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Interim Accountant - BRAINTREE

Hays Senior Finance
Braintree, England, Essex
GBP50000.00 - GBP60000.00 per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£50,000 - £60,000, £60,000 - £70,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
Not applicable

Job Details

Interim Accountant

As an Interim Accountant, you will be responsible for providing temporary accounting support and expertise to organizations during periods of staff shortage, project implementation, or transitional phases. You will play a crucial role in ensuring accurate financial records, compliance with regulations, and timely reporting. Your expertise will contribute to maintaining financial stability and guiding decision-making processes. Responsibilities:

  1. Financial Analysis: Conduct thorough analysis of financial statements, budgets, and variances, identifying areas for improvement and providing recommendations.
  2. Financial Reporting: Prepare and review financial reports, including balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and other relevant financial documents.
  3. General Ledger Management: Maintain and reconcile general ledger accounts, ensuring accuracy and completeness of transactions.
  4. Month-End and Year-End Close: Facilitate the month-end and year-end closing processes, including journal entries, accruals, and financial statement preparation.
  5. Budgeting and Forecasting: Collaborate with management to develop accurate budgets and forecasts, monitoring performance against targets and providing insights.
  6. Internal Controls: Assess internal control processes, identify weaknesses, and implement improvements to ensure compliance with accounting standards and regulations.
  7. Audit Support: Coordinate and assist with internal and external audits, providing necessary documentation and explanations.
  8. Process Improvement: Identify opportunities to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of accounting processes and systems, implementing streamlined procedures where applicable.
  9. Compliance: Stay updated with relevant accounting standards, laws, and regulations, ensuring adherence and timely implementation of changes.
  10. Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate with other departments, such as finance, operations, and management, to provide financial expertise and support decision-making processes.


  • (ACCA, ACA, CIMA) or QBE.
  • Proven experience as an Accountant or in a similar role
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and regulations (e.g., GAAP, IFRS).
  • Proficient in financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting.
  • Experience with ERP systems and accounting software (e.g., SAP, Oracle, QuickBooks).
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to adjust quickly to changing priorities and organizational needs.
  • Knowledge of industry-specific regulations and compliance standards is a plus.

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