Financial Accountant Assistant FC

Michael Page Finance
13 Apr 2017
13 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

As Number Two to the Financial Controller in a highly dynamic working environment you will provide financial reporting and accounting support across all aspects of the finance function.

Client Details

The business are a growing, private equity backed organisation at the larger end of the SME scale! They have a track record of hiring high potential individuals and progressing them through the organisation, and in fact there is a strong element off succession planning within this role.


Key Responsibilities:

  • General ledger accounting.
  • Monthly financial reporting including cost and revenue analysis, company accruals & prepayments.
  • Assistance with monthly management account reporting to the Finance Director.
  • Review and interrogation of monthly management accounts.
  • Monthly reconciliations of general ledger codes under your responsibility including the bank reconciliation.
  • Treasury management, ensuring accurate banking and covenant reporting. Cash flow projections and management.
  • Margin analysis across all income streams.
  • Return on investment (ROI) appraisal on marketing initiatives & promotional activity.
  • Statutory accounts production.
  • Corporate governance responsibility, monitoring and ensuring compliance with statutory requirements, e.g. HMRC, Pensions, etc.
  • Budgeting including regular reporting and reviews with various Head of Department.
  • Facilitating audit from various parties including external audit & the bank.
  • Management of expenses process for the company.
  • Support in improving finance processes and procedures.
  • Involvement with adhoc reporting and assignments.
  • Reports directly to the Financial Controller.
  • Collaborative working with all areas of Finance, Payroll, HR, Buying, Transport, Marketing, Sales and Senior Management.
  • Maintaining a good working relationship with branch staff, sales representatives and all other areas of the operational teams.
  • Provide an efficient and effective response to financial queries from all areas of the business.
  • Ensure financial reporting is provided in an accurate and timely manner.



  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Highly competent in MS Excel.
  • Experience in using management information reporting systems, preferably IBM Cognos.
  • A broad understanding of the industry and the businesses product portfolio.
  • ACA/ACCA qualified.


  • Highly Self Motivated.
  • Determined.
  • Committed.
  • Flexible.
  • Tenacious.

Job Offer

This role will pay a competitive basic salary for a newly-qualified candidate