Financial Accountant

England, Middlesex, Uxbridge
26 Apr 2019
13 May 2019
Lucas Mehlhopt
Contract Type
Level of qualification

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join an expanding FMCG business as a Financial Accountant in Uxbridge 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.

Client Details

My client is a global FMCG brand listed on the New York Stock Exchange. They are a massive player in the food & beverage market. You will immediately know most of the brands in their portfolio. This is a Financial Accountant position.


  • 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 in Blackline system.
  • Complete consolidation reporting for entities in the system.
  • Lead the business in preparing for an internal audit
  • Lead the statutory accounts process for legal entities across UK and Ireland, being the main point of contact with external auditors (big 4)
  • Partner in the completion of the annual group audit liaising with external partners as required.
  • Own the Admin expense budget for the UK&I business, including tracking, analysis and forecasting.
  • Partner with and provide support to outsourced shared services and global teams.
  • 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.


  • Nearly/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
  • 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

Job Offer

I have a competitive salary on offer. Although a financial accountant role, the business promotes a culture of developing internally and moving roles within the business. There are huge opportunities to move in to a variety of commercial roles after 18 months or so.

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