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Financial Accountant

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Financial Accountant to join a leading professional services business. This role offers the chance to work within a dynamic environment, ensuring financial controls and procedures operate effectively across all group companies.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to recommend and implement improvements to such controls and reporting, while also performing regular reviews of key balance sheet items reported in the monthly management accounts.

  • Work within a leading global provider of professional services
  • Ensure effective operation of financial controls across all group companies
  • Opportunity to recommend and implement improvements to controls and reporting

What you'll do:

As a Financial Accountant, you will play an integral role in maintaining the financial integrity of our client's operations. You will be responsible for testing the effectiveness of key financial controls across all subsidiaries, providing valuable insights that drive business decisions. Your ability to organise, analyse and present large volumes of data using Excel will be crucial in this role. You will also assist with the review and testing of evidence to support key accounting estimates. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to make a significant impact within a dynamic finance team.

  • Test the effectiveness of key financial controls and processes, including tax and reporting, across all subsidiaries throughout the financial year
  • Report and discuss findings, highlighting weaknesses and provide follow up recommendations and support to strengthen
  • Conduct follow up reviews to ensure recommendations have been implemented
  • Support the Reporting Manager with the review, development and maintenance of policy and procedures
  • Assist with the review and testing of evidence to support key accounting estimates
  • Test/review operational KPI data on a routine basis
  • Coordinate and support the preparation of the annual statutory accounts and external audit

What you bring:

The ideal candidate for this Financial Accountant position brings a wealth of audit experience, either internal or external. They possess strong organisational skills with an ability to prioritise their workload effectively under pressure. Their attention to detail is impeccable, coupled with excellent analytical skills. They have a solid understanding of financial reporting procedures and can handle complex technical accounting concepts with ease. Proficiency in Excel and strong verbal and written communication skills are also key to this role.

  • Prior experience of internal or external audit work is essential
  • Ability to organise & prioritise your workload to meet strict deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent analytical skills
  • Solid knowledge of financial reporting procedures and ability to deal with complex technical accounting concepts
  • Ability to organise, manipulate, analyse, and present large volumes of data using Excel
  • Able to work on own initiative and under pressure
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills

What sets this company apart:

Our client is a global leader in providing professional services. With operations across the globe, they serve over 125,000 clients and employ over 3000 staff across the group. They pride themselves on their commitment to employee wellbeing and professional development, offering excellent benefits and opportunities for growth.

What's next:

Ready to take the next step in your career? Apply now by clicking on the link.

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Accountancy & Finance

Focus: Newly Qualified Accountant

Industry: Accountancy

Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per annum

Workplace Type: On-site

Experience Level: Associate

Location: Manchester

Job Reference: SWXFQ1-0B80551C

Date posted: 24 May 2024

Consultant: Jake Bain

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