Financial Accountant

  • Location

    Dorset, England

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  • Salary:

    £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Brent Slocombe

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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  • Assist in the production of weekly reports within agreed timescales for submission and oversee daily costing analysis
  • Prepare periodic financial statements, including profit and loss accounts, budgets, bridges, variance analysis and commentaries.
  • Provide a support service by working with all departments and the management team to help make financial decisions.
  • Review budget spending monthly and provide variance analysis and preparation of site weekly management report.
  • Validate and ensure that transactions performed in systems within the business are translated into the financial ledgers correctly.
  • Produce and provide accurate information and reports required by managers.
  • Analyse financial performance and so contributing to medium and long-term business planning/forecasts.
  • Provide professional judgement on financial matters and advising on ways of improving business performance.
  • Interpret and effectively communicate financial data to non-financial managers.
  • Prepare KPI information on a weekly basis and communicate this to relevant stakeholders monthly.
  • Prepare and provide financial information for month end process and audit in the form of a balance sheet folder.
  • Management of fixed assets register ensuring all items are live and correctly depreciated.
  • Take responsibility for the finance team on a day to basis ensuring continued support and development increasing skills levels
  • Attend daily management meetings as required
  • Hold regular review meetings and take an active role in annual appraisals of team members
  • Manage any performance/conduct issues within the team
  • Ad hoc project work as required.
  • To perform any other tasks and duties as requested by the Financial Controller and deputise in the absence of Financial Controller.
  • Carry out all procedures in a safe manner in accordance with the attached Health and Safety responsibilities

Qualifications / Experience:

ACCA / CIMA Qualification - essential

Experience of working as a Financial Accountant.

Experience of working within a FMCG environment

Intermediate to advanced level IT skills with experience of spreadsheets

Good communication skills