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Financial Controls - Senior Accountant

Robert Walters
Hatfield, UK
Closing date
3 Dec 2020

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Excellent Financial Controls opportunity - 12 Month FTC - for a leading retail business based in Hertfordshire.

Financial Controls Senior Accountant required, for a leading retail business based in Hertfordshire.

As Financial Controls Senior Accountant you will be a valued team member responsible and take individual ownership for aspects of the design and development of the Group's internal controls framework, the governance and monitoring of financial controls, documentation of risks and controls, training of a wide range of stakeholders and providing deliverables and liaising with the Group's auditors.

In this role, you will interact with a wide variety of people across finance and the supporting functions. This is a great opportunity to build strong relationships with the wider finance team, whilst gaining exposure to various accounting treatments and connected controls, therefore viewing the 'bigger picture.'

This role may also include providing support to the Group Finance Department in ad hoc projects, process improvements and other finance related projects driven by the growth of the business.


Responsible for coaching and overseeing the work of one part-qualified accountant
Responsible for design improvements, ongoing maintenance and monitoring of Group's Financial Controls Framework
Responsible for working across Finance, and the wider business, to deliver training and embed processes and controls
Presentation to Senior Finance Leadership in relation to Financial Controls
Identification of control deficiencies and leading on the design and delivery of remediation plans
Inputting into the vision for future development of the Group's financial control environment
Liaising with external Auditors, addressing requests and assisting with driving improvements raised by external stakeholders
Participate in projects supporting Ocado's rapidly growing business, driving improvements to accounting and reporting processes that support the growth of the business

Skills, Experience and Qualifications


Minimum 2+ years PQE (preferably ACA / ACCA qualified)
Experience of implementing and/or monitoring a financial control framework
Experience of the COSO Framework, governance, and controls background, and must have PLC experience.
Strong presentation and report writing skills
Strong Microsoft Excel skills
Competent Microsoft Word user
Experience of ERP systems (e.g. Oracle Financials r12)
Experience using Hyperion (Planning and Budgeting)
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