Financial Accountant

The Consultancy Group
12 Jan 2018
13 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client, a well known International Retailer are looking for a Financial Accountant to look after the stores/property side of the business. The role reports to the Financial Accounting Manager but will have regular interaction with numberous stakeholders across the business.

As Property Accountant, you will be responsible for the Fixed Asset Register including monitoring, review and analysis of capital expenditure. You will also manage and provide reporting of the financial and property accounting of the property estate, including rent, rates and service charges.

This role is pitched at a qualified Accountant, who is a strong individual and comfortable quickly getting up to speed with the company and making a difference. This person will play a key role within the Finance team, driving the processes and controls, with key relationships across the Property Team.

Fixed Assets and Capital Expenditure

  • To maintain the fixed asset register by accounting for additions, disposals, calculating depreciation, and reconciling to the nominal ledger.
  • Deliver suite of fixed asset reports on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis.
  • To monitor, review and analyse capital expenditure. This includes review and reporting of on-going projects, analysis of closed projects versus original specifications & budget, and improving and bringing efficiencies to the overall capital expenditure process.

Property Accounting

  • To maintain financial implications to the property portfolio including rent, service charge, rates and other accruals and prepayments, rent free periods, turnover rent and rental income.
  • To provide accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and yearly (Actuals, Budgets and Forecast) reporting on all property cost elements.
  • Full responsibility for the budgeting and forecasting of all property lease costs with appropriate explanations of movements between actuals, prior year, latest and previous forecasts.
  • Reviewing P&L accounts by cost centre at month end and producing analysis for management accounts.

You will need to be a qualified accountant, ACA or ACCA with strong excel and good communication skills. Ideally you will have experience of working within the Retail or Property sector but this may not be essential.