Financial Accountant

Harcourt Matthews Ltd
Central London, UK
11 Sep 2019
17 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
This fast-growing global digital media group supports a broad blue-chip client portfolio, including owner managed enterprises and large household brand names. Ambitious plans targeting sale of non-core assets and significant growth in core areas, alongside the development of several new market channels, have resulted in the need for a hands-on, part qualified accountant to undertake a 3-month assignment as a Financial Accountant. With a remit to deliver a Balance Sheet Accounting project, you will act as the Balance Sheet "eyes and ears" for the senior management team prior to valuation and due diligence in a non-core asset sale. Your brief includes responsibility for a full Operating Business Unit Balance Sheet review and clearance alongside reconciliations, ensuring all entries are valid, clean and accounted for, ready for valuation and entity sale.

•Lead & take responsibility for ensuring balance sheets are reconciled on a timely basis & open items are robustly managed
•Ensure wider finance & business teams are compliant with accounting principles etc.
•Ensure ledgers are reconciled to timetable & journal entries are sufficiently justified
•Support FD to ensure internal & external audit queries are responded to professionally & in a timely manner
•Support FD in preparation for & co-ordination of year-end financial audit activities.
•Develop & document processes & procedures for daily & monthly tasks, including on-going review of current processes & implementing improvements.
•Drive best practice in Balance Sheet Control responsibilities
•Chair balance sheet review meetings for different National Accounts (Sales) to ensure risks & issues are managed effectively e.g. AR, credit notes, etc.
•Work alongside ors & share lessons learnt
•Deputise as necessary for Interim GFC regarding this B/S control area

As a part qualified accountant, you will demonstrate strong technical accounting with balance sheet and reconciliations expertise gained within a best practise accounting and business environment. With significant experience reconciliations, financial systems, processes and controls and finance administration, you will possess gravitas to influence all people involved in financial activities, providing critical support to the Interim GFC, CFO and SMT. Immediate start available.

Harcourt Matws is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Our divisions also include HR - Human Resources & Personnel; Project Management & PMO; IT - Information Technology; Pfi/PPP & FM; Procurement & Purchasing; Sales & Marketing; Accounting & Finance.

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