Systems Accountant

Recruiter
Adecco
Location
Chester, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
05 Jun 2019
Closes
28 Jun 2019
Ref
1171410640
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Varied role, involving working alongside wider Finance team including working with the existing M&A team to understand & manage financial integrations of new acquisition & liaising with external advisors to complete initial accounting & legal requirements.

Responsible for developing & maintaining key relationships across the business, working to achieve the following results:

* Support the Finance team to provide the best experience to stakeholders

* To minimise disruption to owners throughout the acquisition & integration process

* To minimise disruption to customers throughout the acquisition & integration process.

* Work with the data & platform development team in relation to the acquisitions

* Work with the data & platform development team to drive improvements & efficiencies in the current systems & processes

You will be reporting to the Senior Project & Systems Accountant & will be a constant role model for company values. Your role includes identifying, sharing & spreading best practise & demonstrating excellent teamwork.

This is a highly varied role and you will be accountable for the following key areas

* Working with external advisors in order to complete any initial accounting & legal requirements

* Liaising with colleagues around the business & at the acquisition sites as part of the integration process

* Produce supporting reconciliations for the completion accounts/acquisition accounting entries from the accounting systems.

* Working with the existing team to integrate the accounting systems of new business segments into the back office software and the accounting software.

* Supporting the technical integration of acquisitions including planning the proposed integration method & testing the results

* General acquisition integration support e.g. reviewing processes, transferring systems, general administration.

* Supporting external audit requirements.

* Working with external valuation team to prepare valuation reports for valuation of intangibles on acquisition

* Assisting with production of the year end statutory accounts (including consolidation) compliant with IFRS

* Working alongside the current Finance M&A team & management to specify the accounting requirements of any new developments & supporting the go live process & subsequent testing requirements.

* Assist in improving processes across the company to increase efficiency

* Working with the existing team to support projects & other aspects of financial reporting & internal audit requirements

Skill Requirements

Essential to have:

* Attention to detail

* Friendly approach to all members of the organisation

* Highly self-motivated & proactive

* Professional approach & attitude - takes ownership

* Maintains focus under pressure

* Demonstrates a positive attitude

* Accounting qualification or training for qualification e.g. ACA/ACCA/CIMA.

* Experience working with Excel to an intermediate (or higher) standard.

* Experience working in a commercial finance department

Desirable Experience:

* Experience working with various accounting packages such as Sage 50, Sage 200, Xero.

* Experience with integration of two different accounting systems

* Knowledge of IFRS

* Experience of group accounting.

* Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Generous benefits package - 33 days' holiday, annual bonus, staff pension & private medical

Working hours will be Monday - Friday, 9.00am to 5.30pm.

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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