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Financial Accountant

Hays Senior Finance
London, Wembley, England
GBP55000.0 - GBP65000.0 per annum + 55000 - 65000
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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Retail and wholesale
Salary band
£50,000 - £60,000, £60,000 - £70,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

My client are seeking a skilled and dedicated Financial Accountant to provide support to the finance and management teams, reporting directly to the Financial Controller. The role will be responsible for weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting, management accounts, budgeting, forecasting, cash flow forecasting, work with AP & AR etc. Role: Financial Accountant Salary: £55,000 - 60,000 Location: Wembley The role will be responsible for the following:

  • General Balance Sheet and P&L accounting, working with other finance members and other departments across the business.
  • Preparation of GL reconciliations.
  • Management of the Fixed Asset register.
  • Work with AR and AP, as central point of contact, to resolve any issues.
  • Preparation of cash flow forecast - including liaising with AR/AP to estimate cash flows and communications with wider business.
  • Weekly, monthly, and quarterly reporting with a heavy focus on period end accounting, including management accounts preparation.
  • Assisting with the preparation and submission of HMRC required documents and returns.
  • Supporting the external Audit process, fulfilling auditor queries.
  • Understanding and influencing areas of margin reporting for improvement.
  • Identify and deliver control and compliance improvements.
  • Create and maintain procedure documentation in conjunction with finance and the wider business.
  • Provide accurate, timely and relevant information to support business information needs as required.
  • Working with other finance members and wider business teams to support the business in the completion of the Budget, Forecast and 3 Year Plans.

The ideal candidate would have/be:

  • Qualified Accountant with a minimum of 2 years PQE.
  • Experience of working in a large-scale fast-paced organisation, ideally as part of a controls focused finance team with a track-record of delivering high quality results.
  • Stakeholder management skills with ability to build relationships, internally and externally.
  • A self-motivated approach to work - can do attitude, well organised to effectively prioritise and deliver high quality results.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, learn quickly and proactively anticipate the needs of the finance and management team.
  • Excellent analytical skills and excel skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

Knowledge of corporate governance and regulatory compliance requirements a plus.
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