Payables Accountant

Walker Hamill Ltd
London (Greater)
10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a dynamic and fast-paced Media Company. They are looking for an outgoing and bright Payables Accountant to join their finance team. The successful candidate will have previous experience in a similar role with a good understanding of the P&L, balance sheet and cash flow. This is an excellent opportunity for an organised and communicative individual to gain exposure in an exciting and broad role.

- Assist the Management Accounts team with month end close and the preparation of month end balance sheet file.
- Full management of balance sheet control accounts, querying aged balances and producing monthly reconciliations for review.
- Become a key figure in the development and compliance around the Accounting System and ensuring that all ledger processes are in line with SOX.
- Prepare month end reports and develop reports from systems to aid management reporting.
- Liaise with all intercompany office and ensure timely processing of invoices raised.
- Set up intercompany invoices for payment and vendor files for new suppliers
- Preparation of monthly commentary of aged payables report and working capital.
- Upload intercompany balances at month end and ensure all month end balances agreed with counterparties and no variances exist in time for the month end close.
- Ensure adherence to the SOX compliant control environment and that all ledger postings are in line with SOX .
- On-going review of financial controls and the implementation of improvements where appropriate.
- Preparation of regulatory returns for National Statistics and HMRC, liaising with local advisors when required.
- Liaise with auditors and local tax advisors, ensuring the delivery of information to support the preparation of local tax returns and other tax filings as required.
- Take a proactive role in questioning processes in place with a view to continuous improvement.
- Assist with Client and Statutory audit and preparation of Statutory Accounts.

- Previous experience in a similar role, with knowledge ofP&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow.
- Previous experience in the media industry would be highly desirable.
- Excellent Excel and organisational skills.
- Strong communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships.
- Strong team-player who enjoys working collaboratively with internal and external contacts.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and proactively manage workload.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for almost 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed companies, private equity backed businesses and privately owned, early stage ventures. We recruit across all sectors, but have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. We have offices in the UK, Switzerland and Australia. For further information, please seehttp://[URL removed] [1]

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