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Interim Financial Accountant

Hays A&F
England, Bristol
Closing date
May 22, 2024

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Job Role
Financial Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification

Job Details

To be successful in this role:

  • Fully Qualified accountant with PQE and sound Financial Accounting experience.
  • Able to review a new accounting query and propose the best accounting treatment.
  • A self-starter with experience working in a busy finance function.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to work with multiple stakeholders around our wider business.
  • Effective and proven negotiation skills with the ability to influence decision-making.
  • Confident in Excel, spreadsheet modelling and Word.
  • Experience with working with a number of ERP systems, and the ability to pick this up easily.
  • Qualified Accountant CIMA, ACA or ACCA.

Role Overview
This is an interim role for a Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) within the Central Finance Team. The Financial Accountant will have core responsibilities and will be required to cover for some team responsibilities whilst team members are on annual leave. There are a number of projects and workstreams for continuous improvement across the department. The role holder will be working on some of these in addition to the core responsibilities.

Core Role Responsibilities:

  • IFRS 16 Lease Accounting
  • This role will manage financial accounting and reporting for leasing at month end and provide relevant financial disclosures.
    This includes maintaining entries on the bespoke Group Finance portal.
  • Leased 'Business need' company cars, accounted for under IFRS16
  • Supporting the introduction and accounting for the new Salary Sacrifice car scheme.
  • Printer leasing
  • Discrepancies have to be investigated and resolved by working with the controller.
  • Supporting setting up of processes and reporting for the new Salary Sacrifice car scheme.
  • Preparation of the monthly associated balance sheet reconciliations and any improvement of those.
  • Latest Estimate and Balance sheet Forecasting for this area.
  • Management and development of an Excel-based model to calculate Senior Management Bonuses in line with contracts.
  • The model covers multiple business units and uses various criteria to flex calculations for each business segment.
  • Similarly, management and development of the employee bonus scheme for both accruals and forecasting purposes.
  • Preparation of the monthly associated balance sheet reconciliations and any improvement of those.
  • Latest Estimate and Balance sheet Forecasting for this area.
  • Review of monthly payroll journals and review of and updating of the current Payroll system postings into the ERP system.
  • Responsibility for accounting for Share Based Payments and liaising with Group where required.

The financial accounting team cover the following areas:

  • Fixed Asset Register Reporting - be able to Reconcile our Fixed Assets if required.
  • Payroll accounting entries if required.

Other areas of support and projects:

  • Resolution of balance sheet reconciliation unreconciled items including but not limited to payroll and pension items.
  • Central Finance Journals review.
  • Support on VAT and tax returns across UK and Ireland.
  • Management accounting journals and accounting for Capex projects.
  • Requirements for input in Group Governance Guidance submissions for core role responsibilities, supporting other team members where required.
  • Ad Hoc projects, tasks, and responsibilities such as leased asset reporting improvements and cashflow forecasting.
    If this role interests you, please don't hesitate to contact Charles Maidment from the Hays Bristol senior finance team to discuss it in more detail & review next steps.

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