Senior Accountant (12 Month Mat Cover)

Reed Business Information
London (Greater)
31 Mar 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Accountant- Accounting and Compliance - Reed Business Information - Sutton (12 month maternity cover)

The finance department at RBI is made up of a team of 80 people, located around the world and focused on providing high quality, insightful and efficient support to the business both in their day to day operations and executing their long term strategies. The department is structured into the four key responsibilities of business partnering (FP&A), accounting and compliance (R2R), global transaction services (P2P & O2C) and reporting & analysis – each performing their own function within the department, but working closely together to successfully deliver our departmental goals.

This position is within Accounting and Compliance, and based in Sutton.


Core Responsibilities will be some or potentially all of:

•Preparation and review of financial statements and accounts
•Prepares and analyses schedules, reports for management review. Understands impact to company financials.
•Support project managers on significant capital projects
•Monitoring financial performance
•Performs and leads special projects as assigned
•Support internal and external audit reviews
•Assisting in the day to day management of the audit, SOx and statutory accounts process
•Finance Department - Contribute to and support department initiatives. Play an active role within the team in further improving the Finance environment. KEY


•Qualified Accountant with 2-3 years PQE
•Strong financial technical skills
•Awareness of internal controls and compliance requirements.
•Proven experience within a large commercial finance team
•Strong analytical skills
•Proven ability to perform self-review / attention to detail
•Strong communication skills (both oral and written)
•Strong Excel skills
•Team player
•Ability to work well under pressure and looking for a new challenge

Previous experience will include:

•Focus on accounting, preparation and review of monthly financials, review of control accounts and balance sheet.
•Preparation for, and liaison with, external auditors (either Practice or Industry)
•Experience of working in a SOx environment

About Reed Business Information

Reed Business Information (RBI) provides information, analytics and data to business professionals worldwide. Our strong global products and services hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day. RBI is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

RBI is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

RBI General Benefits Package:
- Pension Scheme
- 29 Days Holiday
- Paid Charity Days – 2 days per year
- Life Insurance (4x salary)
- Save As You Earn Share Scheme (SAYE)
- Competitive Salaries

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