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Financial Accountant

Closing date
22 Oct 2021

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Salary Band
Annual, £40,000 - £49,999
Contract Type
Full Time
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I am urgently seeking an experienced Financial Accountant for a key client of mine based on the outskirts of Byfleet.

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

Main responsibilty of the Financial Accountant include:

Manage one Assistant Accountant

Manage day to day Assistant Accountant

Bi annual performance reviews

Ensure SMART objectives

• General Ledger

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 London Head Office

Review reconciliation analysis for all balance sheet accounts

• Fixed Assets

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

• IFRS 16/Lease accounting

Maintain information held in internal Leasa tool of relevant leases

Extract data monthly to post into ERP system

Provide reconciliation between both systems to controllers

• Cash/Treasury reporting

Manage cash entries, process, ensure accuracy and deadlines are met

Review weekly bank reconciliations for both brands

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)

• Sales and stock management

Produce monthly sales reconciliation for the stores

Produce monthly stock reconciliation for the stores

Manage monthly reconciliations

Produce monthly stock reconciliations

• VAT, Tax & PSA

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

• Intercompany

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

• Audit/Statutory accounts

Manage audit process for for the subsidary and supply audit back up

Produce base documents to support the Statutory accounts for both Companies

Produce Statutory accounts for both Companies

• National Statistics

Prepare national statistical reports for Distribution and services, Quarterly stock, Monthly turnover, Quarterly headcount etc.

• Other

Support the Senior Accountant with ad hoc queries, analysis and projects

This role reports to the Senior Accountant and has one direct report.

Technical Skills required:

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft office (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

AX Microsoft Dynamics preferable


Part qualified ACCA accountant/ Qualified

Proactive and dynamic

Experience of month end accounting

Excellent analytical skills

Quick thinking, calm under pressure, helpful and willing to deal with queries

Must have a sense of urgency, be prompt in a fast changing environment
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