Financial Accountant

Financial Accountant

  • Location

    Reading, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    £200 - £240 per day + + bens

  • Contact:

    Fiona Price

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Gleeson Recruitment Group are delighted to be working exclusively with our high-profile, multi-national, impressive Pharmaceutical client, who's Head Quarters are in Reading, who seek a Qualified Financial Accountant for their growing finance team to cover a period of 6 months maternity cover.

You will ideally be Qualified (ACCA/CIMA/ACA), combined with recent. hands-on financial accounting experience, ideally from a multi-site, or Shared Service Centre background. This role initially will be hired on a 6-9 month basis to cover maternity leave and our client is able to offer an immediate start.

You will report into the Head of Financial Accounting, and working (remotely initially) with a close-knit Financial Accounting team - the majority of which are Part Qualified and Qualified.

Your responsibilities as the Financial Accountant will be varied, and will include:

- Accruals, Prepayments
- Fixed Assets
- Month-end Reconciliations
- Balance Sheet Recs and Bank Reconciliations
- Multi-currency transactions
- Business Partnering with the wider finance and non-finance business
- Daily advanced use of Excel

The successful profile as the Financial Accountant will ideally be:

- Proactive, and be a good problem solver
- Be able to cope with large volumes of work, whilst being able to cope under pressure
- Be focussed with a high attention to detail
- Add value in all areas of the Financial Accounting team and be prepared to step up when required
- Be Qualified (ACCA/CIMA/ACA)
- Demonstrable experience of working in a similar fast-paced role, and ideally advanced Excel (pivot tables, v-lookups preferred)

This is a great Financial Accountant opportunity to join an established, well recognised business - and although initially working from home, and on-boarded at home, you may returning to the Reading Office towards the end of the 6 months. Therefore it's essential that you are able to commute easily to the Reading site. Free parking on offer and close to all public transport routes. My client can offer superb training and on-boarding, flexibility and a very friendly working environment.

Please contact me for a full job spec for this Financial Accountant position and for further details. My client can offer an immediate start but will wait up to 2 weeks for the right person.

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