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Financial Accountant

Michael Page
Cymru, Casnewydd / Cymru, Cardiff
GBP45000 - GBP55000 per annum + Plus Bonus & Benefits
Closing date
15 Feb 2023

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Banking, finance and investment
Salary band
£40,000 - £50,000, £50,000 - £60,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home

Job Details

Your main responsibilities will include month-end activities such as journal production and review, and the development and maintenance of control frameworks and reconciliation controls. Additionally, you will be responsible for producing insightful analysis of key variances and trends for presentation to senior members of the finance team.

Client Details

My client is a high performing financial services organisation going through sustained growth with offices across South Wales.


  • Supporting the Head of Finance in key financial accounting activities, including primary ownership of several key business areas.
  • Playing a key role in the year-end process, including the preparation of the Annual Report and Accounts and statutory accounts for subsidiary entities and liaising with external auditors.
  • Month-end activities such as journal production and review, development and maintenance of control frameworks, and production of insightful analysis of key variances and trends for presentation to senior members of the finance team.
  • Determining accounting policies, judgements and estimates in relation to all areas of financial accounting and interpreting and implementing new accounting standards.
  • Act as key liaison with tax advisers and responsible for the preparation of the companies tax disclosures within the Annual Report and Accounts, and the preparation and submission of corporation tax returns to HMRC.
  • Act as primary owner of areas such as EIR, impairment, hedge accounting and defined benefit pension accounting.
  • Support the Head of Finance in determining accounting policies, judgements and estimates in relation to all areas of financial accounting, and in the interpretation and timely implementation of new accounting standards.


  • Candidates must be a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA).
  • Experience in financial accounting and preparation of statutory accounts under FRS102 or IFRS accounting standards is essential and relevant financial services industry experience and/or audit experience within accountancy practice is desirable.
  • Excellent technical accounting expertise, with practical knowledge and experience
  • Excellent numerical, analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Confident written and verbal communications skills;
  • Strong relationship management skills, with the ability to work effectively as part of a team;
  • Experience of implementing new accounting standards from an industry or auditor perspective and/or experience of implementing, upgrading or redesigning financial systems (eg general ledger)

Job Offer

  • Competitive salary £45,000 - £55,000
  • Hybrid working environment
  • 2 days - charity contribution CSR Day
  • 'Dress for your Day' approach when in the office.
  • Various health and well being benefits
  • Private health care (optional from day 1).
  • Generous Stakeholder Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance - 4 times your basic salary life cover for pension scheme colleagues.
  • Health cash plan cover (optional).
  • 28 days' holiday, plus bank holidays and a day off on your birthday to help you celebrate!
  • A commitment to your ongoing training and development.


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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