Financial Accountant

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £40000 - £50000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Kelvin Murphy

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Startdate:


This is a part time role (3 days per week)

The purpose of your role is to provide accurate Group consolidated financial and management information (Group currently consists of UK & Ireland) including balance sheet control and central (head office) cost centres reporting, as well as contribute to the production of the UK store P&Ls. The role has two direct reports responsible for sales ledger and cash management.


  • Parent company and group consolidation accounting, including P&L, Balance sheet and cash flows, intercompany recharges and review of balance sheet reconciliations
  • This is a part - time role.
  • Responsible for production of Head Office P&Ls each period and working with department heads to drive efficiencies and cost savings for the business
  • Be a primary point of contact for both internal and external auditors
  • Coordinate the production of an audit file & supporting schedules for both the Group and company year ends for review by the SFM and CFO, including managing the input of others where required
  • Draft statutory accounts for the trading company and local group, tying into consolidation file
  • Lead the IFRS 16 transition project to ensure accurate and compliant lease accounting for the business, as well as advising on other technical accounting issues going forward;
  • Responsibility for tax compliance matters, including providing required information for external tax team to prepare tax computations, preparing annual analysis for PSA submission and liaising with external property consultants over SDLT returns
  • Assist with preparation of budget and forecast schedules including head office P&Ls, depreciation, balance sheet and cash flows
  • Developing skills with the Anaplan financial planning tool, used for budgeting and forecasting as well as month-end reporting
  • Ownership of the management of the sales ledger to drive improving working capital;
  • To review and sign off fixed asset additions, while maintaining the fixed asset register;
  • To take ownership of Balance Sheet reconciliation and sign off procedures, producing a balance sheet file by WD 10 each period, including reconciliations and supporting schedules, as appropriate;
  • Post monthly & weekly payroll at period end including store to store transfers and reconciling control accounts;
  • Complete all National Statistics Office forms and submit on time

Skills & Behaviours

  • To demonstrate time management and planning skills to ensure all deadlines are consistently met to the required standard
  • Up to date on IFRS accounting regulations including leasing, consolidation and fixed asset accounting
  • Excel to intermediate levels
  • To take a "hands on" approach to the job role
  • To manage and organise your own workload and that of your team in a flexible manner to meet the needs of the business
  • To be attentive to detail and be thorough & accurate in all work undertaken both personally and individually within the team
  • To take ownership for problems as they occur and to be proactive in solving them
  • To always show a positive approach and "can do" attitude to the job role
  • To instruct and manage the day-to-day workload of direct reports so that they are competent in all areas of the business pertinent to the job role.

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