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Financial Accountant

Employer
amplifi talent
Location
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Nov 25, 2022

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Job Role
Financial Accountant
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Amplifi Talent are supporting a highly successful and progressive, global law firm in the City Centre of Edinburgh with the appointment of a newly/part qualified Financial Accountant.
This business has a significant presence within a range of major cities and countries across the globe with a deep understanding of the sectors and markets they serve. Reporting directly to the Senior Financial Accountant, this role will play a key part in the development of accounting in all current regions and wider overseas offices.
The Role
* Responsible for controlling UK balance sheet reconciliations as part of the financial accounting subteam, ensuring all deliverables are consistently met.
* Preparing, coordinating, and challenging legal entity balance sheet reconciliations.
* Ensuring all balance sheet accounts and inter-company balances are routinely reconciled, analysed, and fully substantiated in both Unit and Firm reporting currencies.
* Majorly contribute towards the revamping of working papers, controls, processes, and existing financial models around new software and medium-term governance reform.
* Ensuring group fixed assets and investments are properly recorded and depreciated in accordance with group accounting policies and processes.
* Preparation of monthly group depreciation journal adjustments from local to group policy.
* Routine preparation and filing of ONS capital expenditure and business surveys.
* Monthly reconciliation of sub-ledger control account balances to the general ledger.
* Preparing month end journals in conjunction with the wider group accounting team.
* Co-ordination and delivery of interim and final work-in-progress valuation exercises.
* Preparing statutory financial statements and applicable notes in accordance with FRS102.
* Collating and providing information requests as part of the year end audit process.
* Liaising with global finance teams to ensure timely coordination and actioning of tasks.
* Supporting the team as required, providing cover for team members in times of absence.
* Have a full understanding of all procedures and systems in place – “roll sleeves up” and help the team when necessary.
* Maintaining good relationships with other departments in the business.
Candidate Requirements
* Newly Qualified/Part Qualified Accountant – CA, ACCA, CIMA or Equivalent (essential)
* Prior experience in a group accounting / financial control role (essential)
* Good analytical and MS Excel skills (essential)
* Good practical knowledge of UK GAAP / FRS102 (essential)
* Good planning and organisational skills with the ability to operate independently
* Strong communication skills both written and verbal, with the ability to deal with non-finance related personnel.
* Self-motivated with a flexible approach to workload, persevering to get the job done
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