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Financial Accountant

  • Location Watford
  • Job-type Contract
  • Reference BBBH108181

This client of choice a leading Retailer is seeking a Financial Accountant for a period of 12 Months to cover Maternity Leave.

What's the purpose of the job:
To support the Head of Accounting in:

  • Ensuring that accounting for non-operational items (amortisation and depreciation, debt/interest) is maintained on an accurate and timely basis;
  • Ensuring the Group complies with its banking and statutory reporting requirements and is well prepared for external audit.

What will I be doing?

  • Month end activities for P&L lines below EBITDA and various balance sheet accounts including posting of journals and producing supporting calculations and reconciliations.
  • Preparing a consolidated balance sheet pack and cash flow on a monthly basis for reporting to key stakeholders.
  • Preparing statutory accounts under IFRS/FRS 101 in accompanying notes.
  • Performing intercompany interest calculations for group companies on a monthly basis in accordance with the group's policy.
  • Assist with co-ordinating the preparation and completion of statutory accounts across our European companies, which are compliant with local GAAP.
  • Preparing the company for external audit including: preparation of year-end reconciliations and supporting calculations; and preparation of audit deliverables.
  • Delivering ad hoc projects.

What qualifications, skills and experience do I need?

  • ACA qualified or part qualified, technically strong with excellent knowledge of IFRS
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and problem solving skills with the ability to work independently or as part of the team, taking full ownership of assigned projects.