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Financial Accountant

Reporting to the Finance Manager

Job Purpose:


To assist in the control of the finance function and provide support and information to the management of the business. To ensure that the business maintains adequate controls in support of best corporate practice.

Key Result Areas:

1.      Assist with completion of monthly consolidated management accounts, compliant to UK GAAP, in the defined group format, with supporting commentary on performance against plan and forecast.

2.      Assist with completion of statutory accounts, compliant to legal requirements and UK GAAP, in conjunction with the company auditors.

3.      Maintain books of account for group companies and in the defined group format, modified to ensure compliance with local legislation and audit requirements.

4.      Ensure a full programme of internal controls is undertaken within the group to support internal and external audit.

5.      Complete three monthly consolidated cash forecasting in the defined group format on a weekly basis and arrange transfers to and from group holding company.

6.      As part of the cash forecasting process identify currency hedging requirements           and make recommendations for forward cover.

7.      Assist with annual three-year plan in the defined group format and prepare such             revisions as are required periodically to update group performance forecasts.

Key Result Areas:

1.      Complete monthly management accounts by the seventh working day of the accounting period

2.      Complete cash forecast schedule by the second working day of each week.

3.      Install full internal controls process in conjunction with the Finance Manager.

4.      Prepare group company three year plan and budgets together with Finance Manager and Finance Director.

5.      Complete annual audit programme by the sixth week following the year end – February

Reporting Lines

1.      Day to day reporting is to the  Finance Manager

2.      Dotted line reporting to the CEO and Finance Director on matters concerning financial reporting, internal controls, statutory and international compliance

3.      Liaison with the subsidiary company Financial Manager and Financial Director

4.      Liaison with banks, solicitors, auditors and key administrative service providers.