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Interim Senior Accountant

  • Location

    Swindon, Wiltshire

  • Sector:

    Accountant Practice

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Job ref:

    JN -102020-1237340_1602153759

  • Published:

    18 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    05-11-2020

  • Client:

    Michael Page

This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified accountant either immediately available or available at short notice.

Client Details

My client are a global business based in Swindon and have an excellent reputation on the market.

Description

The main responsibilities within this role are:

  • Perform the technical analysis relating to group-wide accounting projects to enable the delivery of strategic, timely and accurate advice to the Board.
  • Develop revised processes resulting from key accounting projects and ensure successful implementation and communication within the appropriate departments.
  • Assist with the implementation and maintenance of a governance framework to enable consistent and appropriate interpretation of accounting standards and group accounting directives.
  • Working with the Head of Accounting to engage and influence partners to ensure robust financial documents are produced.
  • Prepare the annual statutory accounts in compliance with FRS101 and company law.
  • Maintain the relationship with the external auditors to ensure audit information is acquired seamlessly from multiple partners across the business.
  • Point of contact for the auditors, leading queries up to the clearance meeting.
  • Review and challenge all aspects of financial reporting.

Profile

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • A recognised accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) 4+ years of proven industry experience.
  • A proven understanding of international financial reporting standards (IFRS) and UK GAAP.
  • A proven track record of interpreting accounting standards and technical analysis of key projects and sophisticated transactions.
  • The ability to prioritise to ensure tasks to be completed to a high standard, accurately and on time.
  • End to end process leadership to implement subject areas whilst maintaining a flexible and adaptable overall approach.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to connect with both finance and non-finance colleagues.
  • Self-confidence to build relationships at all levels.
  • A strict approach with an eye for detail and quality of output.
  • Knowledge of SAP and experience of a consolidation tool.

Job Offer

There is a highly competitive salary available depending on the level of experience, and access to additional company benefits including a bonus which is paid on completion of the assignment.