Senior Financial Accountant

Senior Financial Accountant

  • Location

    Coventry, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    David Hiford

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Gleeson Recruitment Group are supporting a large business in Coventry to recruit several Senior Financial Accountants. Reporting to the Head of External Reporting, you'll work with a team of 8 in this finance function on the monthly, yearly and statutory accounts.

The right person for this role will need to be ACA/ACCA qualified with experience in a financial accounting focused role. Experience across month end, year end and statutory reporting will all serve you well at different points.

The Senior Financial Accountant responsibilities include:

  • Taking lead in the month end process for the organisation and its subsidiaries; this will include the preparation and review of various journal postings and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Prepare analysis of the Group balance sheet and the trading subsidiaries
  • Be a key point of contact for other areas of Finance who input into the month end process (Financial Reporting, Financial Planning, Treasury etc) and will liaise with these teams to ensure the month end results are reported on time and are accurate
  • Focusing on technical aspects of financial accounting including consolidations, IFRS 9, Fixed Asset accounting and IFRS 16
  • Support projects as required and act as a deputy for the Group Financial Accountant
  • Dealing with Heads of Departments across the organisation

The right person for the Senior Financial Accountant role will be/have:

  • ACA/ACCA Qualified Accountant
  • Experience within Financial Operations / Reporting / Control or within Accountancy Practice
  • Strong experience of IFRS accounting standards
  • Excellent analytic and problem solving skills
  • Diligent and willing to ask questions and challenge where necessary
  • Strong IT skills, including Excel
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to confidently express opinions and provide advice to colleagues

Any experience of financial systems implementations/change processes will be advantageous including cloud based ERPs as well as Wdesk

Financial Reporting Specialist package on offer:

  • £38-45k banding
  • Annual share scheme
  • Hybrid working - flexible

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