Financial Accountant

Gallaford Search
Chester, UK
15 Sep 2019
26 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Gallaford Search Recruitment brief;
Salary £41,000
Location; Chester.
Must Haves
  • Qualification
  • Excel
  • commercial finance
Working hours-Mon- Fri-9-5:30pm

Although we work hard, we also believe in rewarding that hard work. In addition to salaries, we offer a generous benefits package including:
  • 33 days' holiday (including bank holidays)
  • An additional day off during the week of your Birthday
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Staff pension
  • Private Medical
  • Death in Service payment
  • Subsidised park and ride passes
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
  • Long service awards - cash payments and increases in holiday allowances
  • Staff discount on cottage holidays
  • Free worldwide travel insurance (including family members)
  • Wellness extras, including free annual flu jabs, reflexology sessions and free fruit supplied in the office
  • Pension

The Financial Accountant must have credible knowledge of the issues facing the business on a day-to-day basis and in the longer term. They should be able to pro-actively develop and improve business processes whilst maintaining the Company's professional image. They need to be able to provide clear communications between all parts of the business and will be forward looking in anticipating future challenges and opportunities and respond to these with effective planning.

Role Outline

As our newest Financial Accountant, you will demonstrate excellent teamwork across all departments. He or she will be responsible for developing and maintaining key relationships across the business, working to achieve the following results:

Owner's Choice
  • Support the Finance team to provide the best experience to owners
  • To minimise disruption to owners throughout the acquisition and integration process.
  • Owner and Customer communication to be consistent with company values at all times
  • To minimise disruption to customers throughout the acquisition and integration process.

Best Platform
  • Work with the data and platform development team in relation to the acquisitions
  • Work with the data and platform development team to drive improvements and efficiencies in the current systems and processes

  • Provide support with integrating the acquisition and review processes
  • Provide data as per audit requests and to other external stakeholders
  • Provide support to finance team and other departments with ad-hoc requests

Any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as requested by your line manager.

Skill Requirements

Essential to have:
  • 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.
  • Attention to detail
  • Friendly approach to all members of the organisation
  • Highly self-motivated and proactive
  • Professional approach and attitude
  • Takes ownership
  • Maintains focus under pressure
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude

Nice to have:
  • Experience working with Sage 200

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