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  • Financial Accountant

  • Location: London, West End
  • Salary: £250 - £300 per day
  • Job type: Temporary / Contract
  • Ref: FOD4683739
  • Recruiter: Fodini Charalambous
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I am currently working for a household high street retailer who is seeking a newly qualified Financial Accountant to join their growing London finance team on a temporary basis for an initial period of six months with a possibility of an extension. The role is reporting directly into the Financial Controller and is based in their brand new Soho office. This is a brilliant opportunity for a newly qualified CA candidate with some exposure to retail, who is looking for their first role outside of practice

Key Responsibilities

  • Complete monthly accounting activities, understand variances to budgets/forecasts and clearly explain these to relevant stakeholders within and outside of Finance.
  • Complete the annual statutory accounts for the group
  • Liaise with external auditors to provide information requests for half year and annual reporting
  • Support the Financial Controller with managing the G insurance requirements including liaising with brokers, collating risk information and coordinating internal processes around handling of claims
  • Streamline existing processes to improve efficiency, accuracy and level of control
  • Understand other activities within the Financial Accounting team and provide cover for other team members as required
  • Support with ad hoc activities as required
  • Critically appraise key processes to recommend improvements and identify opportunities to save cost or invest better
  • Work with the wider Finance team to ensure periodic budgets and forecasts are as accurate as possible and to understand forecast variances

Key Requirements

  • Qualified accountant (CA/ACA)
  • Excellent IT skills with strong knowledge of Excel
  • Strong organisational skills, logical approach and attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work to deadlines whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to communicate detailed process and transactional data clearly and simply at all levels
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a skilled leader and influencer with a passion for people development
  • Self-motivated, resilient and able to demonstrate initiative
  • A strong and self-aware communicator with ability to influence others
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