Financial Accountant

  • £40000 - £50000 per annum
  • Christchurch
  • Posted: 09/06/2021
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 387141725

Job Details

Sheridan Maine are seeking a Qualified and technically strong Financial/Statutory Accountant to join a leading Group of companies based near Christchurch. This key role will be reporting into the Finance Director and working closely with the finance team.

Key areas of responsibility: 

  • Preparation of the statutory accounts for the group in accordance with IFRS
  • Preparation of the statutory accounts for all subsidiaries in compliance with current UK GAAP
  • Fund accounting for Trusts and preparation of Trust accounts
  • Accounting for Investment management
  • Balance Sheet preparation and review
  • Preparation of corporate and personal tax computations
  • Review of accounting at an entity level on a monthly basis
  • Accounts preparation ownership and consideration of impact of new accounting standards
  • Drafting of reports and board memos for the Group
  • Undertake other adhoc tasks and financial project work at the direction of the Chief Financial Officer and Group Finance Manager
  • Always fully comply with policies and procedures
Education and Qualifications:
  • Minimum 3 years post ACCA, ACA or CIMA qualified or QBE
  • Experience in preparation and production of financial accounts for various types of entities including limited companies, partnerships, charities, sole traders and trust
  • Experience of preparation of company and personal tax returns, not essential but desirable
  • Detailed knowledge of finance systems 
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Good understanding of Management Accounts, Funds and Sub-ledgers
Skills & Competencies:
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-starter – ability to show initiative and work on his/her own to achieve department and business objectives
  • Professional attitude with appreciation of wider business objectives
  • Strong networking and relationship building skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and meet tight deadlines
  • Flexibility in approach
  • Ability to learn new systems and skills quickly
 Personal Attributes
  • This role will suit a person who has a dedicated working style with the drive and enthusiasm to improve processes and to see a task through to completion
  • Acting as a key member of the Finance Team they will take pride in the service provided, and as such must be a strong communicator and have the ability to comply with processing and reporting requirements
  • The role requires significant communication and liaison at different levels across the organisation and it is important that these contacts should be managed effectively and co-operatively
  • The successful applicant will be highly motivated and enthusiastic to move forward and develop their career in a finance environment. They will be a team player who is happy to be flexible in their approach
  • Occasional travel to other sites may be necessary and a clean UK driving licence is required
You are required to be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within five days please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.
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