Accountant AAT/CIMA/ACCA P/Q or Qualified based in Witham. Salary negotiable

The Recruiter Specialists
Witham, UK
12 Jul 2019
28 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
International Service Company

The accounting operations team supports 16 countries across Europe and formspart of the controllership function that are responsible for ensuring accounting is in adherence to organisation policies, procedures and SOX requirements. The department is supported by an offshore transactional processing team of approximately 100 employees with onshore headcount at around 40. The teams are functionally aligned as follows: Fixed Assets & Expenses, Revenue & Foreign Exchange, Intercompany & Consolidation, Bank reconciliation, Procure to Pay and Cash Control.

In addition to this, the department has involvement in acquisitions and global projects. It supports initiatives for individual career progression and skill expansion.

The Team

This role sits within the sub-ledger team who are responsible for Accounts payable and Accounts receivable activities. Aspects of this role involve managing the corporate debtors accounts, including liaising with the business to follow up outstanding debt, investigating open bank receipts, balance sheet reconciliations, bad debt calculation and reporting, as well as being involved with co-ordinating and reviewing the new leasing process which has recently been implemented. This is an ideal opportunity for a keen individual to focus and develop this role to make it their own.

Key Responsibilities
  • Production & control review of all balance sheet reconciliations within functional team remit
  • Exception reporting and perform checks prior to issuing
  • Ensure timely investigation and resolution of any exception items within AR and bank listing
  • Ensure timely review and approval of leasing templates
  • Ensure all month-end and quarter-end deliverables are met
  • Communicate regularly with offshore counterpart
  • To play a lead role in the continuous improvement of business processes
  • Record and monitor new tasks through change control process
  • Mailbox management
  • Attend meetings with managers, colleagues and clients as required.
  • Assist with other ad-hoc tasks, projects and initiatives as required.
  • Assist auditors and SOX testers.
  • Assist with current and future accounting operation transitions
  • Preparation and review of bad debt calculation
  • Accounts receivable to GL reconciliation and review
  • Timely approval of invoices
  • Develop, maintain and improve KPI's
  • Exposure and assistance with AP related activities as necessary


  • AAT CIMA ACCA Part Qualified or Qualified.
  • Advanced skills in Excel - V lookups, pivots
  • Flexible and team player - develops close partnerships with onshore and offshore colleagues
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines and deliver results to short timescales
  • Previous proven ability to identify areas to improve efficiency, accuracy and analysis and suggest and implement process improvements.

This role offers career development and a very attractive benefits scheme.

For further information please contact Su Partridge FIRP or submit your CV for the Hiring Managers attention

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