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Financial Accountant (12 mth Fixed Term Contract)

  • Location:

    Croydon, Surrey

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Sector:

    Finance

  • Salary:

    £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Brent Slocombe

  • Contact email:

    brent.slocombe@morson.com

  • Job ref:

    166047BSL_1565618423

  • Published:

    9 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2019-09-09

  • Start date:

    ASAP

Morson International (Accounting and Finance) Division, is currently assisting our client with recruiting for a Financial Accountant for a 12 month Fixed Term Contract, based at their offices in Croydon (South London).

Job Category

Finance and accounting

Job Profile

Our client is looking for a qualified accountant to support both their regional and group financial and management accounts teams (initially financial). From a financial accounts perspective they will require individuals to assist the team in preparing and reviewing consolidated quarterly and annual financial accounts, and monthly review of balance sheet account reconciliations.

Job Description

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in the preparation and review of quarterly and annual consolidated financial accounts for the Group which includes in excess of 60 subsidiary companies, many of which are overseas, and preparation/review of statutory notes and disclosures.
  • Assisting in the preparation and review of commentaries, graphs and ratios on the quarterly group consolidated accounts.
  • Assisting in the preparation and review of accounts for some centrally maintained companies.
  • Monthly review of balance sheet account reconciliations including intercompany accounts.
  • Ensure compliance with Group directives and procedures on financial matters.
  • Providing support to the Regional / Group Financial Accountant on ad hoc tasks as required.
  • Involvement in the move from the current ERP system to the new one as required.
  • There will ultimately also be an opportunity to get involved in the management accounts if interested as part of a role swap.

Candidate Specification

To be successful in this role, you should have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A qualified accountant (ACCA, ACA or CIMA) or alternatively someone qualified by relevant experience.
  • Must be a good communicator (both written and verbal) and confident in dealing with senior management.
  • Conversant in the use of Excel and experience of other accounting systems.
  • Excellent relationship building skills.
  • Strong analytical skills with a good eye for detail.
  • Ability to see tasks through to conclusion.
  • Experience of supervision or mentoring.
  • Ability to work well in a team.

Flexible working:

Our client looks to support their staff to create work-life balance which works for them and welcome candidates looking for career flexibility. They are open to discussing flexible working at interview stage.

We can offer:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Life insurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme - Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.