Financial Accountant

Michael Page Finance
10 May 2019
21 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Looking for a financial accountant to join our central financial control team and help to drive continuous improvement in accounting and financial control across the Group. A key focus will be to provide financial accounting support for the management of a high performing division's balance sheet and financial controls

Client Details

Our client is a well known retail group based in the UK. They are an award winning, forward thinking company who like to internally promote candidates through the business.


The main responsibilities of the Financial Accountant are:

  • Act as the main contact for financial accounting support for the Food Financial Control team
  • Produce statutory accounts for various Group subsidiaries and co-ordinating tax pack info
  • Run and continually improve the fixed asset impairment models for Food and Funerals
  • Produce a variety of high quality balance sheet control account reconciliations
  • Make sure we're paying the right VAT and submitting an accurate quarterly VAT return for Food


  • An accountancy qualification i.e. CIMA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent
  • Strong excel skills with the ability to manage large quantities of data
  • Experience of producing statutory accounts
  • The ability to communicate with and draw information from various internal colleagues
  • Experience presenting complex information in a clear simplified way to both finance and non-finance colleagues
  • Good time management skills, able to manage their own workload and meet tight deadlines
  • Experience working in a large complex business, with large quantities of data would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of VAT returns would be advantageous

Job Offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Fantastic progression opportunities

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