Accountant

Job Description

Duties include:
Taking ownership of bookkeeping and accounting processes
Preparation of the financial reports and KPIs
Ownership of the banking processes and setting up payments
Preparation of month-end journals
Preparation of banking payments
Preparation of balance sheet reconciliations relating to product specific balance sheet general ledger codes
Variance analysis of month-end revenue (identifying reasons for movements and explaining them)
Providing explanations of month-end figures for relevant products to other members of the Finance team in month-end meetings
Preparing monthly finance reports for products for use by the Financial Reporting Accountant and relevant product managers
Preparation of Company and Group financial statements
Assistance with preparation of the forecast and budget processes
Management of customer contracts
Debtor tracking and management
Managing the invoicing process (sales and purchase)
Payroll processing
Tax and VAT returns
Preparation of financial statements

Skills and experience required
A minimum of five years’ in an Accounting position
Hold ACA/ACCA/CIMA, or be qualified by experience
Have excellent MS skills (particularly in Excel, Word and Outlook)
Demonstrate a competence with Accounting software packages (Sage X3 would be beneficial)
Adaptability, flexibility and be able to operate well under pressure
Be capable of understanding requirements accurately, analysing, evaluating and problem solving
Display high attention to detail and strong reconciliation skills, great interpersonal skills