Financial and Management Accountant

England, London
£50000 - £54000 per annum
11 Jan 2019
18 Jan 2019
Alicia Loates
Job Title
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time

The role reports to the Finance Director and has responsibility for accounting/reporting for the REIT and certain other subsidiaries. Two unqualified Assistant Accountants work on the relevant entities and are responsible for posting the majority of underlying accounting entries (sale and purchase invoices, payment journals, bank reconciliations etc).

Day to day responsibilities

  • Preparation of quarterly management accounts and commentary on results, including reporting to external minority investors in each portfolio where necessary
  • Consolidation of group accounts and relevant sub-groups
  • Preparation of statutory accounts under UK GAAP and liaison with auditors, including preparation of audit files
  • Preparation of quarterly loan rollover packs and compliance certificates; initial point of contact for lenders
  • Preparation of annual budgets
  • Preparation of fortnightly cash flow forecasts to assist with investment decisions and distributions
  • Assisting tax advisors in the preparation of the annual corporation tax returns; liaison with advisors on tax queries and investigations by HMRC
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Maintenance of accounting ledgers and fixed asset register
  • Review and coding of purchase invoices
  • Ad hoc projects, such as facilitating liquidations of historic entities, and assistance to other team members as required

Important characteristics:

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified or overseas equivalent
  • Strong technical background (UK GAAP/FRS 102 and IFRS), preferably including experience of consolidation
  • Ability to summarise results and provide commentary on key points, i. seeing the wood for the trees
  • Ability to work independently in a small team to tight deadlines
  • Ability to deal directly with directors and other senior staff
  • Property experience useful but not essential
  • Basic understanding of tax and VAT