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Date Added: Tue 28/11/2023

Financial Accountant

Watford, WD17, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £60000 - £65000/annum

Financial Accountant
Circa £65,000

We have a fantastic opportunity to join this market leading employer of choice who continue to grow beyond a revenue approaching £200M.

We are seeking an technically strong Qualified Accountant (ACA or ACCA ideally) to play a pivotal role in helping the business follows best practice, stay abreast of developments in this field and devising practical ways for the Group to comply, improve and simplify working practices in this area. Ultimately you will enhance the technical accounting knowledge of the wider finance team.

The business offers excellent career progression opportunities within an environment where staff development and welfare are core to the culture.

More detailed duties are below.

Key Responsibilities:

* Support the budgeting and forecasting process of the Group.
* Manage regular Impairment Testing under IAS 38.
* Act as key accounting adviser to the Group during the annual external auditing and statutory accounts process.
* Identify ways to streamline, simplify or otherwise optimise accounting policies throughout the Group, and more generally contribute towards a culture of continuous improvement.
* Maintain excellent level of technical accounting expertise, with a particular focus on developments in International Financial Reporting Standards.
* Develop and maintain strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and advisers.
* Provide in-house training on accounting matters to other members of the Finance team.
* Perform reviews of Balance Sheet reconciliations.
* Support development of business case requests for additional resources and funding.
* Support in the recruitment, induction and training of team members.
* Attend and contribute to management/department meetings where required.
* Any other ad hoc work required by the Head of Finance.

What we are looking for:

* Good technical accounting skills
* Experience of Finance systems ERP
* Advanced Excel user
* Capacity to maintain exceptional attention to detail whilst managing large sets of data and working to tight deadlines
* Confident and influential communicator, with the ability to and build positive relationships at all levels
* The ability to demonstrate resilience and build trust
* Sense of responsibility, integrity and leading by example

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