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Financial Accountant

  • Location

    Hammersmith and Fulham, London

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £300 - £310 per day

  • Contact:

    Abigail Furlong

  • Job ref:

    AF - FA - 29273_1558100671

  • Published:

    4 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

This is a newly created role, in a newly created team, which will expand over time. Are you seeking a challenging role, in a fast paced and complex environment, with a supportive, friendly & intelligent culture, where you can make a difference?

My client are a large multinational which manufactures and sells, through both retail and wholesale channels, products and equipment designed to aid hearing. The retail business is currently undergoing a significant and exciting transformation launching a new brand, undertaking an ERP system implementation and consolidating legal entities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design & implement Best Practice Financial Accounting processes, controls, templates & reports for the new system implementation.
  • As a true business partnering role, this position will actively participate in the monthly accounting, reporting and analysis process and provide ad hoc reporting.
  • Partner and collaborate with the retail business to drive continuous end to end process improvement and strong inter departmental communications.
  • Use analysis to ensure a strategic approach is taken to performing work.
  • Responsible for accurate retail inventory reporting.
  • Fulfil all audit requirements in a timely and accurate manner
  • Work with the Senior Management to support the development of the annual business plan, balance sheet and capital budgets.

The ideal candidate will possess

  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience. ACA/ACCA qualified.
  • Highly motivated proactive self-starter who demonstrates initiative and is able to work with minimal supervision
  • Mastery of month-end close and reporting processes for subsidiaries of multi-national companies.
  • Experience in a company undergoing change and transformation.
  • Technical knowledge and practical application of IFRS
  • Experience within a large retail or healthcare company with 100+ sites, including cashiering, property leases and in particular strong inventory accounting experience is desirable.
  • ERP system implementation & process design or improvement experience desirable.
  • Proven ability in a strong controls environment
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX experience desirable.
  • Advanced Excel skills, in particular using analysis of complex data for business decisions.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, a proven ability to have partnered with the business.
  • Ability to prioritise and meet timelines under pressure, experience working in a fast paced, deadline focused, high volume role.
  • Ability to combine strong analytical skills and problem solving skills with business knowledge
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

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