Senior Financial Accountant

Recruiter
Orka Financial
Location
Reading, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Oct 2019
Closes
21 Oct 2019
Ref
1267271880
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Qualified
Our client is a growing £800m turnover multi-site business who seek to hire a Senior Financial Accountant. The role will suit an ACA or ACCA qualified accountant who is looking for a good rounded role. The Senior Financial Accountant will join a business who has grown over the past 20 years via a series of shrewd acquisitions and a strategy of brand segmentation, the business has created strong growth and made it a recognisable brand. It's nimble, entrepreneurial, customer-oriented culture. The role will be broad and made up of 3 main areas: Statutory accounts and audit
• Preparation of statutory accounts for group entities using Caseware accounts production software. Relevant entities will include trading companies, holding companies and group consolidations.
• Technical accounting for consolidations including FOREX and non-controlling interests, acquisitions and group reorganisations.
• Compilation of consolidated corporation tax disclosure notes from computations provided by tax team. Preparation of deferred tax computations and group relief journals for inclusion in statutory accounts.
• Supporting the annual statutory audit process and ensuring appropriate backup/reconciliations are provided to support trial balance values and account disclosures, liaising with external auditors as required.
• Full reconciliations are developed and maintained between the year end management accounts and the statutory accounts so that a full track of adjustments is available.
• Preparation of year end audit adjustment journals for input into accounting system, with supporting reconciliations to signed statutory accounts.
• Maintenance of group operating lease register and preparation of statutory account disclosure summaries.
• Preparation and review of iXBRL-compliant statutory accounts files in support of year end corporation tax computations. Balance sheet review
• Review of monthly and quarterly balance sheet reconciliations with Blackline reconciliation software tool, ensuring all required reconciliations are being performed to agreed company standard, with any associated risks/opportunities identified and effectively communicated.
• Review of reconciliation methods for relevant accounts with clear recommendations for improvements where necessary and influencing change.
• Agree process of balances write-off with FDs/Client Accounts Manager.
• Maintain a Risk Register of material issues and ensure resolution/actions are taken.
• Providing support to other finance department team members in tackling complex reconciliations. Annual budget
• Assistance with preparation of annual budget pack for individual business units, central overheads and consolidated group reporting.
• Assist in review of budgets, providing challenge where necessary to ensure a robust plan is submitted for revew.
• Support to improve the budgeting process each year, driving continual process improvements each year. A salary of £40,000-£45,000 is on offer plus benefits.

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