Chief Accountant

Recruiter
Anthony Cole Associates
Location
East London
Salary
From £45,000 to £52,000 per annum Excellent benefits
Posted
15 Feb 2017
Closes
15 Mar 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Anthony Cole Associates are proud to be once again partnering with a world renowned Retail & Luxury Goods businesses based in East London. Due to an internal promotion, they are looking for a Chief Accountant to manage the day to day management of the Accounting department. Reporting to the Head of Finance, the Chief Accountant will be responsible for:-

    Preparation of statutory accounts for all legal entities;Preparation of annual corporation tax computations and managing tax enquiries;Manage all external company audits;Responsibility for all finance related statutory reporting; including VAT reporting and Intra­statControl over purchase ledger; Including managing supplier payments, parked invoices and supplier statement reconciliations;Control over the authorisation of invoices & expenses;Ensure all general ledger journals are posted;Control over petty cash and foreign currencies;Ensure that all necessary control accounts and reconciliations are maintained by the Finance team, including: Payroll & Bank reconciliations;Deal with any queries on the monthly management accounts;Responsibility for all retail accounting controls and daily cash management;Responsibility for the fixed asset register and accurate monthly depreciation charges; regular assets impairment review; Accurate preparation of prepayments & accruals;
Other

    Cash flow forecasting & cash management;Engage in ongoing cost reduction analyses in all areas of the company;Team development;Any other duties as requested by the Head of Finance;
This is an excellent opportunity to join a strong brand and growing company as a Chief Accountant. To be considered for this role, you will be a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA or CIMA), with ideally somew post qualification experience. This role would be ideally suited for someone looking to move from an accountancy firm into their first industry role. The successful candidate needs to be highly motivated, with a commercial focus and strong analytical and communication skills and good staff management experinece. They are looking for people who want to be challenged, are team orientated and have good attention to detail.