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Record to Report Accounting Analyst

Remote working
Up to £28,980 

Job Overview

Are you passionate about precision and efficiency in Accounting operations? Are you ready to take your career to the next level in a dynamic and collaborative environment? Look no further!

We're seeking a dedicated individual to join our team, primary responsibility is to perform the day-to-day processes in all aspects of the financial recording and reporting process to ensure accurate, timely, and compliant completion of all transactions.

We are Reach plc, you might not have heard of us but we have probably met without you even realising it.

We are home to the UK and Ireland’s most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers. From the Mirror, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, BirminghamLive and the Manchester Evening News (plus lots more), our brands and the stories we cover are as varied as our people. We help all kinds of people share experiences through our stories because we believe this is what makes us human.

You will be joining the UK’s largest commercial national and regional news publisher with a monthly readership of 47 million people. With over 100 national and regional news brands, we boast the largest online audience of any news publisher in the UK. Brimming with talented individuals, we are incredibly passionate about what we do and our people.

Job Description

As a Record to Report Analyst, you'll be responsible for a diverse range of tasks, from recording financial transactions such as invoices, receipts, assets management and payments, to participating in month-end closing processes and general ledger reconciliations.

Your keen eye for detail will be instrumental in performing balance sheet and bank reconciliations, as well as supporting the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial reports.

Your role will also involve ensuring that financial transactions, policies, and procedures adhere to company standards and regulatory requirements, while actively participating in the management and resolution of issues within the Record-to-Report (RTR) process.

Analyse financial data and make recommendations for process improvements whilst contributing to internal and external audit processes and ensure the implementation of audit recommendations.

Collaboration will be key as you work closely with finance and non-finance teams to rectify inconsistencies and inaccuracies, contributing to a seamless operational flow.

 

Skills

  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Good knowledge of financial and accounting software.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet stringent deadlines.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and MS Office tools, particularly MS Excel.

 

Qualifications & Experience

  • Qualified accountant or qualified through relevant experience in an accounting role.
  • Previous experience in a similar finance or accounting role, preferably in RTR process.
  • Experience with accounting software and financial reporting systems.
  • Strong knowledge of financial reporting standards and regulations.
  • Experience in working with large-scale data and performing detailed financial analysis.
  • Previous involvement in month-end closing and financial statement preparation.

Essential Behaviours

  • Collaboration – Demonstration of working collaboratively, internally and externally.
  • Determination – Demonstration of perseverance to achieve effective outcomes.
  • Imagination – Demonstration of creativity and innovation
  • Customer Focus – Consider the Customer in everything we do

Salary & Benefits

 

We are offering a salary of up to £28,980 and benefits including;

  • 25 days’ holiday per year when you join. After three, five and ten years’ service with Reach, you’ll accrue one additional day of annual leave. We also have a Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Giving back day - an additional day’s leave each year to support a cause close to your heart
  • Enhanced family leave - including maternity, paternity and adoption - and you’ll be eligible after just six months’ employment
  • As one of the UK’s top 50 Inclusive Employers everyone’s invited to join our events, programmes and networks to celebrate diversity and build an environment where all our people can thrive
  • Wellbeing support - including a 24/7 assistance programme for you and your nearest and dearest,
  • Awesome career opportunities - you’ll have support from your line manager and a range of learning & development programmes
  • member of the 30% Club, a global campaign aimed at increasing gender diversity at board and senior management levels
  • Help saving for your retirement - join our pension scheme and we’ll match contributions up to 6%

Reach plc believes diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business, and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation. We are happy to consider applications on a flexible working basis, and will always aim to accommodate requests where possible.