Financial Accountant

Job Description

The Role

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.  Preparation of timely and accurate monthly management accounts and annual financial statements and assistance with budgets and forecasts in these areas.  Development, documentation and maintenance of internal controls, processes and procedures

Key Responsibilities

  • Take ownership of the balance sheet, ensuring accurate recording of transactions, reconciliation of control accounts and preparation and reporting of month end reconciliations for all accounts.
  • Take ownership of operating expenses, inter-company recharges and tax (Opex), ensuring accurate recording of all costs and maintaining good cost control.
  • 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.
  • Manage team members in the areas of payroll, accruals and prepayments, fixed asset management, bank, accounts receivable, accounts payable and VAT, promoting best practice across all areas.
  • Ensure accurate recording of stock on the balance sheet and promote timely, accurate and efficient stock takes.
  • Prepare monthly management accounts and quarterly and annual financial statements for Opex, monitoring performance against budgets and forecasts and reporting and explaining variances.
  • Review month end reporting to improve quality and timing.
  • Maintain external reporting compliance, including international VAT and other registrations.
  • Develop and maintain KPIs to provide management with leading indicators
  • Assist with preparation of budgets and forecasts.
  • Assist with ad-hoc financial planning and analysis and special projects, as required.
  • Manage year end audit preparation for all areas of responsibility, including liaison with tax and audit firms.

The Successful Applicant

  • Qualified accountant with 3+ years PQE in similar roles (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
  •  Advanced Excel skills
  •  Strong attention to detail
  •  Effective communicator with both financial and non-financial colleagues
  •  Management skills
  •  Confidence to challenge others, solve problems and make decisions
  •  Familiarity with Microsoft Dynamics NAV or similar ERP desired but not essential
  •  Experience of working in manufacturing desired but not essential



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