Interim Financial Accountant

Brand Addition
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Interim Financial Accountant

Manchester (6 months)

Brand Addition is a global leader in the creative promotional merchandise arena and one of the largest promotional product suppliers in the world. Our reputation for quality, service and customer satisfaction is second to none and our impressive client list includes Google, Michelin, Estée Lauder, Exxon Mobil, L’Oreal and JCB to name a few. With annual sales in excess of £85 million Brand Addition employs over 300 people globally across Manchester, London, Germany, Ireland, Turkey, Moscow, Hong Kong, Shanghai and USA.

An opportunity has arisen for an Interim Financial Accountant to join the Brand Addition Finance team in Manchester. This is a role which will provide support to our Brand Addition team across all sites, with exposure to all aspects of the business.

Specific tasks will include but are not limited to:

Responsibility for the p&l of an overseas entity, including preparation of month end reconciliations. Responsibility for the preparation and review of the balance sheet reconciliations associated with the work you undertake. Ensuring that a “pro-active” approach is taken to the cleanliness of all balance sheet and other accounts within your team.Assist with the Monthly Management Reporting pack reporting; P&L, balance sheet and cashflow positions, key working capital indicators, covenant compliance, order book, order intake, headcount.Preparation of VAT return workings for multiple VAT registrations; assist in providing support and advice on VAT queries.Preparation of Statutory Accounts for multiple entities (both UK and overseas) liaising with all parties to obtain all relevant information.Liaison with auditors and tax advisors regarding the above statutory accounts.Take responsibility for keeping Company Secretarial documentation (or equivalent) up to date, providing a timescale for necessary compliance.Assist with submission of Statutory filings to relevant Tax Offices and Companies House (or equivalent), including liaison with external authorities.Assistance with annual Budgets and interim reforecasts, coordinating with other finance team members; to include management of this process ensuring required timescales and deadlines are communicated internally and adhered to.Perform an Internal Audit function on judgmental/ complex balance sheet areas as and when required e.g. customer rebates, stock valuations.Where necessary, producing, implementing and updating Financial control policies and procedures.Use skills, knowledge and experience to add value within the Finance department and across the business, by suggesting improvements to processes and procedures, and where appropriate implementing those suggestions.Perform the role with a customer-focused outlook, always aware of who our internal customers are and striving to provide the best possible service to them.Provide day-to-day assistance to staff on system and finance queries.What you’ll need:

  • Ideal candidates will be ACA qualified as well as being confident and assertive with the ability to build rapport and effectively communicate with people at all levels. You will be determined to go the extra mile to achieve results.
  • Teamwork is essential in this role, as you need to ensure colleagues across a number of sites and time zones hit required deadlines, therefore you must be team orientated and able to maintain positive and supportive relationships with your colleagues at all times.
  • Previous experience in a fast moving finance environment is essential.
  • The position requires someone who is highly computer literate, with excellent Excel skills.
  • Effective organizational ability and time management skills are crucial, and you must be able to work to tight deadlines.
  • The role also requires that you will be expected to occasionally travel to our other offices.
  • Language skills would be a benefit, but are not a requirement.
  • In return, we offer:

    A competitive salary, Pension, Sickness Benefit and Life Assurance.A great place to work, in a modern, team focused, forward thinking creative work environment.
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