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Date Added: Wed 07/10/2020

Financial Accountant

London, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

My client, a leading Retail group, is looking to add a Senior Accountant to their vibrant team for the next couple of months. The role will focus on the technical side of accounting with a broad range of responsibilities.

Outline of the role below:

Audits and Statutory Accounts

  • Full responsibility for year-end audit and statutory accounts compliance including liaising with local accountants
  • Manage the planning of interim and final audits
  • Manage auditor attendance of EU wide stock-takes
  • Full reconciliation of Statutory adjustments in each territory including posting of statutory adjustments
  • Manage the process for setting up new entities in new territories
  • Responsibility for monthly reporting packs sent to local accountants including SOCs


  • Ownership of intercompany journals and reconciliations across all EU legal entities
  • Understanding of Transfer Pricing adjustments booked within each legal entity and liaising with the US tax team for quarterly and year end adjustments processed

Corporation Tax

  • Ensure all Corporation/Trade tax obligations are met in all local jurisdictions, working closely with local accountants to achieve this
  • Be point of liaison between local European accountants and US tax department
  • Manage preparation of annual tax packs for US tax department


  • Compiling uniform schedules/process maps on current financial systems to be shared with local accountants/auditors
  • Review of Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Oversee bag tax reporting
  • Oversee National Statistics compliance


The role is heavily compliance focused and the successful candidate should be technically strong and be skilled in analytics and problem solving. The role should provide support, coaching and mentoring to junior staff and assist in streamlining and improving processes. The current financial systems used are Oracle, Hyperion, Microstrategy to name a few.

We also look for the below:

  • Newly Qualified ACA (Ideally big 4)
  • Previous experience within retail is highly desirable
  • experience with one of the foloowing systems: Oracle, Hyperion, Microstrategy)
  • Can work to tight deadlines and manage expectations
  • Has strong communication skills and is organised
  • Has a positive attitude and keenness to develop
  • Is proactive and takes initiative
  • Is personable and works well in a team environment

If you feel you match all the above requirements then please apply now. Due to high volumes only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for this role.

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