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Financial Accountant

  • Location

    Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus

  • Contact:

    Celia Matkins

  • Contact email:

    Celia@kennedypearce.com

  • Job ref:

    CMFA-1303_1584113172

  • Published:

    5 months ago

Our client is a leading FMCG company with operations in Great Britain, Ireland, France and Brazil. Across these four markets, the company has developed a strong portfolio of its own iconic brands, and is now seeking a vibrant Finance Manager to join their team. The Finance Manager is a critical part of the team responsible for accurate and complete group reporting across all of the entities - for external annual and interim reporting as well as an ongoing monthly basis internally.

Responsibilities

  • Understand financial reporting and drive improvements in accuracy
  • Ensure reporting is consistent across business units and compliant with IFRS and PLC accounting policies
  • Provide training and guidance to support business unit reporting (e.g. on new standards)
  • Balance sheet and cash flow focus
  • Interim and year end reporting (disclosure packs, notes, document reviews)
  • Subsidiary accounts completion, review and submissions
  • Balance sheet and cash flow reporting
  • Ongoing group finance governance processes (e.g. balance sheet reviews, intercompany, policy compliance reviews)
  • Build strong relationships with business unit contacts across Brazil, France, GB, Ireland and International
  • Ensure technical knowledge is up to date and lead the adoption of new accounting standards
  • Provide training to finance teams on key areas
  • Own and write accounting papers on key judgemental areas
  • Assist in providing technical accounting advice to business units
  • Key member of the team dealing with audit requests for interim and year-end
  • Assist in the mentoring and development of part qualified accountants within the PLC Financial Control team

Requirements

  • Qualified ACA/ACCA acountant
  • Solid financial accounting understanding
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good Microsoft Office applications ability: particularly Excel.
  • Hands on experience of finance systems (ideally SAP/BPC)
  • Experience of the external audit process
  • Drive and personal accountability
  • Attention to detail / analytical approach

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