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Temporary Assistant Financial Accountant

  • Location

    Leicester, Leicestershire

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Zaida Bhana

  • Contact email:

    zaida.bhana@morson.com

  • Job ref:

    146638ZB_1531209882

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

  • Expiry date:

    2018-07-17

  • Start date:

    ASAP

Temporary Assistant Financial Accountant, Leicester

OVERALL PURPOSE

Provide support to the Financial Accountant as part of the central Financial Accounting team, supporting a range of general accounting and month end processes.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES/ MAIN TASKS

  1. Support the Financial Accountant with the month end process, working to tight deadlines
  2. Support the wider financial team with additional Group reporting
  3. Responsible for reporting on a number of overhead cost centres each month end including variance analysis
  4. Working with cost centre managers for those overhead cost centres in reviewing, analysing and challenging of costs
  5. Accounting for accruals and prepayments
  6. Preparation of budget and quarterly forecasts for a number of cost centres and loading into SAP
  7. Preparation and posting of journals onto the SAP general ledger
  8. Preparation of balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring differences are cleared on a timely basis
  9. Completion of National Statistics returns
  10. Provide support to the external and internal auditors during the various annual audits
  11. Flexibility to support the Finance team to provide cover as necessary
  12. Other ad hoc accounting duties
  13. Ensure a strong focus on the Health & Safety

Qualifications

  • Part Qualified Accountant or studying towards a professional accounting qualification such as AAT or CIMA with relevant experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Reliable and be able to work within a small team environment or easily on their own
  • Keen eye for detail with strong accuracy skills
  • Knowledge of SAP accounting system