Financial Reporting Accountant - FTSE Listed Business

Job Title: Financial Reporting Accountant - FTSE Listed Business
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hertfordshire
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Reference: ACAFINREP1002_1583840252
Contact Name: Guy Barwell
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Job Published: March 10, 2020 11:37

Job Description

Financial Reporting Accountant
£55,000 - £65,000

Leading high growth FTSE listed business is seeking a technically strong ACA Qualified to join the Finance team at an exciting time of international growth. We are interested in speaking to high calibre ACA's seeking a move out of a top 10 practice or those already in commerce looking for a new challenge.

This is a broad and technical role supporting the Finance Department in the preparation of the annual report, half year results and the financial statements of the group plc's subsidiary entities under IFRS. This includes, but is not limited to, providing technical advice and guidance, liaising with the Group's auditors, intercompany arrangements and international vehicle / companies. The candidate will also be responsible for timely filing of the corporation tax returns for all UK companies and assistance with ad hoc financial reporting matters.

In addition to the above the role will have broad exposure to projects, process improvements, management reporting and other finance related projects driven by the growth of the business in a dynamic and exciting environment.

Core Role:

*Supporting the Group Financial Reporting Manager in the preparation of the annual report and interim financial statements of the Group, and taking ownership of accounting for all of the Group's subsidiary entities.
*Supporting in the preparation for the year-end audit and the interim review, including in leading the preparation of the Accounting Matters Report for the Board
*Support the contact with and providing assistance to the Group's auditors.
*Own and Lead the Balance Sheet review process including presenting to the Board and stakeholders around the business
*Own and Lead the Dilapidations for the business, including building relationships with stakeholders around the business
*Responsibility of technical advice and guidance internally within finance and externally outside finance in relation to IFRS accounting treatment of various matters, and keeping abreast of the latest accounting disclosures/changes.
*Assist in the formulating of accounting policies for the Group
*Support the preparation of quarterly reporting information, communicated externally and internally to the FD/CFO
*Support ad hoc initiatives such as implementing better financial controls

Supporting the commercial departments around the Group:

*Support the Financial Reporting Team's relationship with other finance teams with respect to technical guidance around new commercial product launches and commercial projects

What we are looking for

*Qualified ACA from a Top 10 practice
*Strong academics; minimum 2,1 at degree level; High grades at A level
*Good technical knowledge of IFRS and experience of preparing/auditing financial statements under IFRS
*Proficient Microsoft Excel skills
*Competent Microsoft Word user
*Some experience of ERP systems
*Experience in Tax
*Effectively communicate technical matters with both senior management and non-technical audiences.
*Forges effective relationships across teams and external advisors easily.

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