Financial Accountant, Heathrow, Logistics, up to £40k

£35k - 40k per year
04 May 2021
01 Jun 2021
Ellie Heanue
Experience Levels
Part Qualified
Contract Type
Full Time

Financial Accountant, Heathrow, Logistics, up to £40k

Are you a part-qualified/finalist Financial accountant looking for your next step? Following a company restructure in line with anticipated future growth, an exciting new position of Financial Accountant to join a renowned Logistics business. This role will be managing a new finance team and you will be responsible for the financial control of the UK business. This is comprised of 3 different entities, including tax, statutory and audit responsibilities as well as owning the liquidity/cash forecasting for the businesses.

Reporting into the Financial Controller you will be responsible for:

  • Management of all underlying subledgers and reconciliation with team members.
  • Management of audit process, developing relationships with external auditors.
  • Adhering to and developing internal financial controls, improving processes where necessary.
  • Production of accurate internal management reports along with the Management Accountants.
  • Leading the cash forecasting process.
  • Full spectrum of cash flow management and reconciliations.
  • Leading, developing and motivating the finance team of 5.
  • Managing the team functions – billing, credit control, accounts payable, banking & treasury.
  • Developing and improving finance system and processes for greater efficiency.
  • Establishing and maintaining financial policies and procedures for the company.
  • Understanding and adhering to financial regulations and legislation.
  • Working closely with the Finance Director, Financial Controller and Management Accountants.


  • Finalist/ Part-Qualified ACCA/ACA/CIMA
  • Managerial / Leadership / Mentorship experience
  • Multi-site experience.
  • Several years of experience as a finance accountant.
  • Background in transactional heavy organisations, e.g Cargo industry, industrial services or manufacturing.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Excel and modelling.
  • Strong leadership attributes with process.
  • Ability to foster strong teamwork amongst a large team.

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