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Senior Financial Accountant

  • Location

    Reading, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bonus

  • Contact:

    Rob Anderson

  • Contact email:

    robanderson@workwithglee.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH21796_1605008748

  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Consultant:

    Rob Anderson

Senior Financial Accountant


Reporting to the Financial Controller of this acquisitive and innovative client based in Reading.

You will ensure that group and statutory reporting requirements are met in a timely and robust manner. Manage the implementation and reporting of newly acquired product.

Monthly Reporting Process: Plan, organise and manage own workload to ensure the companies monthly financial reporting processes are achieved in a timely and accurate manner, including but not limited to:

  • Managing implementation of newly acquired product, working with Financial Controller (FC) to integrate new markets and processes into reporting.
  • Preparation of stock valuation, and necessary stock provisions, ensuring early identification of stock risks
  • Monitoring of goods received not invoiced account ensuring timely reconciliation
  • Preparation of Accruals and Prepayments
  • Maintenance of fixed asset and intangible asset register
  • Reconciliation of Intercompany balances
  • Processing of timesheets for required departments
  • Participate strongly in financial reviews, challenging and providing commentary on significant transactions and variances
  • Preparation of group submissions, including management notes, annotation and analysis
  • Preparation of robust balance sheet reconciliations ensuring that all carrying balances are adequately supported
  • Preparation of Actual and forecast cash flow submissions
  • Preparation of Functional Reporting Commentary for Actuals and submission to Head Office
  • Updating of BI tool to enable review of Actuals

Statutory Returns

Assist the finance team in ensuring statutory reporting obligations are correctly recorded, reconciled, authorised and submitted in a timely manner:

  • Preparation of VAT returns, EC Sales list and intrastat returns
  • Preparation of National Statistical Office returns
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly and annual PPRS returns
  • Assist in the preparation of Corporation Tax returns
  • Assist in the preparation P11d and PSA returns
  • Assist in the preparation of Statutory Accounts Business Partnering
  • Working closely with budget holders and Commercial Finance to ensure accuracy of financial information and fair and robust forecasts and budgets for specific area of P&L:
  • Conducting regular meetings with cost centre owners, to review financial transactions, to ensure understanding and accountability for figures

Requirements:

  • Experience of working consistently to tight deadlines, whilst maintaining high level of accuracy
  • Challenging and analytical in nature, confident to challenge until underlying reasons are identified
  • Ability to work as a team and as an individual
  • Able to provide meaningful analysis of data using Excel, able to utilise pivot tables and macros where appropriate
  • Qualified accountant (ACCA, ACA, CIMA etc.)

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