Financial Accountant

Robert Half Finance & Accounting
London, UK
13 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
This Financial Accountant position plays an important role within my client's finance team. The candidate will be supporting the Senior Financial Accountant with month end duties, forecasts, project work and will attend meetings with the Finance Director.


My client is a leader within the FMCG industry, with a great focus on fragrances, cosmetics and hair products. Not only are they recognised throughout the UK, they also have a great Global presence. They are hiring a talented Financial Accountant as they have a new structure within their finance team which will allow this candidate to progress and gain more responsibility. This role will be based in central London, and will report into the Senior Financial Accountant.


The Financial Accountant will report into the Senior Financial Accountant and will join a thriving finance team, but will also have the opportunity to liaise closely with the marketing team.
A number of the responsibilities are as follows:
  • Preparing month end journals within the given month end deadlines
  • Managing and forecasting all departmental costs for the company providing analysis to understand the numbers with risks and opportunities.
  • Supporting in the annual budget process
  • Headcount for total company with associated reporting
  • Analysis and project work: When required, with ability to turn around work accurately and working to tight deadlines.
  • Monthly payroll review
  • Supporting and reviewing the month end output with FD to ensure accuracy and understanding
  • Other ad hoc duties


The successful candidate for this role will have the following:

- Achieved a 2:1 or 1:1 Bachelor's degree from a reputable university

- Part Qualified/Finalist Accountant studying CIMA, ACCA or ACA

- Excellent communication skills. This role will be working closely with the marketing and sales team, therefore this role requires a confident individual

- Experience with IFRS reporting and statutory reporting

- Intermediate excel

- Obtain a genuine interest in fragrances, hair and cosmetics

- Organised, hard working and results focussed

- SAP/JDE experience (desirable)

Salary & Benefits

£42,000 - £45,000 & Study support, bonus, flexible hours & staff discount

The salary range/rates of pay is dependent upon your experience, qualifications or training .

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