Financial Accountant

  • Job Reference: 10950
  • Date Posted: 9 January 2019
  • Recruiter: Paul Mitchell Associates
  • Location: Leicester
  • Salary: £28,000 to £33,000
  • Sector: Accounting & Finance
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a part qualified Financial Accountant to join a successful Finance team in Leicester.
Our client a Financial Services company based in Leicester who are not only successful but have big plans for the future are on the look out for an experienced, proactive and self motivated individual.

The Financial Accountant is an integral part of the Finance team and will assist the Manager in maintaining a robust financial control environment and delivering accurate, timely financial information to the wider business.

Key Responsibilities:
⦁Own the month-end close process for all group companies, ensuring a timely and efficient lock-down of the prior period.
⦁Produce balance sheet reconciliations for all group companies according to reporting timetable deadlines, resolving all reconciling items in a timely manner and highlighting any risks/opportunities arising from the process.
⦁P&L variance analysis to ensure accuracy, integrity and completeness of accounting software data.
⦁Working with the Financial Reporting team to ensure accounting records are in accordance with the group's accounting policies
⦁Prepare the monthly principal and bad debt reconciliations for a portfolio of clients
⦁Have responsibility for managing the output of 2 Accounts Assistants, providing guidance and support as required
⦁Deputise for the Financial Control Manager, if required

Requirements
⦁Part-qualified accountant
⦁Experience working in a fast-paced and progressive accounting department/office, preferably in a financial accounting role
⦁Knowledge of the internal control environment
⦁Experience of having to prioritise own workload and that of others in order to meet strict deadlines
⦁Experience of delivering positive stakeholder outcomes and working to agreed service levels
⦁Experience working with accounting systems at transactional level (sales ledger, purchase ledger, nominal ledger) and above

The Package
⦁Monday - Friday (9am-5.30pm)
⦁Salary - £28-£33k
⦁Pension
⦁Limited on site parking is available, but local highly discounted parking available at £20 per month.

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