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Accounts Analyst

  • Location: Berkshire, Reading
  • Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
  • Job type: Temporary / Contract
  • Ref: 45245007
  • Recruiter: Harvey Allan
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Main Purpose of JOB

The Accounts Analyst is responsible for the execution of comprehensive general accounting and period closing activities. The Accounts Analyst is responsible for supporting the General Accounting team through the accurate and timely execution of transactional processing activities such as posting standard journals, running reports, and populating budget templates.

Key Accountabilities

  • Period end close & reporting Extraction of accounting data to prepare mid-month and month end reports, performing an initial review of the reports to verify the integrity and accuracy of the data presented prior to review Ownership by delegation of all queries from Finance and other areas of the business, communicating directly with the requester via the GA inbox and timely resolution of such queries
  • Maintain all required lists and registers to a high standard processing updates when required using detailed job aids and guidance/support from the Finance Manager and Accountant
  • Accurate and timely processing of adjustment journals and report changes following any review
  • Extraction of accounting data and reports to calculate, prepare and post mid-month and month end journals using detailed job aids and guidance/support from the Finance Manager and Accountant as necessary
  • P&L preparation & BS reconciliations
  • Prepare P&L and BS control account reconciliations highlighting and investigating material variances prior to detailed review by the Finance Manager / Accountant
  • Management Reporting Accurate and timely processing of adjustment journals and report changes following any review
  • Consolidation of various reports and preparation of presentation packs (e.g. consistent formatting, accuracy checks etc.) in a timely manner
  • Extraction of accounting data to prepare management reports (e.g. Flash reports, KPI, etc.) performing an initial review of the reports to verify the integrity and accuracy of the data presented prior to review
  • Statutory Reporting Consolidation of statutory account following approval by the Business Partner, and submission to Companies House
  • Accurate and timely processing of adjustment journals and report changes following any review
  • Preparation of statutory technical areas with guidance from the Finance Manager /Accountant
  • Regulatory and Other Reporting Accurate and timely processing of adjustment journals and report changes following any review Consolidation of regulatory and VAT reports and submission to regulators/HMRC

  • Preparation of VAT return pro-forma using detailed job aids and guidance/support from the Finance Manager /Accountant prior to review by the Finance Manager / Accountant
  • Prepare regulatory report pro-formas using detailed job aids and guidance/support from the Finance Manager / Accountant
  • Fixed Assets Perform a clerical review of capex and project budget requests (e.g. checking all paper work has been submitted and completed in full), prior to further review and approval by the Finance Manager / Accountant Responding to Fixed Asset related business queries and taking ownership for their resolution

  • Responsible for handling requests from the business for new project codes, allocating these codes against a register and communication of the code set up to the business
  • Weekly monitoring of capital project spend and ageing with responsibility for effective and timely communication with Finance and other areas of the business to resolve any overspend or project closure delays
  • Budgeting & Forecasting Review business budgets and forecasts for clerical accuracy and upload to the planning system
  • Accurate and timely processing of adjustments and report changes following any review
  • Extraction of accounting data and reports to populate the budget and forecast templates (e.g. PY budget, HY actual, PY actuals, CY forecast) and send out to the business
  • Project Work
  • Support the General Accounting team to provide specific project related activities at the BU level, such as posting journals for the preparation of acquisition completion accounts
  • Continuous improvement
  • Support the General Accountant team to identify initiatives and opportunities e.g. process improvements
  • Continued Compliance Support External and Audit activities as required, such as providing information as requested in a timely manner
  • Ensure accurate recording of transactions for tax purposes
  • Adhere to Group and BU specific policies and procedures

Essential Job Specific Skills and Experiences

  • 1+ years' experience within a financial department
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and deliver high quality work to tight deadlines
  • Basic knowledge of core financial systems and general accounting procedures
  • Awareness of current regulations including IFRS / New UK GAAP and Companies Acts an advantage

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