Financial Accountant

Droitwich, Worcestershire
Salary: £35-£40k
11 Jan 2022
08 Feb 2022
Health, Leisure
Contract Type
Full Time

Financial Accountant

Parkwood Leisure Head Office - Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire.

Salary: £35-£40k

Full Time, Permanent

This is an outstanding career opportunity with a not for profit charitable organisation committed to providing a diverse and meaningful range of leisure and culture related activities for the local communities in which we serve.

The Opportunity

Primary objectives and responsibilities for the Financial Accountant will be:

  • Assist the Senior Financial Accountant in ensuring all financial requirements detailed within the Contracts and Leases with our partners (local authorities/trust partners etc), are completed within the required deadlines, in the required formats.  These include but are not limited to:
    • Client information reports (monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, annually)
    • Independent reviews (externally verified financial reports)
    • Management Fees calculations
    • Lifecycle fund calculations
    • Income/Profit share reports and calculations
    • Income Benchmark reports and calculations
    • Utility Benchmark reports and calculations
    • Deductions calculations
  • Assist the Senior Financial Accountant with the year end statutory accounts and audit process for all entities:
    • Preparation of the year end reporting packs for Group Consolidation
    • Preparation of the individual entity statutory accounts
    • Liaising with the auditors
    • Preparation and provision of information requested by the auditors
    • Completion of the corporation tax packs to enable Group to complete the annual tax returns
  • Assist the Senior Financial Accountant with annual budget process, including:
    • The capital budget
    • The provision of P&L site budget files for operational management to populate, including pre population of central information
    • Consolidation of the P&L budgets for each entity
    • Preparation of the balance sheet & cash flow budgets for each entity
  • Assist with the preparation of any other financial reports required by board directors or external parties
  • Assist with maintaining the integrity of the financial results, ensuring that accounting standards are adhered to
  • To undertake any other duties as may be required by the company or line management

The Person

  • Qualified accountant
  • Must be IT proficient, strong spreadsheet skills are essential
  • Meticulous, organised, enthusiastic and hardworking
  • Good time management and the willingness to take a hands on approach
  • Proven ability to work within tight deadlines and timescales, good time management is essential
  • Have a good attention to detail, ability to coordinate substantial amounts of information
  • Able to work with a high degree of independence and as part of a multi-disciplined team
  • Strong communication skills, able to build and maintain effective relationships with non-finance stakeholders and clients
  • Able to explain accounting principles in basic terminology
  • Capable of dealing and interfacing at all levels within the business
  • Able to meet the demands of the role by working additional hours when required.


What can Parkwood Leisure offer you?

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave
  • Employee health cash plan
  • Employee discount portal - discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Company sick pay
  • Career progression
  • Training and development

Closing date

8th Feb 2022

How to Apply

Please apply below now with a cover letter and CV to be considered for the position.

About Parkwood Leisure

Parkwood Leisure was established over 20 years ago and is now one of the UK's leading operators of publicly owned leisure facilities. Working with Legacy and Lex Leisure, we’re a company that’s proud to deliver a first-class service to each of the facilities we manage and is committed to working with local communities to make a difference and provide a healthier and happier lifestyle to the communities we serve.

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