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Financial Accountant

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22 Oct 2021

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I am recruiting for a Financial Accountant to join my clients finance department based in Hersham.

This is a full time permanent position. This role will report to the Senior Accountant. This role will suit someone who has come from a commercial background e.g. FMCG.

Flexible working: 4 days in the office, 1 day work from home.

The Financial Accountant will be responsible for the maintenance of the General Ledger including processing of journals, account analysis and all associated transactions and reporting requirements.

Responsibilities include:
  • Manage one Assistant Accountant
  • Manage day to day Assistant Accountant
  • Bi annual performance reviews
  • Manage process of preparing journals for payroll, prepayments, accruals etc.
  • Manage month end process for both brands, ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Liaise with Controllers based in Head Office
  • Review reconciliation analysis for all balance sheet accounts
  • Maintain fixed asset module
  • Manage fixed asset process, counter contribution recharges
  • Monthly maintenance of WIP account
  • Manage and review monthly depreciation run, analyse and report
  • Extract data monthly to post into ERP system
  • Provide reconciliation between both systems to controllers
  • Manage cash entries, process, ensure accuracy and deadlines are met
  • Review weekly bank reconciliations
  • Manage reconciliations
  • Confirm cash pooling balance to group and ensure related postings interest rec'd, paid etc
  • Manage and review cash flow spreadsheets for entry into group reporting system (Syrus)
  • Produce monthly sales reconciliation
  • Produce monthly stock reconciliation
  • Manage monthly boutique reconciliations
  • Produce monthly stock reconciliations
  • Review and process quarterly UK VAT returns
  • Review annual PSA and TAS returns prior to submission
  • Arrange payment of VAT, Corporation Tax, TAS and PSA
  • Review preparation of quarterly corporation tax schedules
  • Manage Intrastat & EC Sales list reporting
  • Manage monthly process and reconcile intercompany balances with Group
  • Ensure analysis and monthly recharges are processed
  • Ensure intercompany payments are made in line with group policy
  • Liaise with other brands to ensure month end accruals are accounted for
  • Manage audit process
  • Produce base documents to support the Statutory accounts for both Companies
  • Produce Statutory accounts
  • Prepare national statistical reports for Distribution and services, Quarterly stock, Monthly turnover, Quarterly headcount etc.

Key Competencies
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Able to deal with ambiguity

Technical Skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft office (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • AX Microsoft Dynamics preferable

Person Spec
  • Part qualified accountant
  • Proactive and dynamic
  • Experience of month end accounting
  • Quick thinking
  • Must have a sense of urgency
  • Good time management
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