Financial Accountant

Howett Thorpe
Guildford, Surrey
£40,000 - £45,000 per annum
23 Aug 2019
30 Aug 2019
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time

Howett Thorpe is delighted to be working with an award winning business who are based in Guildford and who support in excess of 140 business units across the UK.


Reference: HT12926


Financial Accountant - About the Role

You will take ownership for the full month end process, covering; purchase ledger, nominal ledger, bank reconciliations, balance sheet reconciliations, monthly management accountants, weekly cash flow forecasting, corporate tax, PAYE/NI, and statutory accounts. You will support and develop two staff. Oversee the development and likely migration of the accounting system (in conjunction with the FP&A Manager and FC). Maintain the current FRS102 accounting standards.


The successful Financial Accountant will be:

  • A qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/ACMA) or a very strong QBE
  • Have a proven ability to produce monthly management accounts and annual statutory accounts
  • Able to demonstrate previous experience of maintaining a financial reporting package
  • Experience of working with multi-site locations would be beneficial
  • A desire to work for a fast growing, entrepreneurial, PE backed business
  • The ability to coach and develop financial accounting team members
  • Good communication skills


Financial Accountant - Benefits

  • Salary £40,000 - £45,000
  • Bonus scheme (% of salary to be confirmed)
  • Pension scheme up to 8% matched contribution
  • Buy/sell holiday, as well as 2 additional days at Christmas on top of normal allowance
  • Health insurance programme (from 2 years length of service)
  • Maternity package (from 3 years length of service)
  • Cycle to work scheme & Payroll Giving
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • 1x paid Volunteer day per year to support a charity/fundraising activity of your choice
  • Staff discount: 50% for family members
  • 26-30 Railcard or Young Persons Railcard (16-25)
  • Discounted Tastecard
  • Extensive internal training opportunities


Howett Thorpe are acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role and comply with all relevant UK legislation and do not discriminate on any protected characteristics. Due to the high volume of applications we currently receive, we are unable to respond to all candidates. If you do not hear from a Consultant within 5 working days please assume that you have not been successful.


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