Financial Accountant with ACA

Linguistica Recruitment
Chichester, West Sussex
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting role has arisen for our client in a fast paced FMCG arena

The main purpose fo the role is to ensure the Business Unit meets all its financial reporting obligations by establishing effective processes, controls and procedures.


  • Prepare accurate and timely local monthly management accounts for presentation to the senior management team.
  • Prepare accurate and timely monthly group reporting submissions.
  • Co-ordinate the annual forecasting and budgeting process and prepare templates for timely submission to group.
  • Prepare subsidiary statutory accounts and act as primary point of contact, within the business unit, with external auditor
  • Consolidate and report weekly key performance indicators to operating board and senior team.
  • Review indirect departmental spending with budget holders to ensure cost control
  • Work closely with the business and group functions to ensure sales and purchase invoicing issues are efficiently resolved.
  • Prepare cash flow forecasts and manage business foreign exchange requirements to enable adherence to group hedging policy.
  • Manage intercompany balances and transactions reconciliation process, coordinating with group finance and other subsidiaries.
  • Maintain fixed asset register and control capital expenditure budget.
  • Develop standard business reporting processes within the ERP system to enable future group consolidation.
  • Drive financial control and work with the business to ensure adherence to internal audit requirements.
  • Ensure adherence from employees to group expense and mileage claim policies.
  • Maintain record of research & development spending for tax claim purposes.
  • Review and authorise payroll, pension fund and purchase ledger payments.



  • ACA qualified with at least +2 years PQE.
  • Experience of financial reporting, statutory accounts production is essential.
  • Experience of working in a fast paced environment is desirable.
  • Experience of audit, financial controls review and process improvement is desirable.
  • Experience of standard costing is desirable.

Skills & Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships with business and external partners
  • Ability to communicate succinctly and explain complex financial issues
  • A good knowledge of IFRS is essential.
  • Competent with ERP systems.
  • Minimum intermediate level of Excel required.

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Good work ethic, proactive, confident and self-motivated
  • Organised, able to prioritise effectively and deadline focused.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and deliver under pressure.