Financial Accountant

England, West Sussex
18 Oct 2016
25 Oct 2016
James Mills
Contract Type
Full Time

My client are a well established West Sussex firm looking for an outstanding Financial Accountant.

Client Details

International brand with strong ties to Sussex. Consistently strong growth figures and currently are planning ambitious future growth


The Financial Accountant will:

  • Manage, coach and develop a team (inc. recruitment, performance reviews/management).
    • Manage outsourced service providers, ensure the delivery is timely, to a high standard and within budget.
    • Ensure the financial statements and analysis are accurate monthly and completed in-line with Corporate's timetable / guidelines

    • Complete / contribute towards high quality, accurate and detailed balance sheet reconciliations monthly, and balance sheet flux analysis quarterly, in-line with Corporate's timetable / guidelines.

    • Provide assistance for internal audits, ensuring compliance with AE's global standards and policies.

    • Journal preparation and posting.

    • Calculation of other accruals.

    • Bad debt calculation.

    • Payroll accounting and reconciliation.

    • Holiday accruals.

    • Calculation of sales commissions.

    • Ensure staff expense claims are processed timely and challenge any which aren't aligned with Corporate / regional policy. Ensure any staff advances remain current.

    • Effectively manage the relationship with the Shared Service Centre in China maximising their capabilities and process efficiency.

    • Support the External Reporting & Tax Manager:-

    • Management of accurate and timely posting of invoices / journals.

    • Resolution of external audit queries.

    • Analysing / reporting VAT / Intrastat / EC Sales position.

    • Posting of GAAP translation journals in SAP.

    • Support the Analyst:-

    • Management of accurate and timely posting of invoices / journals.

    • Support the regional transactional processing team.

  • Stand in for the Finance Manager in their absence.


The successful Financial Accountant will fulfil the following criteria:

  • Qualified in Accountancy (or significant experience) ACCA, CIMA or ICAE&W.
    • 3 years+ experience in accounting / finance.
    • International / European exposure.
    • Working within a manufacturing organisation is preferable.

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