Corporate Accountant

Corporate Accountant

KennedyPearce are currently recruiting a qualified accountant on behalf of global creative media company in London.

The role is based in a company who has dominated the creative media market, they are continuing to grow globally and always adding to the team. This role will be reporting to the Finance Controller with no intial direct reports.


* Management and control of Head Office Overhead actuals.
* Ensure the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and entering transactions.
* Prepare monthly Central Overhead reports of actuals and commitments versus budget/forecast for all departments and review reports with budget holders and senior personnel.
* Review monthly Overhead expenditure – including correction of posting errors.
* Posting of accruals & prepayments and recharges
* Prepare monthly Overhead “Flash” forecast including analysis versus budget/quarterly forecast
* Manage the monthly project accounting for IT budgets.
* Production of monthly Fixed Asset register. Including impairment and retirement
* Expert approver of Assets
* Perform Monthly depreciation run ensuring that there are no unexplainable differences
* Manage monthly Balance Sheet report, and ensure all reconciliations are filed and signed.
* Prepare month end reconciliations of accruals, prepayments, recharges and fixed assets.
* Reconcile and post the monthly payroll for UK based companies
* Produce a monthly reconciliation of payroll postings to payments made to employees, Pension Fund and HMRC
* Produce a monthly head count report ensuring that heads are reported in correct cost centre and liaising with HR to ensure any variances’ are explained and corrected
* Prepare all recharges for month end prior to month end close and ensuring that the recharge account is reconciled fully on a monthly basis.
* Review and approve Overhead Purchase Requisitions on behalf of Finance, ensuring accuracy and adherence to purchasing principles
* Support Accounts Payable team with Overhead specific queries
* Assist business users with SAP related issues
* Provide GTO with relevant tax information with regards to overhead costs
* Assist Internal audit, SOX audit and External audit teams with general ledger data requests and ensure all requested data is accurate and provided to requested timelines.

Preferred skill set/experience

* Minimum of five years post qualified proven financial accounting experience working within a large multinational organisation
* Strong technical accounting skills – qualified ACCA/CIMA
* Previous proven experience of managing a team
* Previous proven experience of payroll reporting
* Previous experience of project accounting and managing large project budgets.
* Systems literate – with experience of SAP, Business Warehouse, BPC with an intermediate level of Excel competency

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