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Financial Accountant (Succession plan to Financial Controller level)

Ref code: AGB99099057
Finance Qualified
£55k - 65k per year + £5,000 car allowance, 26 days + stat holiday
Alfreton, Derbyshire, England
Office Based

Are you a talented Financial Accountant, looking to progress and develop your career with one of the largest businesses in the UK?

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a strong statutory accounting background looking for a progressive role with clear development path to Financial Controller level in the next c.4 years.


About the business:

I'm partnered with one of the largest privately-owned businesses in the UK, turning over in excess of £1bn. This organisation have grown substantially over the last decade, doubling in size predominantly through organic growth but also through some strategic acquisitions, with clear growth plans for the years ahead.

This is an exciting time to join the business in a newly created role, working closely with the Financial Controller and wider finance team with good career development and skill enhancement opportunities.

About the Role:

As Financial Accountant, you will be a significant stakeholder within the finance team, preparing financial statements, oversing audits and accounts analysis and reconciliations.

You will work alongside and be supported by a talented team, mentored and developed by a talented Financial Controller and Finance Director.

Key duties include:

- Oversee preparation of financial statements for entities within the Group, ensuring that they incorporate all current requirements of UK GAAP, plus ensuring that the role holder's technical knowledge is kept up to date for any changes such that these are incorporated where appropriate.
- Overall responsibility for the year end external audit, including liaison with the auditors to agree a timetable for each stage of the audit process, overseeing the planning and field work stages and ensuring that the audit is completed, and statutory accounts fully signed in line with the required deadline.
- Responsibility for compliance with all relevant taxes that the group is subject to.
- Prepare complex month-end and quarter-end journal entries.
- Analyse balance sheet variances and provide insightful commentary with appropriate business context.
- Reconcile intercompany balances.
- Work collaboratively with other Finance team members, specifically to meet reporting deadlines and improve existing processes.
- Assist with various financial reporting responsibilities, including Group FD financial reporting packages and annual stand-alone statutory financial statements, and ad-hoc analysis.
- Assist other team members as needed, including holiday cover.
- Assist Senior Leaders with confidential financial matters and ad-hoc projects as needed.

About you:

You will be a fully qualified accountant, ideally with a sound accountancy practice groundingand up to date technical accounting knowledge and experience in relation to the compiling of statutory accounts as well as a sound Audit grounding.

You will have strong Excel skills and enjoy working with data and the subsequent analysis of the data to provide insightful MI.

Ideally, you will also have expereince of corporation tax and VAT, however this is not essential. 

What's in it for you:

  • Salary of up to £65,000 depending on experience 
  • Car allowance c.£5,500 p/a
  • Holiday entitlement of 26 days + statutory leave
  • Pension - matched up to 6%
  • Private healtchare after 12 months tenure

Please note that this role requires commitment of 5 days p/w in office. 

This is an exceptional role suited to an individual seeking their first or second move from practice - it allows for personal and professional development and is well suited to an individual with future Finance Directorship/CFO aspirations.

For more information or to express interest in the role, please submit your CV to OR click apply.

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