Senior Financial Accountant

Employer
Orka Financial
Location
Reading, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 19, 2019
Closes
Oct 21, 2019
Ref
1267271880
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, 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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