Senior Financial Accountant




Finance, Financial Accountant


£50,000 Per Annum



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Date Posted:

12/03/2020 14:12:00

Senior Financial Accountant


Salary up to £50,000

International organisation based in Watford is seeking a Senior Financial Accountant for their fast paced environment. This role reports directly to the Financial Accounting Manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the monthly preparation and review of the regional P&L (mainly for Germany and Austria) collaborating with colleagues in the Commercial Finance & Financial Control teams to ensure a clear and common understanding of variances to the annual budget and monthly re-forecasts.
  • The budgeting, reconciliation and re-forecasting of all lease accounting costs. The maintenance and reconciliation of the Fixed Asset books as-well as monthly reporting of spend.
  • Responsible for reporting the monthly Consolidated Financial Statements (P&L and Balance Sheet) in US GAAP; ensuring the appropriate review and approval of major Balance Sheet items in accordance with defined SOX controls.
  • Supporting the Balance Sheet reconciliation and review process; ensuring that all accounts are reconciled and reviewed in a timely manner with any risks or opportunities clearly identified & communicated.
  • Responsible for the preparation of local GAAP Financial Statements for legal entities in Germany and Austria; liaising with the Country Controllers and external auditors to ensure compliance with local GAAP reporting requirements.
  • Responsible for the Budgeting & Forecasting of the Germany/ Austria Balance Sheets with supporting analysis & commentary for inclusion in the annual Budget and monthly rolling plan submissions.
  • Responsible for the supervision and development of one direct report.

Key Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Qualified accountant with proven post qualification experience in a multi site environment.
  • Some experience of preparing statutory accounts in either Germany or Poland would be preferable.
  • German or Polish language skills would be an advantage.
  • Thorough grasp of basic closing routines/ ability to ensure integrity of the general ledger in all areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to drill down to appropriate level of detail, and then understand and communicate the cause of variances to budget & re-forecast.
  • Ability to critically evaluate processes and oversee the execution of recommendations for improvement.
  • Some experience of leading a small team with responsibility for supporting the long term development of a direct report would be preferable.
  • Flexibility in approach and a willingness to go beyond the defined role.
  • Experience of Oracle Financial system preferable.

Parkside Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Parkside Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.