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Reporting accountant (Bristol interim contract)

Hays A&F
England, Bristol
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Closing date
Mar 19, 2024

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Job Role
Group Accountant
Property & Real Estate
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification

Job Details

Your new role:
Hays recruitment are currently looking for a qualified reporting accountant for initially a 16-month contract role in Bristol. This role has been created to support the corporate structure function within the Group Reporting team as a backfill for the current post holder who is being seconded to a Finance Transformation project within the business.
This role requires a qualified accountant with excellent technical and reporting skills. You will require a desire to deliver first-class service to stakeholders. This role will be responsible for month-end tasks, management reporting and dealing with technical requests, such as accounting for new business and changes to the corporate structure. The ideal candidate will continually seek to improve the way the finance team operates and uses systems, to enhance the efficiency of the close process and add value to their reporting.
What we\'re looking for in you

  • Professional accountant, 3+ years post-qualified ACA or ACCA accounting qualification.
  • Experience of financial reporting in a corporate and time-pressured environment
  • Excellent IT skills, including advanced MS Excel Skills with a good understanding of Lookups and Pivot tables.
  • An ability to understand, interpret and apply group structures.
  • A mentality of continuous improvement.
  • A self-starter who can demonstrate initiative, with the ability to prioritise workloads and to give guidance to less experienced team members.
  • An ability to communicate at all levels and develop good working relationships.
  • The ability to manage multiple demands effectively whilst maintaining high levels of accuracy and attention to detail.

What you\'ll be doing

  • Timely completion of quarterly reporting tasks, including additional journals, preparing management accounts, explaining movements, and producing balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Managing the internal recharging transfers on a monthly basis for income/cost and turnover rents, including appropriate VAT treatment.
  • Monthly reconciliation of recoveries and follow up on queries.
  • Liaising with investment fund finance business partners to reflect any changes to fund structures in the appropriate reporting period.
  • Accounting for the business charity including monthly journal posting, monthly management accounts, quarterly board reporting, forecasting, budgeting and liaising with the operational team.
  • Ad-hoc tasks, such as working through technical aspects of corporate restructures, securitised debt facilities, and equity related transactions, such as distributions and redemptions.
  • Production of ad-hoc reports as required by stakeholders across the business and cost centre budget holders.
  • Performing monthly tasks in relation to Group fixed assets and depreciation charges - including posting of journals, reconciliations, forecasting and understanding movements and technical treatment.
  • IT Capex/ work-in-progress reconciliation and reporting on a monthly basis.
  • Maintaining the projects ledger, including system uploads and monthly reconciliations to the general ledger.
  • Internal build and development processes including processing monthly recharges and accruals.
  • Other tasks to cover for team members during periods of transformation project work.

    If you\'re interested in this role, click \'apply now\' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Charles Maidment from the Hays Bristol finance team. If this job isn\'t quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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