Role details

Senior Accountant

London   •   £45,000 - £55,000   •  Temporary

Bullet points

  • 12 month fixed term contract in the finance dept of a Global Trading Firm
  • Candidate must be a qualified accountant with strong technical reporting skills

About Our Client

My client are an Globally reknowned trading firm with a their HQ in the City of London. They are looking for a Senior Accountant (qualified) with good technical experience on a 12 month FTC to cover a maternity leave.

Job Description

The Senior Accountant will have the following responsibilities:

  • Supervise daily accounting function for 16 group companies - including checking of journals, payment authorization and bank reconciliations
  • Preparation and analysis of monthly management reports, including Net Profit Analysis and Commentaries on timely basis
  • Monthly Consolidation Package reporting to Parent Company (including quarterly disclosure information) on BPC, including prepare analysis as supplementary workings
  • Preparation of statutory financial statements for UK Companies
  • Preparation of VAT and Corporation Tax Return (using One Source) for UK Companies
  • Assist audit and internal controls compliance
  • Liaison with Directors and staff and provision of accounting treatment advice as required
  • Perform Internal Evidence checking for companies overseas
  • Analyse process to make recommendation for improvements on-going basis (e.g. automate spreadsheet to reduce manual work, use of currency control accounts to reduce Bank Reconciliation timing, Improve reporting/presentation by introduction of chart &KPI, request Assistant Manager to re-organise filing)
  • Training to improve and develop accountant's technical skills within your team

The Successful Applicant

The Senior Accountant will have the following skills and experience:

Qualifications: Essential: Professional Accountancy (CPA, ACCA ,ACA, CIMA)

Skills: Essential Broad level of accounting knowledge gained through an International accounting environment (Minimum 3 years) Good technical accounting skills (UK GAAP and IFRS) Good Excel skills (minimum Vlook up and Pivot Table), Words, and PowerPoint Preferred Experience in preparing basic UK Corporation Tax Computation Familiar with SAP and IT2, be able to make recommendations to improve the system if necessary

Personal Qualities Effective communicator at all levels

Team player Good attention to detail

Must be able to look at the bigger picture to make judgment Ability to prioritise tasks and plan workload effectively Flexible

Financial Services experience could be beneficial but not essential

What's on Offer

up to 52k

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