Role details

Financial Accountant

Bedfordshire   •   £40,000 - £50,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Financial Accountant Position
  • FMCG organisation in Bedforshire

About Our Client

Well known FMCG organization in Bedfordshire

Job Description

Reporting & Forecasting:

  • Prepare and analyze monthly management accounts, yearly budgeting and quarterly forecasting



Treasury:

  • Managing and interpreting cash flows and predicting future trends
  • Liaising with banks and group treasury function
  • Review and present current economic and currency news to aid management decision making in foreign currency cover
  • Calculation and preparation of the company's FX forward hedging deals
  • Managing 1 treasury assistant



Risk & Control:

  • Monitor internal controls and ensure that appropriate controls are in place
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors, resolving audit points in timely manner
  • Ensure business is compliant with Group and other statutory requirements

The Successful Applicant

What does great look like?

Great judgment:

  • Makes sound decisions on data and reporting
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrates respect and acts with integrity



Cultural Fit:

  • Aligned with the business's cultural values
  • Builds effective relationships within the team and also able to liaise with customers to resolve queries



Motivated to make a difference:

  • Results focused - takes accountability for individual and team tasks
  • Contributes to a team effort with a "can do" attitude, working with the team to meet period end deadlines



Experience and skills:

  • Qualified/newly qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Previous experience within a Finance function desirable but not essential
  • Ability to manage and develop finance assistant
  • IT competent - strong Excel skills and ability to learn and use new systems
  • Knowledge of MFG is advantageous

What's on Offer

Key challenges:



Offering broad business exposure working within the Central Finance team. The role will involve preparing reviewing and submitting of group reporting requirements, managing the Treasury function including one direct report, support in ensuring internal controls are appropriate as well as being an important part of the wider finance team



The job holder will liaise principally with the finance team, but will also have regular contact with internal and external auditors, divisional and group head offices and the commercial and operations teams.



What performance improvements does this role need to make?

  • Improve the efficiency of the reporting/forecasting and budgeting process
  • Improve the control environment of the finance team
  • Improve the FX hedging process to ensure impact of FX volatility is minimized

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