Financial Accountant

Recruiter
Michael Page
Location
Reading, England, Berkshire
Salary
GBP50000 - GBP55000 per annum + Annual Bonus + Benefits
Posted
08 Jun 2022
Closes
06 Jul 2022
Ref
JN -042022-5433950
Contact
Steve Smith
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home
Salary band
£50,000 - £60,000
Hours
Full Time

We are seeking a qualified Financial Accountant to join an exciting high-profile global FMCG & Retail business based in Reading. Reporting to the Senior Financial Controller, you'll carry out a broad range period-close & reporting activities, frequently communicating reporting information to the wider business.

Client Details

We are seeking a qualified Financial Accountant to join an exciting high-profile global FMCG & Retail business based in Reading. Reporting to the Senior Financial Controller, you'll carry out a broad range period-close & reporting activities, frequently communicating reporting information to the wider business.

Description

You will be responsible for providing accurate and timely execution of general financial accounting, period end closing, and reporting activities, preparing financial statements and delivering reporting information to the wider Finance community in line with defined reporting protocols.

Key tasks will include:

  • Supporting a broad range of period-close activities including preparation of financial statements under FRS 102
  • Preparation of month end journals and supporting key financial reporting deliverables
  • Ownership of period end activities including Fixed Assets, Treasury and Cashflow reporting processes
  • Balance sheet account reconciliations using judgement to highlight and investigate key and unexpected variances providing supporting commentary when required
  • Participation in ad-hoc projects as and when they arise.
  • Identify and action process improvement initiatives and opportunities.

Profile

- Qualified accountant with a professional accounting body (preferably ACA or ACCA) - This role is well suited to an external Audit specialist seeking to make a first move into industry from practice.

- Ability to work unsupervised and deliver high quality work to tight deadlines.

- Good aptitude for financial systems and general accounting procedures.

- Awareness of current regulations including IFRS accounting standards

- Proficient in MS Office applications (particularly Excel).

- ERP software experience (e.g. Oracle, SAP or similar preferred but not essential).

- Knowledge & experience in the application of accounting standards and statutory accounting.

- Ability to work independently, deadline-focused and results driven, strong ability to bring about change, energetic and driven taking a hands-on approach and develops an atmosphere of confidence, respect, and trust, acts as a role model within the team, strong service and customer orientation.

- Knowledge of VAT, Asset Accounting and statutory reporting would be beneficial but not essential.

If you're a qualified accountant or auditor with the ability to work autonomously and confidently in a dynamic, changing business environment, this is the ideal role for you within a business with an outstanding track record of developing outstanding accounting professionals.

Job Offer

- Attractive basic salary between £50,000-£55,000 + Extensive Benefits + Annual Bonus

- Opportunities to progress to senior level roles in the future if desired

- Scope to influence and shape financial processes & procedures

- Business-wide communication with numerous key stakeholders

- Option to apply for commercial / analysis roles within 12-18 months if desired

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