Interim financial accountant

Location
England, Bristol
Salary
Competitive
Posted
07 Jun 2024
Closes
14 Jun 2024
Ref
4240623
Job Title
Accountant
Category
Accountancy
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Job Purpose:

This role is responsible for legal entity accounting for agreed entities, including management of the month-end close reporting to group, cash management, statutory accounts preparation, liaison with auditors, coordination of board reporting and regulatory reporting. Key Accountabilities:
  • Manage a team of onshore financial accountants and offshore assistance accountants responsible for legal entity accounting
  • Monitor the quality and timeliness of offshore transaction processing
  • Lead the month end close process; including delivery of manual accounting processes, balance sheet reconciliations and intercompany confirmations to the agreed month end timetable and group playbook requirements.
  • Lead the preparation of monthly P&L and Balance Sheet commentary at legal entity level, agreed including board reporting; ensuring key drivers are understood.
  • Maintain integrity of balance sheets; ensuring any queried or judgemental items are managed on an ongoing, timely basis.
  • Manage the preparation of annual statutory accounts to agreed external reporting deadlines; including account preparation, review and liaison with external auditors on audit deliverables and queries.
  • Delivery of monthly cash flow forecasts and preparation of documentation for bi-annual dividend flows or loan requirements/payments.
  • Preparation and review of financial regulatory returns to agreed reporting deadlines.
  • Preparation of monthly financial Board reports.
  • Contribute to a range of projects as a financial controls and technical accounting SME.
  • Understand and own financial risks, associated controls and control effectiveness within the scope of work using the ACE risk management system.
  • Drive process improvement initiatives within scope of work.
  • Lead, motivate, coach and develop the team in delivery of the teams objectives and career development plans.

    Skills/Experience & Competencies:

  • Qualified accountant with over five years post-qualification experience
  • Track record of delivery at this level
  • Strong technical accounting and finance knowledge - accounting standards and applicable regulations
  • Experience of managing a small team
  • Excellent communication and ability to flex style according to the audience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Experienced at prioritising the workload of self and other
  • Demonstrable knowledge of corporate business context
  • Excellent knowledge of applicable regulations
  • Experience of project management methodologies
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel


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