Senior Financial Accountant

Job Title: Senior Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 28/06/2019
Reference: 14027996/001_1569429499
Contact Name: James Skeath
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 25, 2019 17:38

Job Description

The Senior Financial Accountant will manage the statutory reporting for both P& L and balance sheet, with a view to report accurate and timely information.

Client Details

My client is a FTSE 100 business services company headquartered in London.


  • Working with the finance team and wider business to manage and communicate the deadlines and processes required for the month end reporting.

  • Ensure all balance sheet accounts are reconciled in a timely manner, including goods received system accruals.

  • Manage the project and capex accounting in SAP.

  • Agree the intercompany transactions and ensure these are reflected in the correct place along with preparing accruals, prepayments and other journals as required.

  • Prepare the statutory income statement and statement of financial position each month for the board pack with relevant commentary.

  • Support the control environment and suggest improvements to processes and controls where possible.

  • Review and update formal process documents (such as the delegation of authority document and ensure the system is updated to match);

  • Assist with the interim and year end audit and be the main point of contact on testing enquiries;

  • Support preparation of accounting papers for presentation at the Audit Committee

  • Prepare notes to the accounts for the Annual Report and Accounts;

  • Support with planned SAP HANA upgrade.


  • Qualified accountant (ACA preferably with first time passes)

  • Strong Excel knowledge

  • Experience of both balance sheet and P&L reporting, ideally exposure to a full set of accounts

  • Strong communicator with the ability to adapt communication style for finance or non-finance individuals

  • Pro-active and comfortable working in a fast-paced, changing environment


  • Experience of working with a shared service centre (accounts payable)

  • Experience of working with large data sets

  • Big 4 trained

  • Previous use of SAP accounting software

Job Offer

A highly competitive package is on offer