Financial Accountant

£40000 - £45000 per annum
08 Jul 2017
07 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced and assertive Financial Accountant who remains professional and credible at all times? Are you qualified to ACCA or CIMA standard and looking to join a leading international business? Do you have experience of working with very senior managers or possess the confidence to do so?

If so, our Cheltenham based Engineering client are seeking a Financial Accountant to join them on a full time and permanent basis in order to carry out all financial reporting for two divisions within the business. This is a very exciting opportunity and will allow you to really make a difference within the business.

Key Responsibilities:

Division One:

* Management reporting - including flash reporting , monthly managment accounts, quarterly confirmations and half yearly Group reporting
* External reporting - including VAT and Office for National Statistics returns
* Statutory accounts and associated external audit
* Provide data to advisors for Corporation Tax return
* Accountable for providing business partner financial support to the General manager and team - advising and guiding on the financial implications of commercial decisions
* Management accounting - cost analysis, margin analysis
* Planning and forecasting
* Financial data maintenance and control

Division Two:

* Assist with management reporting, act as a backup for the Financial Accountant
* Carry out audit controls checks on key data processed by the business
* Manage the balance sheet reconciliation process - co-ordination and review
* Provide business partnering cost centre support to some central functions
* VAT review, prepare corporation tax return, manage payments on account and handle associated queries.
* Ad-hoc projects

Personal Specification:

* Minimum of 2 years' experience within the finance department of a commercial organisation
* Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels in the organisation, both from a financial and non-financial background.
* Exposure to external audit and management of internal controls
* Exposure to tax and statutory accounting
* Professional accountancy qualification (ACA, CIMA or ACCA), recently qualified or taking final examination
* Good communication skills
* Able to work to strict deadlines and prioritise workload
* Remain credible at all times
* Self starter with a proactive attitude

Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.