Your new company
Hays Accountancy & Finance are partnering with a leading and rapidly growing Agricultural group to recruit a driven and dynamic Senior Financial Accountant. Based outskirts of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire with remote/office hybrid working (2 days in the office, 3 days remote) reporting into the Accounting Manager. The purpose of the role is to delivery accurate and timely consolidated accounts and statutory accounting for each associated legal entity. You will ensure the external audit is well managed and stakeholders are kept up to date, while overseeing junior members of the team. Open to finance professionals from industry and practice with progression on offer.
Your new role
Your key duties will involve maintaining a good understanding of technical accounting standards (UK GAAP/IFRS) and the likely impact of changes to financial legislation on the business. Delivering group TB consolidations, accurate and timely accounting of wholly owned subsidiaries, and support with the preparation of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts. You will identify and quantify areas of financial opportunity and risk, responsible for the production of working capital analysis and treasury/banking activities. You will ensure statutory accounts are produced, prepare corporation tax packs and produce/review assigned balance sheet accounts. You will manage the VAT/Intrastat, EC sales returns and all employee tax requirements, provide timely acquisition accounting, manage insurance liabilities, and act as the key point of contact for external auditors. You will coach and supervise a team of two, be involved in ad-hoc projects and duties for senior management, and support with the transition to a new ERP system.
What you'll need to succeed
To be considered for this fast-paced Senior Financial Accountant role you will need experience within a similar position, qualified ACCA/ACA/CIMA or equivalent, with excellent technical knowledge of UK GAAP and ideally IFRS. You will have proven experience as a leader/supervisor, strong verbal communication skills to partner with internal and external parties, along with experience managing workloads to tight deadlines. You will adaptable, willing to learn with an analytical mindset. You will have strong MS excel skills, experience in a range of financial systems and be flexible to meet business needs. Experience with MS D365 or ERP systems, along with Agricultural sector background would be advantageous but not essential. This position is open to both finance professionals from industry and looking for a move from practice.
What you'll get in return
This permanent and progressive Senior Financial Accountant role is offering a salary between £55,000 - £60,000 per annum, dependable on experience, based outskirts of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire with remote/office hybrid working (2 days in the office, 3 days remote). A great opportunity to oversee a small team and really take the lead of the statutory accounting processes for a well-known and successful Agricultural Group. Future progression opportunities on offer.
What you need to do now
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