Financial Accountant

Michael Page Finance
£45000 - £55000 per annum
12 Nov 2017
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The financial accountant based in Chesham will also support the Head of Finance to ensure robust control of the Balance Sheet position and will be a key player in the monthly close process. This position will initially manage a small Accounts Payable Team of 2 but is anticipated that the size of the team will increase and the expectation is that it will include the management of payroll and treasury.

Client Details

Delivering state-of-the-art wireless and telecommunications solutions that give our customers a competitive edge.
We are global leaders in the provision of advanced wireless coverage and mobile communications systems, producing innovative, cost-effective solutions that address market requirements for improved connectivity, greater capacity and better quality of experience.

Our client based in Chesham is a leading global technology and services innovator, respected for providing solutions to the greatest challenges, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.


- Responsibility for key aspects of the month end process and monthly reporting effort.

- Preparation of statutory accounts for the UK legal entities.

- Preparation of the UK corporation tax returns.

- Management of both the preparation of statutory accounts for overseas entities and corporation tax returns.

- Timely preparation of R&D tax credit workings to maximise funds recovered from HMRC.

- Update and maintain transfer pricing documentation.

- Enhance financial policies and procedures to ensure they are consistent across the business.

- Manage external audits for the Coverage legal entities.

- Preparation and management of BS reconciliations for a number of legal entities.

- Play an active role in identifying and driving continuous improvement initiatives.

- Preparation of the VAT returns for a number of territories, UK and Overseas.

- Other ad-hoc projects and tasks that may be required.


- Qualified accountant, with a minimum of 3 years PQE in financial accounting department of a listed company or SME and from an ACA/practice background.

- Experience in preparing statutory accounts (UK GAAP & IFRS) and corporation tax computations.

- Experience dealing with overseas tax matters and statutory accounts audits would be also be advantageous.

- Experience in designing and implementing process improvements & controls.

- Experience in Balance Sheet Management, including preparation of supporting reconciliations.

Job Offer

The successful financial accountant will benefit from a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to progress and learn within a global leader

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