Senior Financial Accountant (ACA)

Hays A&F
England, Berkshire, Reading
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + £competitive
Sep 19, 2019
Oct 17, 2019
Charlotte McFadzen
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Part qualified, Newly qualified, Qualified

Senior Financial Accountant role in Reading (ACA)

Your new company
My client is an independent catering company based in Reading. They are ideally looking for a candidate looking to take their first step out of Audit and into Industry.

Your new role

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 review.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Relevant professional accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, or equivalent).
  • Audit background
  • Significant experience in the preparation and/or review of statutory accounts including consolidations
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills (pivot tables, vlookups, modelling and similar)
  • Self motivated to produce high quality work to tight timescales
  • Excellent team player with clear communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proven ability to influence change and improve processes
  • High level of honesty and integrity
  • Knowledge of Caseware would be an advantage

What you'll get in return

  • Flexible benefits package

What you need to do now
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