Interim Financial Accountant

Job Title: Interim Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: South West London, London
Salary: £250 - £300 per day
Duration: 9 Months
REF: KP657_1567099211
Contact Name: Kishan Patel
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

The Consultancy Group are working closely with a global retailer based in South London. The business have shown strong growth over the last few years and are looking for an Interim Financial Accountant to add to their fun, vibrant team.

Key responsibilities:

Fixed Assets and Capital Expenditure:
* To maintain the fixed asset register by accounting for additions, disposals, calculating depreciation, and reconciling to the nominal ledger
* Deliver suite of fixed asset reports on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis
* To monitor, review and analyse capital expenditure. This includes review and reporting of on-going projects, analysis of closed projects versus original specifications & budget, and improving and bringing efficiencies to the overall capital expenditure process
* As part of the Annual Tax Computation, to maintain and prepare capital allowances

Month End
* Ownership of monthly trial balance and balance sheet
* Prepare monthly manual journal review and commentary
* Business partnering with multiple cost centres including Shop Development, HQ, Shop Repairs & Maintenance, Insurance, Electricity & Gas, and Merchandising for Management Accounts
* Monthly P&L reviews and Business Opportunities & Risks of the above cost centres
* Prepare monthly VAT and Gift voucher reconciliations
* Review all UK and International cash reconciliations
* Review petty cash and shop float reconciliations
* Prepare the concession sales accrual and the loan interest accrual * Perform detailed credit card analysis and the monthly accrual
* Perform monthly and year to date Sales reconciliation and provide commentary

Tax and VAT:
* Prepare and submit the periodic VAT returns for multiple international countries and keeping abreast of any changes in local requirements
* Prepare and submit branch accounts and corporation tax returns including liaising with professional service providers to ensure submission deadlines are met
* Prepare and submit Intrastat and EC Sales lists for multiple international countries
* Review the UK EC Sales & Intrastat prior to submission
* Monitor distance selling and Intrastat thresholds and liaise with external consultants to register for VAT accordingly

Year End:
* Prepare statutory accounts
* Responsible for managing and overseeing interim and year-end audit and liaising with external auditors
* Manage the forward contract revaluation gain/loss
* Work closely with the Financial Accounting Manager/Financial Controller on all areas of statutory accounts across UK and internationally, year end, audit queries, tax and VAT

Cash Banking:
* Manage, coach and mentor the Banking & Assistant Financial Accountant
* Maintaining the Bank mandates and cash business processes
* Transactional relationship with external banks and cash couriers
* Ensure shop banking procedure documents are kept updated and are followed by the shops Other areas
* Ad hoc support on project work relating to Cash & Banking and Technical areas
* Ongoing business process improvements
* Maintain the commodity code table in NAV and liaise with external consultants to ensure codes are up to date
* Annual review of the PCI policy and update with new legislations introduced
* Work closely with the Loss Prevention manager and coordinate the internal PCI audit

Key Skills:

- Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA
- International VAT experience
- CAPEX experience
- Immediately Available