UK Financial Accountant

Recruiter
Reed Accountancy
Location
Newbury
Salary
28000.0000
Posted
15 Mar 2017
Closes
14 Apr 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A fantastic and rare opportunity to join a very reputable and extremely successful business based in Newbury as a Financial Accountant.

Incredible benefits and a competitive salary is on offer as well as ample parking and being apart of a business who really look after their employees.

The Financial Accountant is a key role in the NI Northern Europe Regional Finance Team with responsibility for supporting the accounts payable, banking and month end processes, UK&I statutory reporting activities and supporting regional accounts receivable activities.

They will have strong numerical and analytical skills & high attention to detail. The ability to prioritize, work independently and reliably whilst supporting the activities managed by the Financial Shared Service Centre (FSSC) and the rest of the Finance Team is key.

A can do attitude is essential, along with a focus on continuous improvement & managing change. Experience of working with MS Office and Oracle is essential.

They should show commitment to working in a diverse and remote team, have strong communication skills and be able to build effective relationships with internal & external customers .

Full time
Permanent


The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

Month End Reporting:

o Manage the completion of the month end close (managing and reconciling accruals & prepayments, intercompany accounting, review of P&L and Balance Sheet)
o Reconcile the balance sheet monthly
o Create the month end file of all journals and supporting documentation
o Complete month end reporting of actuals vs forecast, budget and prior year
o Create and manage the monthly cash flow forecasting process
o Monitor and report on cash flow variances, taking corrective action if necessary

Forecasting & Budgeting:
o Manage the inputs to the monthly forecast and annual budget process in line with regional requests
o Enter forecast adjustments and budget entries into the Hyperion reporting system
o Produce Hyperion reports

Statutory Reporting:
o Responsible for Intrastat Reporting monthly
o Responsible for calculation, reporting and payment VAT monthly
o Manage Corporation Tax calculations and payments
o Completion of ad hoc annual reports and inputs as requested
o Manage annual statutory payroll related reporting
o Plan and manage all internal and annual external audits
o Be the point of contact with external audit team

Accounts Payable:
o Process & communicate intercompany recharge requests timely
o Ensure intercompany transactions are fully reconciled and queries resolved timely
o Be the central point of contact for iProcurement system and monitoring/tracking Purchase Orders for the UK
o Approve UK supplier invoices prior to processing
o Be the central point of contact for UK banking activities
o Support the Finance Assistant with supplier invoice & employee expenses queries and processing
o Support review & completion of accounts payable and bank reconciliations monthly
o Define and communicate bi-monthly payment schedule for employee expenses
o Ensure all expenses are approved for payment in advance of the payment deadlines

Payroll:
o Support local Human Resources team and Shared Service Centre with monthly payroll processing
o Enter and reconcile payroll transactions monthly
o Calculate, monitor and reconcile employee bonus, commission and benefits entries monthly
o Provide actual vs forecast and budget analysis of headcount related data monthly
o Maintain headcount reporting by cost centre, communicating changes as necessary

Sarbanes Oxley Reporting:
o Produce monthly SOx reporting inputs for the branch
o Highlight any issues to the Finance Business Partner and take corrective action
o Support creation of regional reports and resolution of queries

Skills & Competencies
• Have a proven track record working as an Financial Accountant
• ACCA/CIMA PQ/Finalist, or qualified by experience.
• Must exhibit strong numerical & analytical skills.
• Be able to work to deadlines and provide clear and concise updates.
• Must exhibit a proactive/can do attitude.
• Ability to prioritise and multitask.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Experience of using Oracle Financials.
• Good working knowledge of MS Office.
• Experience of UK&I Statutory Reporting an advantage.

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