Interim Financial Reporting Accountant

Michael Page Finance
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client - a global services business - are looking for an interim Financial Reporting Accountant due to an internal move. This will be on an ongoing basis to begin with, however could lead to a permanent role

Client Details

A well known and very successful Services business based in Glasgow


The role will involve:

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts for submission to Corporate HQ, incorporating preparation/review of journals and supporting analysis, within required timescale and in accordance with Corporate policies
  • Coordinate and oversee payroll for designated countries - approval of payroll prior to payment, preparation/review of payroll journals
  • Liaise with local payroll providers to ensure all returns and payments of employer's social security costs and employee tax and social security deductions are filed and paid on time
  • Review monthly revenue calculations prior to posting to GL
  • Prepare & present standard variance analysis of actual data vs. budget/forecast data for review on monthly EAPAC P&L call
  • Ensure all balance sheet accounts are properly reconciled
  • Ensure Sarbanes Oxley procedures are followed
  • Ensure effective internal controls are applied to all Accounting functions and recommend improvements as required
  • Liaise with Corporate on monthly reporting and other ad hoc requests and respond to such requests promptly and accurately
  • Preparation of annual budgets and forecasting on a quarterly basis
  • Cash flow forecasts and requests
  • Principal contact for internal and external auditors and other regulatory bodies - ensure all Statutory Accounts and tax returns are filed within the required timescale
  • Liaise with regulatory authorities re VAT returns and national statistical returns etc.
  • SBU reporting - monthly management reporting to SBU Leaders
  • Work with Operations to prepare annual budget and forecasts for revenue & direct costs
  • Provide standard variance analysis of actual data vs. prior year and budget/forecast
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis as requested by the business and management
  • Business partner with Operations to provide financial acumen to support commercial decisions
  • Support ad-hoc projects as required e.g. systems improvements, migration of work to European offices


The successful candidate will be:

  • Accountancy or finance degree
  • Qualified accountant
  • Experience of operating in an international organization
  • IT literate, able to rapidly acquire expert level knowledge of IT systems
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and ERP systems (Oracle)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player and good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and associated pressure
  • Strong people skills with ability to develop strong working relations with internal and external customers
  • Self starter - can work without supervision

Job Offer

A successful interim salary

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