Financial Accountant - Interim

  • Job Reference: 51677
  • Date Posted: 3 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Walker Dendle Financial Recruitment
  • Location: Surrey/Middlesex/South West London/West London
  • Remote Working: Hybrid Working
  • Salary: £65,000 to £70,000
  • Sector: Qualified
  • Job Type: Contract, Permanent, Temporary
  • Duration: 6-12 MONTHS
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Lisa Dendle
  • Email: lisadendle@walkerdendle.co.uk
  • Telephone: 020 8408 9999

Job Description

The Role

Immediate start. 6 months+ FTC with a genuine opportunity to become permanent.

Reporting to the FC, this role would suit a qualified accountant with a practice background seeking a first or second move in industry and looking to develop leadership skills further. To maintain the integrity and completeness of all areas of the balance sheet and assume responsibility for all general ledger accounts relating to operating and other expenses, ensuring compliance with all internal and external reporting requirements. 

Development of internal controls, processes, and procedures promoting robust and accurate reporting.   

Key Responsibilities

  • Take ownership of governance for the balance sheet, ensuring accurate recording of all transactions, reconciliation of control accounts and preparation and reporting for month/year ends with variance analyses and other necessary reporting
  • Lead governance of operating expenses, inter-company recharges, and tax, as well as oversee all areas of AR/AP with credit control and cash management as well as VAT and payroll
  • Oversee fixed asset ledger maintenance and ensure all transactions are correctly accounted for including right of use and other accounting protocols accurately recorded
  • Prepare timely and accurate reporting for all opex and the balance sheet, monitoring performance against budgets and forecasts as well as explaining variances
  • Ensure timely and accurate information is provided for all US reporting requirements
  • Develop and maintain KPIs to provide management with leading indicators
  • Assist with the preparation of budgets and forecasts
  • Manage year-end reporting for areas of responsibility including internal and external liaison regarding tax and audit
  • Co-ordinate and communicate relevant accounting updates to relevant colleagues ensuring correct disclosure information is maintained
  • Oversee R&D claims as well as management of asset portfolio with associated financial reporting knowledge
  • Promote and develop streamlining and automation of reporting to ensure financial systems are well-maintained and capable of meeting reporting demands
  • Maintain external reporting compliance, including international VAT and other registrations
  • Assist with the maintenance, review, development, and documentation of internal controls, processes, and procedures relating to the balance sheet and Opex
  • Co-ordinating internal audits and ensuring compliance with a SOX environment
  • Assist with ad-hoc financial planning and analysis and special projects, as required

The Successful Applicant

  • Qualified accountant with 3+ years PQE in similar roles (ACA, ACCA)
  • Effective communicator with both financial and non-financial colleagues
  • leadership/team management skills
  • Confidence to challenge others, solve problems, and make decisions
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Dynamics NAV or similar ERP (desirable)
  • Competent with reporting tools eg Power BI

We regret that due to the high volume of applications we receive if you have not heard from us within 10 days, your application has not been successful on this occasion. However, please continue to apply for jobs advertised by Walker Dendle.

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