Financial Accountant

Robert Half Finance & Accounting
16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Financial Accountant


£45,000 - £50,000

Robert Half are pleased to be working in Partnership with a leading Swindon based company as a Financial Accountant. The role is responsible for helping the business to achieve its operational objectives and ensuring that it delivers a high quality and cost-effective service

Finance's deliverables are:

  • Maintain accurate and timely Financial Records
  • Maintain a strong control environment
  • Support preparation of reports, budgets & forecasts and provide financial analysis
  • Support the wider business in making right-minded, commercial decisions and in controlling costs
  • Prepare Statutory Accounts, manage the relationship with the external auditors and report to the Audit Committee
  • Prepare regulatory returns and tax computations, ensuring compliance with all applicable legislation and regulations. Manage relationship with HMRC & FCA
  • Manage the Group's cash flow, and provide relevant information to stakeholders
  • Promote positive customer and supplier relationships
  • Demonstrate flexibility by responding to internal customer requests in a positive and timely manner
  • Act with responsibility, integrity and professional objectivity


  • Meet daily, weekly, monthly and annual targets for providing data to other teams and departments
  • Completion of month-end processes within three working days
  • Meet statutory and regulatory reporting deadlines, ensuring data is correct.
  • Support of other teams and departments to enable them to meet deadlines
  • Achieve a high level of accuracy in work completed



  • Report to Head of Reporting and provide support to Chief Financial Officer
  • Support and work closely with Reporting, Business Partnering and MI teams
  • Other functional key personnel
  • Internal auditors


  • Support decision making of senior management personnel.
  • Exercise judgement regarding when to escalate potential risks, concerns or queries to Head of Reporting.


  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Experience of Microsoft Dynamics GP advantageous
  • Experience of working in a financial accounting role within a large organisation preferable
  • Experience of cash reconciliation useful


  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Awareness of market and financial risk
  • Understanding of accounting in a business environment
  • Understanding the nature of the business and its services and how these relate to resulting income and expenses


  • Professional manner; enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Flexible attitude; willing to support team members with cover and assistance
  • Able to build relationships with other business areas and external stakeholders
  • Numerate with strong analytical skills; strong Excel skills.

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that you have read and accept the following terms:

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