Financial Accountant

Job Title: Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Greater London
Salary: £42k - 45k per year
Reference: RB11763
Contact Name: Katie Wilson-Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 28, 2020 16:51

Job Description

Are you an expert in financial accounting? Could you oversee the accounts payable and receivable function of a large organisation? Would you describe yourself as having strong attention to detail? If yes, read on!

Robertson Bell are currently working with this large public sector organisation whilst they recruit for a new permanent Financial Accountant. Reporting into the Financial Controller this position will have full oversight of all finance transactional processes and will also lead on the month-end closure. Duties of this role will include but will not be limited to:

  • Review creditor accounts and ensure correct accruals are released.
  • Answer any finance queries in a professional and timely manner.
  • Ensure bank accounts match trial balance and flag any discrepancies to the Financial Controller.
  • Lead on the month-end closure, post journals and maintain monthly cashflow forecasts.
  • Reconcile payroll data and work closely with the outsourced provider.
  • Oversee the fixed asset register.
  • Carry out monthly income calculation and oversee various reconciliations. 
  • Manage two Finance Officers.
  • Ensure all payments are processed on time and manage the calculation of accruals.
  • Lead on the monthly cashflow forecasts and treasury reports.
  • Assist with a finance systems upgrade.

This would be the perfect opportunity for someone part qualified or recently qualified. This permanent and full time Financial Accountant would initially be based from home but candidates need to live a commutable distance from the organisations head office near Vauxhall. Employee benefits include 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and hugely flexible working arrangements.

This successful candidate will be:

  • Be fully CCAB qualified or part qualified.
  • Experienced in financial accounts.
  • A confident and experienced people manager.
  • Confident using Excels to an intermediate level.
  • A good problem solver with excellent communication skills.
  • Experienced in AP/AR processes.

If interested, please do not delay in applying as CV’s will be reviewed daily.