Financial Accountant

England, London, South West London
£300 - £320 per day
13 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Sacha Young
Contract Type
Full Time

I am currently recruiting for a Financial Accountant for a large media business. You must be immediately available or on 1 week notice.

Financial Reporting, including but not limited to:

  • Managing the collection of financial information from the businesses within Europe and Africa.
  • Consolidation of monthly USGAAP financial statements and financial reporting in parallel with corporate requirements.
  • Monitoring and analysing monthly results and preparing consolidation narratives for forecast, budget and prior year variances
  • Assisting with the review of cashflow and balance sheet reporting
  • Review of monthly DSO analysis
  • Ensuring consistency and integrity between P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflows
  • Making a proactive contribution to progressively improve monthly financial reporting speed and quality
  • Supporting Interim Director, Financial Reporting with FX, treasury, tax and hedging projects as required
  • Working closely with LA office to coordinate and provide supplementary analysis and ad hoc requests

Systems, Compliance & Control, including but not limited to:

  • Working with local finance teams to ensure consistent and accurate reporting in compliance with Group policies, local and US GAAP
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining consistent policies and controls (both financial and non-financial) across the businesses
  • Promoting a robust control environment across the Europe & Africa region
  • Coordinating and supporting the implementation of key financial systems (Peoplesoft accounting system, Hyperion reporting system, Persub (internal subs tracking / billing system) across Europe
  • Working with the Peoplesoft accounting system across Europe to establish consistency and automation for the production of financial informationRegional Overhead Allocation Processes, including but not limited to:
  • Controlling and processing of company expenses in relation to budget, accuracy and adherence to group policies
  • Managing the accounting for regional overhead costs and the process to allocate those costs within Europe & AfricaAd hoc as required

Person Profile:

  • Qualified Accountant with at least five years PQE
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate clearly with a range of people across countries
  • Commercially astute and highly numerate
  • Financial reporting experience in a multi-site, multi-currency business
  • IT literate with strong Excel skills and accounting systems knowledge
  • Use of Hyperion reporting systems desirable

For immediate consideration please email Sacha Young via the application portal.