Financial Accountant

Job Title: Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Start Date: 30/09/2019
Reference: 14015936/001_1558445688
Contact Name: Anna MacDonald
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 21, 2019 14:34

Job Description

The Financial Accountant will work with the Financial Accounting Manager to ensure accuracy and integrity of the balance sheet for all companies within the Business Group with a focus on stock, fixed assets and cash. Responsible for managing 3 direct reports.

Client Details

A leading retailer and wholesaler, predominantly based in the UK but also with an International presence. Based in Leeds City Centre.


The Financial Accountant will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring the balance sheet is always correctly stated
  • Fixed assets reporting
  • Review and add commentary to the reports produced before distributing through the business
  • Overall responsibility for the accounting for stock including all balance sheet reconciliations, monthly journals and reporting to the business
  • Provide cover & support for the cash flow forecasting
  • Acting as a key point of contact for the Banks
  • Responsibility for VAT and Tax
  • Develop the current systems in place and identify any projects for priority to help business processes to become more effective
  • Responsibility for a team of 3 including the management of their development


The Financial Accountant will be:

  • Qualified Accountant - essential (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills
  • Keen attention to detail and critical self-review
  • Will happily challenge the current processes in place and review & implement change and as such will add value through creation of improved tighter processes
  • Ability to positively challenge and influence at all levels of the business
  • Commercially minded
  • Strong Communicator, both internal and external
  • Organised & able to prioritise
  • Methodical problem solver - can work on their own initiative to solve issues
  • Able to work on own Initiative and also work as a team
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Enthusiastic approach to learning - committed to accuracy

Job Offer

£35,000-£42,000 (doe)