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Financial Accountant

Percepta LLC
Glasgow City
Competitive salary; great benefits
Closing date
Aug 18, 2022

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Full Time
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Position Summary

This is a wide ranging analytical and reporting role with responsibility for supporting the monthly reporting process, with various analysis and accounts preparation, for a designated list of countries within the EAPAC region.

The successful candidate will have experience in these areas displaying a willingness and ability to work as part of a team to deliver the highest standard of service.


Duties and Responsibilities

Financial Reporting & Control:

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts for submission to Corporate HQ, incorporating preparation/review of journals and supporting analysis, within required timescale and in accordance with Corporate policies
  • Coordinate and oversee payroll for designated countries – approval of payroll prior to payment, preparation/review of payroll journals
  • Liaise with local payroll providers to ensure all returns and payments of employer’s social security costs and employee tax and social security deductions are filed and paid on time
  • Prepare monthly revenue calculations, hold meetings with Operations to determine the headcount per program and post to GL Prepare & present standard variance analysis of actual data vs. budget/forecast data for review on monthly EAPAC P&L call
  • Ensure all balance sheet accounts are properly reconciled
  • Ensure Sarbanes Oxley procedures are followed 
  • Ensure effective internal controls are applied to all Accounting functions and recommend improvements as required 
  • Liaise with Corporate on monthly reporting and other ad hoc requests and respond to such requests promptly and accurately
  • Preparation of annual budgets and CE/forecasting on a quarterly basis
  • Cash flow forecasts and requests 
  • Principal contact for internal and external auditors and other regulatory bodies – ensure all Statutory Accounts and tax returns are filed within the required timescale
  • Liaise with regulatory authorities re VAT returns, WHT and national statistical returns etc.


Analysis & Interpretation:

  • SBU reporting - monthly management reporting to SBU Leaders
  • Work with Operations to prepare annual budget and CE forecasts for revenue & direct costs
  • Presentation and detailed explanation of results to Senior Manager
  • Provide standard variance analysis of actual data vs. prior year and budget/forecast
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis as requested by the business and management
  • Business partner with Operations to provide financial acumen to support commercial decisions



  • Support ad-hoc projects as required e.g. systems improvements, migration of work to EAPAC office
  • Provide guidance and support to Finance Ops and Revenue Controller to ensure all invoicing and expenses are coded to the correct entity and GL account in line with budget and forecast


Skills, Education & Experience

  • Accountancy or finance degree
  • Qualified accountant with at least 3 years PQE 
  • Experience of operating in an international organization 
  • IT literate, able to rapidly acquire expert level knowledge of IT systems 
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and ERP systems (Oracle)
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Team player and good interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and associated pressure
  • Strong people skills with ability to develop strong working relations with internal and external customers
  • Self starter - can work without supervision
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