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Management accountant- interim Bristol role

Hays Senior Finance
England, Bristol
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£150 - £300 per day
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

3-6 month interim role starting as soon as next week

  • 1 stage interview via teams as soon as Monday (roughly 30 minutes)
  • 3-6 month interim role in Bristol available
  • Bristol role- office/ hybrid working to be agreed at interview - hybrid
  • £200-250 a day depending on experience / qualification & pay type
  • option to start this role as soon as next week
  • qualified or part-qualified candidates applicable

The General Ledger Accountant is responsible for ensuring the accurate processing of transactions, preparation and posting of accruals and prepayments on a timely basis alongside month end reporting submission and commentary including miscellaneous current tax declarations and/or accounting packs.

The role will handle the record to report process of a plant or plants for the UK Shared Service Centre ("SSC") business partners principally based in the UK. Responsible to the General Ledger Team Leader for the provision of monthly management reporting, maintaining good financial discipline and judgement over general ledger and revenue through to the timely booking of day to day and month end journal entries for accruals and prepayments. Effective working relationships will be needed with the plants contacts and business partners together with the other SSC Teams to ensure the timely submission of information for inclusion in the monthly, quarterly and annual reporting cycles.

Data maintenance & analysis
* Prepare balance sheet reconciliations and resolve outstanding items on a timely basis.
* Monitor, investigate and escalate internal control exceptions as appropriate for any unusual operation or request which is not properly authorized to ensure the completeness, accuracy and reliability of general ledger transactions.
* Formalising, evaluating and reporting of compliance within the Internal Control Environment framework. * Data capture and input of US GAAP accounting adjustments along with SOX compliance when in scope.
* Maintain the Fixed Asset register. Monthly reporting
* Preparation of the month end submission to the Group Consolidation application, including intercompany balances, of financial and non-financial data, for example headcount.
* Provide meaningful business commentary and metrics to support business performance alongside the ability to explain monthly variance analysis to budget, trend and prior year together with provision of a monthly management reports to plant

Manage the transaction and information flow through the month effectively with timely collaboration across the organisation to ensure the month end submission is completed with relevant commentary and analysis.

* Qualified or partially qualified accountant with 2+ years' experience
* Working experience with SAP desirable but not essential
* Good knowledge of Microsoft Office tools Specific skills and abilities
* Strong attention to detail, organised and results orientated
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Ability to communicate effectively at various levels of the organisation
* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
* Self-motivated and enthusiastic contributor

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Charles Maidment from the Bristol office- or message him via LinkedIN. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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