Financial Accountant

Job Title: Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stratford, London
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Reference: 3553319_1552502691
Contact Name: Tanya Boothman
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 13, 2019 18:44

Job Description

Overall Purpose of Job

  • Provision of high quality Financial Accounts. This to involve, the production of monthly Financial Accounts, supplying of advice, guidance and support to staff, managers, customers, suppliers, auditors and Government agencies.
  • Ensure all Financial Ledgers are reconciled and promptly closed off each month.
  • Have a good understanding of Governmental rules and keep up to date with changes affecting the processing of financial data, e.g. VAT, PAYE.
  • Produce the draft Statutory Accounts and Audit schedules.
  • Manage the Audit visits and their adhoc requests.
  • To assist in the development of Financial Policies.
  • To assist in the creation of the Budget and Revised Forecasts.

Key Tasks and Accountabilities

  • To deliver a comprehensive high quality and professional Financial Accounting service;
  • Assist in producing financial statements that are compliant to IFRS / UK-GAAP;
  • Prepare ICO and other regulatory returns;
  • To lead on and support Financial Accounting projects or work programmes, e.g. Governmental changes, development of best practice, providing a range of training/briefings to non financial staff;
  • Support finance transformation/change agenda - implementing appropriate controls: Simplification, standardization and automation of processes and a focus on continuous improvement to support business growth and new product offerings;
  • Owning the reporting and analysis process for legal entities within the group, alongside ownership of product P&Ls and Sage department and cost centres;
  • Manage reporting - ensure books are closed each month in line with Group requirements and that accounting entries are complete and accurate;
  • Assisting with the preparation of monthly management information pack including segmented profit and loss accounts, balance sheets, cash flows and commentaries;
  • Undertaking detailed review and analysis of monthly P&Ls to support business decision making;
  • Interpreting and communicating financial information against budget & forecast to non-financial heads of departments;
  • Preparing files for external audit review and assisting with the main and system audits;
  • To run the Sales ledger, raising sales invoices and posting to key revenue streams; sending to customers and dealing with any issues arising;
  • To run the Purchase ledger, raising and matching purchase orders, posting the invoices, obtaining any credit notes and the production of proposed payments;
  • Ensuring reconciliations between the bank and finance systems are performed daily and following through on differences;
  • Assist in managing tax filings for UK companies;
  • Review and completion of the New Customer / Supplier forms and obtain authorisations for such;
  • Perform general ledger and sub ledger bookings;
  • Preparation and posting of month end journals such as accruals, prepayments and depreciation;
  • Performing analysis and reconciliation of balance sheet accounts including intercompany balances;

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