Senior Financial Accountant

Recruiter
ADP
Location
Chertsey, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
09 Sep 2019
Closes
22 Sep 2019
Ref
1231081422
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
JOB TITLE: Financial Accountant

DEPARTMENT: Finance

LOCATION: Chertsey

REPORTS TO: Head of Accounting

JOB PURPOSE:

To provide accurate and timely recording, classification and reporting of accounting transactions. There will be an emphasis on reconciliations, month end processes, reporting results and recording of routine and non-routine transactions.

This is a Financial Accountant role that will require an understanding of multiple international entities, matrix structures and multiple impacts. In addition, the role will require ad hoc analysis and reporting requests.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • To assist with the month end close including journals, analysis and reporting
  • Perform Balance Sheet reconciliations to a high level with strong support and reasoning
  • Prepare and submit audit information to a professional standard
  • Prepare UK GAAP/IFRS trial balance and financial statements
  • Understand and work with the differences between US GAAP and UK GAAP/IFRS
  • Take on key projects such as business cases, technical memos, detailed analysis and operational reviews
  • Assist the UK Head of Accounting with process improvements
  • Build close working relationships with the rest of the UK Finance team as well as intercompany partners
  • Work across the organisation's matrix structure, providing support to those that need it and obtaining information when it is required
  • Strive for continuous process improvements.

KEY DUTIES/TASKS:
  • Preparation of an annual financial statements and related support
  • Post journals based on well-prepared support and present such support for scrutiny to management and auditors
  • Prepare sound balance sheet reconciliations and support
  • Prepare detailed calculations for key accounting areas
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key members of staff

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • The role currently has no management responsibilities.

KEY STAKEHOLDERS:
  • Head of Accounting
  • UK CFO
  • Business Teams reporting to all members of UK EXCOM
  • Resource Planning Managers
  • Financial Accountant & Team
  • Head of FP&A

Skills, Education and Other Requirements

Skills:
  • Microsoft Office essential (Advanced Excel, Basic Word and PowerPoint)
  • Comfortable with large amounts of data
  • Oracle and Hyperion Planning experience preferred

Education and Experience:
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA)
  • Audit experience preferred
  • Experience of an international corporate structure and matrix organisation would be an advantage

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following capabilities:

Teamwork
  • Builds and maintains strong working relationships
  • Actively networks across the business, contribute to cross functional teams
  • Values delivering high quality service to internal & external clients

Communication
  • Communicates with tact & sensitivity, invites feedback
  • Expresses facts in a clear and concise manner
  • Recognises information required from others and informs them appropriately
  • Analytical & Problem Solving
  • Able to obtain unbiased information by effectively questioning and probing
  • Uses sound rationale for problem identification and decision making
  • Goes beyond the initial findings and takes steps to check multiple data sources and interpret various types of data

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