Financial Accountant

Job Title: Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Duration: 12 Months
REF: AF160719_1570552347
Contact Name: Alex Feeney
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

The Consultancy Group is currently recruiting for a leading Retail Business that requires a Financial Accountant on a 12-month fixed-term contract. The role will support the Head of Finance in managing finance and accounting operations across the Group companies. The role has a unique perspective as it includes elements of corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, financial planning as well as maintenance of internal control policies and procedures and a strong control environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial accounting
  • Responsible for the monthly reporting of the group holding companies
  • Support the year-end Group consolidation and annual financial statements process including drafting financial accounts and related notes
  • Involvement in the timetabling and preparation of annual budgets/forecasts
  • Be a key contact for the auditors and tax advisors as part of the annual financial audit; answering queries and providing documentation
  • Deputise where necessary for the Head of Finance
  • Regulation & compliance
  • Preparation of quarterly VAT returns as well as other tax returns for group companies
  • Responsible for insurance returns of the Group which includes liaising with the business to gather relevant information
  • Key contact for information in respect of UK tax and compliance return
  • Maintenance of exchange rates in all finance-related systems
  • Creation & maintenance of budget templates and other systems generated templates as required by the finance team
  • Adopt a business partnering approach when interacting with key stakeholders, providing ad hoc analysis and modelling to support decision making and projects across all Group companies

Previous Experience:

The ideal candidate will have attention to detail, a logical approach to managing and prioritising their day and workload

  • A qualified accountant ACA/ACCA (or other overseas equivalent)
  • Ability to communicate at all levels, both written and verbal
  • Strong IT skills, including Excel
  • Experience in management accounting which includes all aspects of account preparation and analysis, costs control, planning and budgeting
  • Interest in financial accounting and controls which would include statutory accounts preparation & tax reporting