UK Financial Accountant

England, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough
£45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
12 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Richard Smith
Job Title
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
The successful candidate will provide a financial service to the business ensuring:

*The quality and timely processing of financial information (see below);
*Appropriate controls are developed as required and adhered to;
*Timely and accurate external reporting/compliance.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

*Prepare the Group's monthly consolidation model.
*Provide technical accounting guidance to the FD, FC and business as required.
*Support the development of Short term Cash Forecasts wherever possible.
*Support the Finance Manager - Cash with cash forecasting and review daily outputs to understand movements prior to submission to the FC and FD.
*Drive the development of Group finance systems to deliver efficient and effective finance processes.
*Manage and develop direct reports covering performance reviews and setting of objectives.
*Active involvement in the integration of new acquisitions into the Group to ensure adherence to Group policy and reporting compliance.
*Report debtors, bad debt exposure and collection process through 1st and 2nd stage DCA. Ensure accurate, controlled but simplified accounting is in place.
*Prepare Balance Sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis according to timetable, with specific close attention to GRNI and debtors (incl. Flexipay) / SL control.
*Prepare intrastats and Government statistics (ONS) reporting and ensure returns are made in a timely manner.
*Ensure the accuracy of P11D information supplied to Payroll dept.
*Liaison with auditors to complete year end statutory accounts together with Tax Computations (incl. deferred tax) - completion of 'prop forma'. Preparation and maintenance of the consolidation model and ensure clear reconciliation of Man A/cs.
*In conjunction with the Finance Manager - Cash manage the Group's relationship with bankers and other external advisors as necessary.
*Actively support the identification and management of business risk.
*Spread financial awareness and competence to all business functions as appropriate.
*Ad hoc support to FA, FC and FD as required.
*Responsible for the preparation of the Groups consolidated accounts and the accounts of its holding companies.
*Preparation of banking covenants together with scenarios and sensitivities around these.

Person Specification

*Strong technical ability; IFRS, corporation & deferred tax experience preferable.
*Expert Excel skills
*Ability to work in a fast-paced environment to deadlines
*Experience of control implementation
*Commercial awareness
*Strong communication skills and experience of explaining complex issues clearly
*Experience of working in a complex business (legal structure and operationally)
*Retail experience (high volume, low value) desirable
*A driven individual with a strong work ethic.

Badenoch & Clark is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Badenoch & Clark is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a registered Disability Symbol User.