Reporting Accountant

Experis Finance
£275.00 - £310.00 p day
05 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
My client, a large international engineering business based near Bournemouth, is currently seeking a Reporting Accountant to join them on a 3-6 month contract, supporting all aspects of Business Unit Financial Reporting. You should ideally be immediately available or on a maximum of 2 week's notice, and will be required to work via your own limited company or an umbrella company. You will have to pass a BPSS level security clearance upon offer of the role. This can take up to 2 weeks to complete. Responsibilities - Financial transactions for UKMA as required including maintaining fixed asset register, balance sheet reconciliation, intercompany management and investigation. - Provide support and cover for the Reporting team as required - Supporting submission of Group reporting on behalf of the Business Unit including monthly accounts, budgets, forecasts and strategic plans. - Business model development and review - for all aspects of reporting and forecasting, including variance analysis - Liaising with the Group finance team in Group reporting matters, including additional reporting requirements for half year and year end periods. - Supporting preparation of statutory accounts, tax packs and group submissions - Interfacing with external auditors, including management of deliverables and other ad hoc audit requirements - Providing support to the Finance Director and Head of Reporting in all ad hoc analysis requests (including providing input into technical accounting papers as and when required). - Monthend financial transactions to ensure completeness and accuracy of financial reporting - Full balance sheet reconciliation and review with all exceptions highlighted and fully understood - Full understanding of SAP structure and implications of changes implemented - Ensuring compliance with Group Finance policies and procedures (including initial review and challenge of internal audit questionnaires as completed by the BU's) - Input into monthly accounts and budgets for presentation to the Head of Reporting prior to review by the senior finance team - Adherence to all reporting timetables for monthly actuals, budget and forecast submissions - Ad-hoc BU reporting, including responding to Group on urgent technical queries arising in respect of BU submissions. - Ensuring the completeness of response to the external auditors in respect of audit deliverables - Year end audit packs, tax packs and other Group reporting requirements. - All other Business Unit reporting requirements including Balance sheet reconciliations, order book analysis, operating cashflow performance etc. - Identification of opportunities for continuous improvement of the services provided ensuring engagement with individuals who can validate and progress those opportunities. Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience - Recognised professional qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) - Experience of audit and statutory accounts processes, gained through professional practice - Strong and up to date technical accounting knowledge, including IFRS and UK GAAP - Ability to understand and manipulate data to present clear and concise financial messages for review. - Ability to maintain knowledge of industry and regulatory standards in respect to Financial Reporting. - Experience of Microsoft Office 2010 including strong Excel skills - Experience of SAP, Navision and Cognos.
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