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Senior Financial Accountant

The Marketing Practice
London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Financial Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
The Marketing Practice is an agency for the new, integrated era of B2B. We have over 500 B2B specialists globally, helping tech leaders create more sales today and better growth long term. Our clients are some of the world’s biggest tech brands and fast-growth challenger firms. We work with them right across the funnel to deliver the type of growth that defines careers and wins awards.

We need a Senior Financial Accountant to join our friendly, global team. Bringing together the accounting and technical compliance for six businesses as they integrate to one overall entity, you will ensure consistent accounting practices and help shape the wider business processes to be scalable and efficient. Your key deliverable is accurate financial information. You’ll be required to work closely with a global finance function and key stakeholders at all levels of the business to ensure best practices are implemented. You will have a natural instinct of making sure actions and tasks are completed by deadlines and what to do to achieve this in a complex and fast paced environment.

You’ll be curious about what we do, how we do it, and how we can make it better for all stakeholders. You’ll have the ability to quickly establish rapport with the Finance Team and the other business sales, delivery and support functions.

Working closely with the Group FC, CFO and wider Finance Team you will:
  • Be responsible for ensuring accuracy of technical accounting, inclusive of acquisition accounting
  • Work with the Group FC, CFO and other members of the finance team to provide guidance on issues arising from this financial information and accounting treatment of judgemental areas
  • Establish, implement, and monitor the group's finance policies and procedures
  • Responsible for the review of group VAT returns
  • Ensure a compliant and well-planned tax environment e.g. R&D, Transfer Pricing, Thin Cap/CIR, Deferred Tax assets.
  • Ad-hoc involvement in escalations from Head of AP and Head of AR
  • Support in delivering the Group statutory accounts, ensuring annual audits are carried out effectively and efficiently for all jurisdictions, ensuring all regulatory requirements are met regarding the group's financial affairs
  • Management of accounting systems and external support including month end close procedures
  • Review of monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Establish, implement, document and monitor the group's finance policies and procedures, incorporating both accounting policies and internal procedural controls
  • Support the centralised finance processing operation, driving efficiency through process improvement and standardisation
  • Influence behaviour both within finance and the wider business for continuous improvement, particularly in areas such as revenue recognition
  • Support in new system implementation (Sage Intacct) ensuring a strong and robust control environment exists
  • Ad-hoc tasks and support required by the Group FC, as necessary

  • ACA qualified accountant with a top 10 firm, with at least 5 years post qualification experience
  • Strong financial accounting and tax technical experience within a group international business
  • Detailed working knowledge of FRS102
  • Results-orientated and service delivery focused
  • High attention to detail
  • Able to work in a busy and fast paced environment, able to cope with ambiguity and possess a relentless focus on continuous improvement
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization essential
  • Have good experience in developing and implementing controls and processes
  • Experience of a Private Equity backed business environment or VC backed (leveraged finance), desirable
  • Useful system experience would include Sage Intacct, Salesforce, Synergist, Workday Adaptive Planning

    • Generous and flexible holiday allowance (“Plentiful PTO”)
    • Shutdown between Christmas and New Year
    • Private healthcare and dental insurance
    • Group income protection
    • Salary sacrifice pension scheme and support on financial health through our pension provider
    • Access to Unmind, our wellbeing platform, including access to therapists and coaches
    • Parental leave - primary caregiver 12 weeks full pay + 12 weeks 50% pay, secondary caregiver 12 weeks full pay that can be spread over 12 months
    • Use our portal to access discounts and cashback at plenty of retailers
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Sustainable Future Giving, helping create a positive impact on our planet by donating to plant trees, tacking our impact, and helping to reduce emissions.
    • Employee focus group, Social Impact and MOSAIC team supporting our diversity and inclusion commitments
    • Team, office and regional socials
    • Great growth opportunities (our CEO and other senior team members started out here in entry level positions)

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