Interim financial accountant

England, Bristol
07 Jun 2024
14 Jun 2024
Job Title
Contract Type
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

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Charles Maidment from the Bristol office. If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion about your career.

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