Financial Accountant

To maintain the integrity and completeness of all areas of the balance sheet and assume responsibility for all general ledger accounts relating to operating and other expenses, ensuring compliance with all internal and external reporting requirements. Development of internal controls, processes and procedures promoting robust and accurate reporting.

Job Added: 13th January 2023

Department: Finance

Reports to: Commercial Finance Manager

Location: Twickenham

Responsibilities and duties for the role will include:

  • Take ownership of governance for the balance sheet, ensuring accurate recording of all transactions, reconciliation of control accounts and preparation and reporting for month/year ends with variance analyses and other necessary reporting.
  • Lead governance of operating expenses, inter-company recharges and tax, as well oversee all areas of AR/AP with credit control and cash management as well as VAT and payroll.
  • Oversee fixed asset ledger maintenance and ensure all transactions are correctly accounted for including right of use and other accounting protocols accurately recorded.
  • Prepare timely and accurate reporting for all opex and the balance sheet, monitoring performance against budgets and forecasts as well as explaining variances. 
  • Ensure timely and accurate information is provided for all US reporting requirements.
  • Develop and maintain KPIs to provide management with leading indicators.
  • Assist with preparation of budgets and forecasts.
  • Manage year end reporting for areas of responsibility including internal and external liaison regarding tax and audit.
  • Co-ordinate and communicate relevant accounting updates to relevant colleagues ensuring correct disclosure information is maintained.
  • Oversee R&D claims as well as management of asset portfolio with associated financial reporting knowledge.
  • Promote and develop streamlining and automation of reporting to ensure financial systems are well maintained and capable to meet reporting demands.
  • Maintain external reporting compliance, including international VAT and other registrations.
  • Assist with the maintenance, review, development and documentation of internal controls, processes and procedures relating to the balance sheet and Opex, co-ordinating internal audits and ensuring compliance with a SOX environment.
  • Manage, mentor and develop team members promoting best practice across all areas.
  • Assist with ad-hoc financial planning and analysis and special projects, as required.

Key Attributes / Skills and Qualifications:

  • Qualified accountant with 3+ years PQE in similar roles (ACA, ACCA or CIMA).
  • Effective communicator with both financial and non-financial colleagues.
  • Management skills.
  • Confidence to challenge others, solve problems and make decisions.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Dynamics NAV or similar ERP (desirable).
  • Competent with reporting tools eg Power BI.
  • Occasional travel to other company sites within the UK/internationally.

How to apply:

If you believe you would be a good fit for this position, we would love to hear from you.
Please send your CV & Covering letter to:

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