Financial Accountant

Job Title: Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 12 Months
REF: AF171019_1571330034
Contact Name: Alex Feeney
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

The Consultancy Group are currently recruiting for a newly qualified Financial Accountant to join a leading media outlet. Based in their Central London office this role is a 12 month Fixed Term Contract.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the monthly reporting of 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
  • Weekly update of the cashbooks for the group companies & maintenance of the group's cash flow forecasts
  • Deputise where necessary for the Group Financial Controller
  • Regulation & compliance
  • Preparation of quarterly VAT returns (including EU MOSS) 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
  • Providing analysis and information for the Group's Research & Development submissions
  • Key contact for information in respect of UK and US tax and compliance returns
  • 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
  • Continuous improvement of monthly and weekly templates
  • Regular audit checks of all systems
  • Contribute to a strong and effective financial control environment
  • 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
  • Create additional management reporting information across the group as required
  • Other ad-hoc duties as required

The Candidate

  • The ideal candidate will have attention to detail, a logical approach to managing and prioritising their day and workload
  • Experience using SUN Systems & Q&A analysis module desirable but not essential
  • Ability to communicate at all levels, both written and verbal
  • Strong IT skills, including Excel
  • Experience in management accounting and FP&A which include 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
  • A newly/qualified accountant ACA/ACCA (or other overseas equivalent)