Financial Accountant

Wilde Associates
Milton Keynes
12 Jan 2018
12 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

This role is still live as at 29/11/2017 and will remain on Indeed until the role is filled so please do apply if you are interested.

Job Title: Financial Accountant

Location: Milton Keynes

Salary: £35,000 to £55,000 DOE + Bonus up to 10% (paid annually), 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (can buy or sell up to 5 days) pension match scheme starting at 2.5%, BUPA, life assurance x 4 salary

Job Type: Permanent

Job Reference: PH9334

You could be a Qualified (ACA or ACCA) OR QBE Accountant with a strong Financial Accounting background, looking for a new challenge in an organisation that values their staff and will help you to achieve your goals.

A strong financial reporting background is essential - moreso than being fully qualified!


  • Responsibility for the provision of financial and management information
  • Work closely with the Finance Director in the provision of a quality service to internal and external customers
  • Be an innovator, someone who can identify areas of control weakness or inefficiencies, investigate process changes which are practicable, then implement the best solution.


  • Daily bank reconciliation for main LLP bank account
  • Provision of the daily group cash balances sheet to the Finance Director and Board
  • Manage day to day bank relationship including but not limited to all bank mandates, direct debits, standing orders, bank transfers, etc.
  • Month end reporting procedures including posting of all journals, cash books and account reconciliations, group management accounts and utilisation report
  • Closure of the time and recording system within the given deadlines
  • Provide cover for the production and recording of the VPM credit notes as requested by offices
  • Provide cover for the production and collation of the office WIP and debtors provisions
  • Provide cover for the production of the Monthly Statement, Quarterly cash flow forecast and Partners KPI?s
  • Quarterly Group VAT return and EC Sales Lists
  • Twice monthly BAC?s payment run reviews and bank authorisation
  • Responsibility for the Central Admin petty cash, including monthly reconciliation
  • Issue of travel warrants
  • Liaise with the HR department, regarding the set-up of season ticket loans, ensuring the correct authorisation and backing documentation is received
  • Monthly intercompany invoicing and reconciliations
  • Fixed asset ledger maintenance, ensuring all relevant forms completed and authorised
  • Ad-hoc invoicing including those to office subtenants and debt collection
  • Provision to the OPP?s and heads of departments the monthly/quarterly general ledger analysis
  • Completion of Companies House forms and ensuring filing deadlines are met
  • Completion of all necessary tasks for an entering/exiting Partner
  • Aid in the preparation of Central budgets, the Group consolidation and inputting into the accounting system
  • Dealing with the day to day insurance needs of the group, including liaising with the insurance broker, MIT database and answering queries
  • Inputting of T10?s derived from the office cashbooks and provision of cover for Purchase Ledger Clerk?s inputting of T10?s
  • Liaising with all offices and collating the information required by QAD regarding commissions earned from Carwoods
  • Creation of process notes for all elements of job
  • Payment of pensions to retired partners including quarterly journals and liaising with auditors for year-end report
  • Production of ONS statistics for listed companies by given deadline
  • Liaison with other members of the department to ensure all necessary information is communicated to those that will be impacted
  • Preparation of year end schedules and liaison with auditors
  • Provide cover for the Group Co?s Financial Account, on all group companies. Ensure a full understanding of the accounting and tasks undertaken by the Accountant
  • Ad-hoc projects where necessary


  • ACA or ACCA qualified accountant or qualified by experience
  • Positive and proactive attitude - constantly looking for efficiencies and ways to implement, happy to get involved in areas that are not under remit and work the necessary hours to complete tasks
  • IT literate - Excel, Word and SAP (although SAP not essential)
  • Ability to prioritise own workload to ensure that all deadlines are met
  • Demonstrable creativity when approaching problem solving
  • Ability to communicate well with all levels of staff across the group companies.

Wilde Associates is working in the capacity of an Employment Agency in respect of this position.

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