Financial AccountantFinancial Reporting Accountant Ensures financial accounting transactions are recorded in accordance with recognised accounting regulations, standards and procedures whilst analysing and reporting on Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet management information at the Group and subsidiary level. Main Responsibilities
Support the Financial Reporting Manager in the production of Company Trading Ltd group consolidated financial reports for Business Plans, Budget and periodic Management Accounts together with insightful analysis and commentary.
Support the production of Company Trading Ltd group consolidated statutory accounts, ensuring both comply with all relevant legislative requirements and that disclosure is complete and accurate.
Prepare ad hoc financial returns that are compliant with all legislative and statutory requirements and are consistent with other published financial information.
Liaise with finance counterparts within the business areas on an ongoing basis to ensure transactions have been recorded accurately and in line with Group Accounting Policies, and that all material balances, and variances are adequately explained in the commentary.
Review subsidiary financial data submitted to ensure transactions have been recorded accurately and in line with Group Accounting Policies, and that all material balances and variances are adequately explained in the commentary, and that balance sheets have been correctly prepared and reconciled.
Prepare individual company financial statements, ensuring all comply with all relevant legislative requirements and that disclosure is complete and accurate.
Assist the Technical Accounting Manager in the implementation across the group of new accounting standards and in the implementation of accounting for complex transactions including acquisitions, hedging, leasing and Private Finance Initiative transactions
Liaise with external auditors to address any audit issues raised.
At least 5 years’ experience
An accounting qualification would be desirable.
Confident & articulate with the ability to work with a range of different stakeholders .
Significant experience in a financial reporting role, to include financial accounting experience.
Experience of working in the Group Finance function of a large organisation with multiple divisions and practical experience of management and statutory consolidations, or equivalent experience of auditing similar organisations.
Sound experience of budgeting, accounting, forecasting and resource allocation in a devolved organisation
Experience of using ERP systems
Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experienced Microsoft excel user with excellent spreadsheet skills
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