Financial Accountant

Black Sheep Utilities Ltd
Brighton, UK
12 Jun 2019
20 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
About the role:

The purpose of Financial Accountant is to perform monthly, quarterly and annual accounting activities. Ensuring the preparation and maintenance of the company's accounting, financial and payroll records is to meticulous standards and that the company meets all legal requirements and legislation. The Financial Accountant will ensure that the department provides monthly and accurate Management Accounts packs to assist the organisation in its strategic decision making.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare monthly management account packs to include:
  • P&L, variance to budget and YTD total.
  • Cashflow statement, variance to budget & forecast to year end
  • Balance sheet
  • Costs, direct & overhead
  • Debtors and Creditors
  • Committed Revenue
  • Closure of month end of Sage, strict control of in month processing and reconciliation of Sage to Management Accounts packs.
  • Maintenance and supervision of the company's purchase ledger. This includes data entry, account reconciliations, payment runs and credit control.
  • Monthly bank & credit card reconciliations.
  • Month end journals, prepayments and accruals.
  • Monthly Cash Flow forecasts.
  • Maintenance and reconciliation of Fixed Asset register.
  • Liaising with the accountants for the calculation of corporation tax and accurate presentation of the end of year accounts.
  • Ensuring the compliance with all legal legislation, including filing of accounts, tax reporting, VAT and filing of confirmation statements.
  • Preparation of reports to assist with company objective planning and to aid strategic decisions.
  • Communicate business critical information regarding the finance department to the COO.
  • When the Company becomes auditable you be responsible for preparing the data packs and liaising with the auditors
  • All aspects of payroll ensuring that all remuneration payments to staff are made accurately and efficiently, including;
  • Reporting to HMRC, RTI, P11ds etc
  • Preparation and submission of end of year reports
  • Pensions administration and reporting
  • Preparation of financial forecasts (3YR) including detailed assumptions.

Key Skills and Attributes:
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • Conscientious, self-motivated and dedicated
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • CIMA/ACCA qualified
  • Bookkeeping professional with SME experience
  • Expert in Sage 50 accounts and Sage Payroll

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