Financial Accountant

Financial Accountant

  • Location

    Walsall, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    £45000.00 - £51000.00 per annum + Bonus, Car, Pension

  • Contact:

    Tom Soten

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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Gleeson Recruitment Group are currently supporting a FTSE 250 business based in Walsall who are recruiting for a Financial Accountant to join them in there Group Function. This role would ideally suit an individual who is currently working in either a Big4 or Top10 firm.

Key Accountabilities: Financial Accountant, Walsall

Group financial reporting

  • Establish a good working knowledge of the Hyperion Financial Management (Consolidation) system and in time, complete the consolidation for the Group.
  • Initially support the Head of Financial Reporting in preparation of the monthly accounts with a specific reference to processing consolidation journals, checking the integrity of the consolidation and clearing any identified errors through liaison with local teams and Group reporting colleagues.
  • Complete Group balance sheet reconciliations, liaising with local teams to understand balance sheet movements.
  • Support the preparation of the Annual Report and Interim Report together with liaison with external auditors, with a view that over time this role would take a leading role in the Annual Report process.
  • Own the process of collating data from the businesses at interim and year end to support accounting disclosures and prepare supporting deliverables files for audit.

Group finance and controls

  • In conjunction with HFM specialists and the Head of Financial Reporting, contribute to the administration and enhancement of the Group's HFM environment.
  • Maintain and update the Group Financial Toolkit, a key part of our financial governance and control structure.
  • Take part in ad hoc Group Finance projects including enhancement of the control environment through the use of new technologies, robotics & automation.
  • Support the Head Office Senior Accountant working with external brokers & businesses across the Group during the annual insurance renewal process.


  • Review of local accounting papers
  • Preparation of Group accounting papers
  • Integration of new businesses into HFM
  • Technical guidance on accounting
  • Identification of intangibles and valuation model reviews

Key Skills and Experiences: Financial Accountant, Walsall

  • Big 4 or Top 10 Qualified ACA Accountant
  • FTSE 250 audit experience ideally in the support services sector with evidence of auditing a PLC company, corporate head office and drafting audit committee papers.
  • Up to date technical expertise in financial accounting, in particular IFRS, plc reporting requirements and consolidated financial reporting in an international context. In particular, demonstrate a strong understanding of IFRSs 2, 3, 15 & 16.

If you are interested in the exception first time move into industry within a fantastic FTSE listed business please do get in touch.

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