Senior Accountant

Recruiter
Michael Page
Location
Wiltshire, England, Swindon
Salary
GBP50000 - GBP60000 per annum
Posted
15 Jun 2022
Closes
13 Jul 2022
Ref
JN -062022-5645389
Contact
Richard Farmer
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
Hours
Full Time

The Senior Financial Accountant will play a key role in the finance team, responsible for effective cashflow reporting and management, including hedging, the production of our annual accounts and our tax strategy and compliance. A friendly and confident communicator is required in order to develop close working relationships across finance, the operational business and our external advisors.

Client Details

A well-known British retailer in Swindon with a reputation for quality products. Acquired by one of the largest capital investment businesses in the world and are rolling out a large transformation of the business. It is a truly exciting time to join this business.

Description

We are looking for a self-driven, conscientious and well-organised Accountant. The Senior Financial Accountant will play a key role in the finance team, responsible for effective cashflow reporting and management, including hedging, the production of our annual accounts and our tax strategy and compliance. A friendly and confident communicator is required in order to develop close working relationships across finance, the operational business and our external advisors.

  • The largest part of the role is preparation of the 12 week rolling cashflow forecast, including variance analysis and commentary, which is sent to the Board weekly.
  • Annual preparation of the cashflow budget.
  • Managing day-to-day currency requirements ensuring sufficient hedge coverage to meet Hedging policies and managing relationships with currency providers.
  • Preparation of annual statutory accounts and companies house filings for UK-based trading entity and holding company.
  • Management of the statutory audit process being the key day to day point of contact for external auditors.
  • Review of financial data and consolidation of overseas entities in Hong Kong, Vietnam and China. Support of relationships with overseas accountants and accounting advisors.
  • Management of relationships with external tax advisors including preparation of information required for tax filings and development of tax strategy for both direct and indirect taxes.

Profile

Essential Experience, Skills & Knowledge

  • Minimum qualified accountant CIMA/ACA/ACCA with PQE in a similar role;
  • Strong technical background, having dealt with challenging technical financial reporting and accounting issues;
  • Great organisational skills, able to prioritise workload and work under pressure;
  • Advanced excel and PowerPoint skills;
  • Desirable but not essential - Concur, Sage and retail experience.

Essential Key Characteristics

  • Self starter, confident and comfortable at problem solving, finding viable solutions and offering constructive challenge to existing process and practice;
  • Hands on, able to handle large datasets and drive the detail without losing the bigger picture story;
  • Highly analytical, commercially focussed, with good attention to detail;
  • Comfortable with change, ambiguity, and able to prioritise conflicting and competing demands in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong teamworking ethic, an advocate for working collaboratively across the team and business.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to build successful relationships with others through demonstration of emotional intelligence.
  • Adopts a growth mindset to improve own skills by continually looking for personal development opportunities and keeping abreast of latest best practice.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication including strong presentation skills.

Job Offer

Travel requirement - Hybrid working pattern available with 3 days a week in the Swindon office.
Working hours - Basic 40 hours per week however flexibility required according to business demands.
Salary - £50,000 - £60,000

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