Assistant Reporting Accountant

Recruiter
Resource Direct Recruitment Limited
Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Feb 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
To deliver timely, robust, high quality statutory and group reporting.
The role is required to:
Work both independently and in a collaborative team environment to deliver business reporting requirements – to include statutory, Group and ad hoc reporting;
Produce high quality statutory and group reporting deliverables;
Challenge existing ways of working and to develop a continuous improvement culture; and
Instil a customer facing culture to enable the delivery of best in class services to all stakeholders.
The key responsibilities and duties include:
Producing the financial statements for assigned legal entities;
Assist the team to ensure the accounts progress through audit in a timely manner;
Applying group financial accounting policy and procedures and contributing to their development as and when required;
Delivering in line with statutory and group monthly and quarterly reporting timetables;
Liaising with Tax, Treasury, Sector leads, internal and external auditors, as appropriate;
Complying with new accounting standards and referring to senior management for clarity if in doubt;
Taking responsibility for the development of your own technical knowledge, seeking coaching from the qualified members of the team, where required;
Assist in the roll out of the internal control framework across the SSC.

Qualifications or Required Experience:
To be AAT qualified and currently working towards a higher level accounting qualification;
Demonstrable experience of working in a pressurised reporting environment;
Demonstrable experience of working in a team;
Ability to deliver on tight reporting deadlines
Excellent planning and administration skills;
Well-developed communication skills;
Good working knowledge of IFRS;
Ability to proactively take on new work as and when required;
Ability to ask for help and guidance as and when the need arises.

Systems:
Advanced knowledge of MS Excel;
Experience of SAP Business Planning and Consolidation is preferable but not essential;
Experience of statutory accounts preparation software such as Caseware is preferable but not essential

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