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Financial Accountant

  • Location

    Uxbridge, Middlesex

  • Sector:

    Retail & Wholesale FMCG

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum

  • Job ref:

    3589268_1557310217

  • Published:

    13 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    05-06-2019

  • Client:

    Hays Senior Finance

A Financial Accountant role for a newly qualified accountant with a leading FMCG business

Your new company
A multinational FMCG business

Your new role
An excellent opportunity has arisen to join an expanding FMCG business in the Accounting team with responsibility for adherence to global Accounting & Control best practice and policies, statutory accounting and systems and process optimisation. There will be a strong emphasis on multi-site working to maximize shared service centre opportunities and an expectation to thrive in a genuinely dynamic environment

Key Responsibilities:
Responsible for input to the period end close including thorough review of the Balance Sheet taking corrective action as required.
Complete Balance Sheet and Working Capital analysis for the cluster drawing clear insights and identifying any actions.
Review and approve Balance Sheet reconciliations
Complete consolidation reporting for entities in France.
Perform monthly cash accounting for Swedish entity.
Prepare and monitor cash flow performance for a leading brand.
Lead the statutory accounts process for both the company and individual legal entities across UK, Ireland and Nordic markets, including liaising with KPMG.
Partner in the completion of annual KPMG audit liaising with external partners as required.
Partner with and provide support to outsourced shared services.
Act as approver on local bank accounts for certain brands.
Compliance with internal accounting policies, development of local policies as required.
SAP testing lead for the Accounting function.
Support in the delivery of ad-hoc projects, process improvements and best practice sharing as required.


What you'll need to succeed
Recently qualified ACCA/ACA/CIMA
Familiarity with local and US GAAP
Statutory Account completion
Audit experience is desirable
Strong Excel skills
SAP (or similar ERP system) experience is desirable
Experience of working in a multi-site environment

Essential: Personal Qualities
Enthusiastic team player who will collaborate effectively with Finance team and 3rd party partners
Clear and concise communicator, both in writing and verbally
Eagerness to learn and progress
Analytical with strong attention to detail
Ability to critically review, challenge and improve business processes and ways of working
A dynamic self-starter who is both proactive and results orientated


What you'll get in return
Salary up to £55,000 depending on experience.
Benefits include Pension and medical and 25 days leave

What you need to do now
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