the new Oracle Cloud system.


·    Assist the Financial Controller to prepare financial statements for WDUK and HGST UK.

·    Preparation of monthend accounts

·    Intercompany recharges and communication with counter-parts to ensure reconciliation.

·     Accruals and prepayments

·     Payments of EU tax according to Tax Manager’s schedules

·     Adhoc projects to help understand the impact of new Oracle Cloud

·     Bank reconciliations – HGST

·     Reallocations between GL accounts

·     Cash forecasting

·     Fixed Assets postings and database

·     Project work to re-engineer processes and Computer Implementation

·     VAT return: HGST Europe

·     Based in Leatherhead with some travel to Havant and occasional overseas travel.





·    Minimum of three years experience in a related environment as assistant accountant;

·    Experienced in financial and management accounting, preferably with a subsidiary of a U.S. multinational (knowledge of other European countries’ accounting an advantage);

·    Experience UK statutory reporting requirements;

·    Knowledge of U.S. GAAP;

·    Experience of UK tax (VAT and corporate) and employment regulations to liaise with tax advisors and auditors;



·    Excellent self-starter;

·    Strong self-discipline;

·    Very high standard of verbal and written communication skills and ability to work with all levels of colleagues with calmness, diplomacy and good humour;

·    Ability to operate as a key team member;

·    Ability to devise and propose improvements and solutions to increase efficiency and reduce costs;

·    Friendly disposition and positive outlook.




The future. It’s on you. You & Western Digital.

We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, it was the most important thing we could do for data. Now we’re helping the world capture, preserve, access and transform data in a way only we can.

The most game-changing companies, consumers, professionals, and governments come to us for the technologies and solutions they need to capture, preserve, access, and transform their data.


But we can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your exceptional skills. It’s You & Us. Together, we’re the next big thing in data.


Western Digital® data-centric solutions are found under the G-Technology™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™, and WD® brands.

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