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Accountant

  • Location Milton Keynes
  • Job type Permanent
  • Reference BBBH123079

Investigo are exclusively recruiting an Accountant for an SME client based in Milton Keynes.

In the position of Accountant Milton Keynes you will support the Finance Manager in the planning and production of monthly financial and management information. Responsible for ensuring high levels of accuracy, quality and integrity in the recording and reporting of financial data and to produce robust and timely financial information to all stakeholders. Other key duties to include:

  • Undertake month end closing activities including balance sheet reconciliations, accruals, provisions and prepayment calculations
  • Responsibility for the completion of the monthly management accounts; reviewing variances to budget and prior year as well as providing commentary to the Executive Team
  • Completion of the monthly departmental cost reports; recognizing and correcting for reporting errors, analyzing variances and undertaking review meetings with Cost Centre Managers to understand variances to budget and challenge any areas of overspend
  • Processing of monthly payroll journals and preparation of monthly payroll reconciliations
  • Assist in the preparation of employee benefit reporting; P11D, P46 and PSA forms
  • Support the Finance Manager during the interim and year end external audits
  • Assist the Finance Manager in the preparation of the annual statutory accounts
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget and rolling forecasts
  • Management of the fixed asset approval process; ensuring the correct and timely capitalisation of assets and undertaking reviews to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the Fixed Asset Register
  • Assist in the preparation of information and analysis required for the Corporation Tax Return
  • Preparation and submission of governmental returns; VAT, EC Sales List, Payment, Practices and Performance submissions and National Statistics surveys
  • Act as a point of contact with an overseas Shared Service Centre
  • To provide support and assistance to the Finance department with ad-hoc requests as directed

The Profile

The successful candidate will need to be studying towards final stages of ACCA/ CIMA/ ACA

Experience of reporting under UK GAAP (FRS 102)

Experience of working with SAP

Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to explain financial information to non-financial personnel.

Strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise deadlines, be flexible and adapt to the needs of the business

The Salary

£40,000 to £45,000 plus benefits