Accountant - Technical Accountant

Harvey Nash Plc
London (Greater)
£230 - £260 per day + None
09 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Accountant - Technical Accountant

A Leading Fine Arts and Media Firm are looking to hire an experienced Accountant who has the technical ability to put sets of accounts together for month end packs.


The Group Accountant will lead in the preparation, consolidation and analysis of budgets, forecasts, as well as monthly, quarterly and year-end results, ensuring their compliance with group policies and IFRS. They will be responsible for the creation of the monthly group cash flow forecast and review of the tax planning for the group, ensuring divisional and subsidiary companies are compliant for Group tax reporting.


Key Technical Expertise
  • Will ultimately be able to put a set of accounts together - understand what it takes to put the accounts together and understand and explain them in order to give confidence to senior business individuals who are analysing the accounts.

  • Bank Reconciliations

  • Complex set of accounts

  • Some of the information will be incomplete - will need to be able to finish the account and month end packs.

  • Accounts Invoices

  • Data Processing and accounts generation

  • Balance Sheets

Other Significant Skills
  • Manage the time line and submission of accurate figures in the monthly consolidation process of the group figures for a multinational business. This will include being responsible for specific month end procedures and supporting the production of the Group accounts.
  • Manage the timeline and deliverables from subsidiaries to ensure timely completion of all forecasting and budgeting procedures.
  • Independently review and assesse the submissions of specific affiliates and liaise with subsidiaries as needed to ensure submissions are compliant with the accounting requirements.
  • Assist in the review and analysing of monthly figures and provides useful insight to the business in regards to profitability and variances.
  • Be responsible for the creation of all management board packs that are distributed to the Group Management Team on a monthly basis.
  • Support, as needed, compliance related efforts, including ensuring subsidiaries are compliant with local statutory and Group policies, under guidance from the Group Finance Manager.
  • Perform various types of ad-hoc analysis and potentially represent Finance in project activities.
  • Perform internal controls review and testing. With implementation of control standards for internal and external audit requirements.
  • Be a key contact with the auditors and in the creation of the firms annual report, including leading audit preparation activities, preparation of Group PBC files etc.
  • Treasury - preparation of group cash flow forecasts and placing hedge contracts
  • Tax - review of quarterly tax packs making sure they are filled in accurately and adequate tax planning across the group is achieved. Including the creation of an IFRS compliant tax note
  • Act as the main point of contact, in support of CFO and Group Finance Manager, for external tax advisors in the UK and overseas geographies, supporting local finance leads as needed
  • Ensure appropriate on-going training is delivered to global finance teams to ensure local statutory compliance and compliance with Group policies
  • Supporting ad hoc projects ensuring tax implications are understood.

  1. ACCA/CIMA/ACA would be beneficial
  2. Must have strong computer skills
  3. Advance level of excel
  4. Controlling/analytical experience at group level of an internationally operating entity

Success Traits
  1. Can do attitude, needs to be able to "do" as well as coordinate
  2. Self-starter
  3. Be able
  4. Strong analytical thinker
  5. Adaptability
  6. Attention to detail

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