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Financial Accountant - AIM Listed - Crawley

  • Location: Crawley, West Sussex
  • Sector: Finance
  • Salary: £43000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, pension & much more!
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 27/01/2020
  • Job reference: SW/60355

Excited to be partnering with a AIM listed firm who due to promotions within are hiring a financial accountant to join them in their Head Office in Crawley!

My client is a global staffing specialist with a range brands in their portfolio, this is a newly created role reporting to the Group FC you will support the group finance team across a number of areas including treasury, reporting, analysis of selected brands and Group consolidation process.

This role will be based out of Crawley with travel to London to visit the Groups brands - (approx. once every 2 weeks).

  • Oversight of selected brands including:
    • Review of the monthly results and business review to ensure that they are accurate, reported on time and in line with group requirements, and explanations obtained of variances to budget and forecasts.
    • Review forecasts, check accuracy of actual results against prior month's forecast and recommend changes to improve accuracy.
    • Provide reporting and analysis support to these
    • Prepare reforecasts for the year if results are not in line with budget so impact can be understood and corrective action taken.
    • Review the Key Performance Indicators of the business. Analyse the trends in these KPI's and recommend corrective actions.
    • Develop full understanding of P&L, balance sheet and cashflows. Analyse costs and make recommendations for savings.
    • Budget preparation - assist in preparation of budget files for the companies and ensure they are submitted in line with Group instructions.
    • Preparation of statutory accounts for UK entities.
    • Audit - dealing with auditors for the year end audit, addressing their requirements and resolving any issues.
    • Perform control reviews to understand process flows, undertake tests to ensure they are working as required and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Review of head office and holding company accounts, working with outsourced provider to ensure accounts and forecasts are accurate. Production of monthly report for head office and holding companies.
  • Work with the Group Reporting Manager to develop understanding of the Group's consolidation process including the Cognos reporting system acting to provide cover and support as required.
  • Assist the Group Reporting Manager with IFRS 16 lease accounting requirements.
  • Assist the Group Financial Controller in treasury related matters including
    • Cash flow forecasts.
    • Invoice financing related compliance.
    • Bank administration including maintaining accurate record of mandates.
  • Ensure intercompany balances are regularly cleared and work with group companies to resolve any differences.
  • Provide support to the Group finance team assisting in Group wide analysis and other ad hoc projects as required.

Skills and Experience

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA Newly qualified or one year post qualified accountant
  • Proven track record in a practice or industry role
  • Strong technical skills
  • Versatile and able to work across multiple areas of finance
  • Ability to operate across multiple brands with multiple stakeholders
  • Fluency in Spanish or German an advantage
  • Experience of the recruitment sector not required

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