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Senior Financial Accountant - Reading

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*Senior Financial Accountant - Reading*

*Senior Financial Accountant*
*45,000 - 50,000 depending on experience*
*Reading Support Office*

WSH is the parent company for leading brands operating in the catering and hospitality sectors. Our brands operate in diverse sectors, including:

Public spaces - such as the Science Museum, St Pancras Champagne bar and Dublin Zoo
Workspaces - from oil rigs to investments banks
Education - primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, and universities

A central support office provides financial and other administrative services to the group companies each of whom retains its own personality and who operate across a number of catering and hospitality markets.

*Senior Financial Accountant benefits:*
33 Days holiday inclusive of bank holidays
Bupa and Pension
Discounts available from choices app, from high street shops to holidays and cinemas
Excellent future progression and development opportunities

*Senior Financial Accountant requirements:*
Reporting to the Head of Financial Reporting, the Senior Financial Accountant is responsible for preparing the consolidated management accounts and reporting for lenders. The role will also involve supporting the annual audit and budgeting processes. In the event of acquisitions, a strong technical accounting knowledge is required for acquisition accounting.
Prepare the consolidated management accounts pack within monthly timetable
Post group company and consolidation adjustments
Preparation of the monthly and quarterly reporting for bank finance lenders
Prepare acquisition accounting entries along with supporting papers for auditors
Preparing consolidated group forecasts
Share responsibility with Financial Accounting Manager reviewing reconciliations required by team of Financial Accountants
Preparation of balance sheet reconciliations for complex/consolidation accounts
Preparation of acquisition accounting papers
Goodwill impairment assessments
Preparation of statutory accounts supporting fellow senior financial accountant
Continually identifying process improvement opportunities within the team and implementing them

*What we would like from our Senior Financial Accountant:*
Relevant professional accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills (pivot tables, vlookups, Index Match, Sumifs, modelling and similar)
Self-motivated to produce high quality work to tight timescales
Excellent team player with clear communication skills, both written and verbal
Strong leadership skills with strong desire to develop themselves and their teams
Proven ability to influence change and improve processes
High level of honesty and integrity

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