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Financial Accountant

Employer
Michael Page
Location
Reading, Berkshire, England
Salary
GBP50000 - GBP55000 per annum + Annual Bonus + Benefits
Closing date
9 Feb 2023

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Sector
Retail and wholesale
Salary band
£50,000 - £60,000
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home
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Job 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.

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 delivery of statutory accounts for numerous entities, period end close and reporting activities, preparing financial statements and delivering reporting information to the wider Finance community in line with defined reporting protocols.

Project management and business partnering are key skills required for this role as the postholder will be actively involved in various projects and will frequently interact with a wide range of stakeholders and teams across the business.

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 Stat Accounting, 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 - 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.

- Commercial mindset with an interest in business partnering and interacting with various teams and stakeholders

- 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.

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

Company

Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Michael Page has pioneered a unique, consultative approach to recruitment, enabling us to find the best fit between our client’s needs and the candidate’s experience and abilities. With an emphasis on delivering results and establishing long-term relationships, our consultants waive commission in favour of quarterly profit share – that means impartial career advice and an entire team pulling together on your behalf.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 164 offices in 34 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package.

We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career. Take this opportunity to browse our accounting, tax and treasury jobs to find out more about our specific expertise:
• Industry and commerce
• Financial services
• Public and not-for-profit
• Taxation
• Specialist markets
• Treasury
• Newly qualified ACA

Alternatively, if you're looking to hire, please send us a job brief or get in touch to find out how our track record could add value to your recruitment process”

Visit the Michael Page website for more information

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