Financial Accountant

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Finance & Accountancy

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £325 per day

  • Contact:

    James Harold

  • Contact email:

    james.harold@altumconsulting.co.uk

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    3-6 months

  • Expiry date:

    2019-01-21

  • Startdate:

    Jan 2019

A key part of the Group Finance team for a global media business with multi-billion pound revenue.  This interim role is to support them during their Year-End with a focus on preparing the 2018 head office statutory accounts.

This role is primarily responsible for the production of statutory accounts for subsidiary and joint venture companies for a complex, international media group.  The successful candidate will also contribute to the preparation of year-end accounts, undertake month-end procedures and communicate effectively with senior stakeholders across the finance function.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Production of statutory accounts for subsidiary and joint venture companies.  This will include internal liaison (tax department, company secretariat, rent accounts, service charges) and external liaison (auditors)
  • Assisting in the completion of monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Preparation of individual statutory financial statements
  • Resolution of accounting and disclosure issues in individual statutory financial statements
  • Offering advice and input where necessary on latest accounting requirements/standards as apply to the Group’s global Financial Accounting and Reporting agenda
  • Assisting in other financial accounting work as required in conjunction with other Finance departments such as quarterly management accounts for certain entities as and when required
  • Ad-hoc accounting projects and special reviews as needed in a dynamic environment
  • Working in conjunction with various teams to find, prepare and present the most important information for the Group’s numbers
  • Assisting in the preparation of the consolidated accounts
  • In addition to the responsibilities listed above, the job holder may be required by management from time to time to undertake any other tasks or duties considered to be relevant to the general function of the Financial Accounts Department and the business
  • The prime reporting responsibility will be to the Group Financial Reporting Manager but on certain issues it will be to the Head of Group Accounting & Reporting or the Global Financial Controller

Key Competencies:

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to prioritise in a fast-moving global organisation
  • Effective communicator, working with juniors, peers and senior executives
  • Accountability – will show the ability to manage own work flow and use own initiative

Essential Skills:

  • ACA qualified
  • Good understanding of IFRS
  • Good Excel and Word skills
  • Experience of producing statutory accounts
Interviews and start date ASAP.  If you are interested in being considered, please apply.