Financial Accountant - (14month maternity cover FTC)

Accounting London, United Kingdom


Financial Accountant, UK & Ireland – 14 Month Matt Cover, FTC

The main responsibility of this role it to support the Head of FP&A in the smooth running of month end by ensuring the accuracy and timely submission of UK & Ireland accounts to the Global Finance team. The role will have 1 direct report to support them in reconciling balance sheet accounts and presenting accurate financial information to numerous internal and external stakeholders across the business.


Reporting Relationships:

      Head of FP&A – Line Manager

      Assistant Management Accounts – Direct report



Major Responsibilities

Month End:

      Responsible for critical month end processes and working with the FP&A team to ensure the completeness of the accounts within deadline

      Reviewing management accounts team journals/reconciliations and continuously challenging accuracy/relevance of activity

      Review the full UK & Ireland P&L within deadline, ensuring its readiness for Head of FP&A review

      Regularly liaise with other finance teams (AP/Billing) to keep all finance processes aligned and ultimately lead to the smooth running of month end

Balance Sheet:

      Manage and control both UK & Ireland balance sheet, understanding and justifying all balances held

      Monthly review of bank account reconciliations with the aim to minimise number of unreconciled items

      Support and maintain Fixed Asset accounting policies. Assist finance and other colleagues on Fixed Asset treatment advice including ARO calculation

      Provide Fixed Asset Schedules at a US GAAP and IFRS reporting level


      Lead & report the intercompany balances accurately through collaboration with US Global and Adecco finance teams

      Lead & review monthly Intercompany netting process to ensure completeness & timely submission

      Work on monthly EMEA & Global recharges and monthly reconciliation of balances

      Review monthly global mismatch report and clear intercompany mismatches before deadline


Monthly/Yearly reporting processes & activities

      Submit monthly reporting to Adecco (MFRP/GRP)

      Support Head of Accounting & Tax in preparation of Audit and Tax computations

      Support Head of FP&A with monthly reporting/forecasts and yearly budgets

Key relationships

      Manage and develop assistant management accountant

      Act as business partner to budget holders within the organisation through continuous communication and collaboration

      Act as key support to Head of FP&A, Head of A&T and Finance Director

      Work closely with US Global finance team & Adecco

      Strive to work closely with stakeholders within the business to create streamlined processes which lead to the recording of accurate financial data

      Act as support/cover for the FP&A team during times of absence or sickness


Required Experience/Characteristics

      Technical, relevant and up to date accounting knowledge

      Experience in managing an individual/team

      Solid experience in month end accounting and understanding of different accounting treatments

      Solid experience with balance sheet reconciliation, year-end statutory audit experience – dealing with auditors. 

      Excellent Excel skills and a high level of IT literacy

      High levels of resilience; sustain momentum when faced with challenges.

      Highly effective at building and maintaining business partner relationships

      Communicates effectively and inspires people at all levels whilst gaining the commitment of others to drive towards and achieve a high-performance culture

      Able to analyse the cause of a problem and identify solutions

      Planning and organisation; consistently complete deliverables within the deadline, within budget, and beyond expected quality

      Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise and meet tight deadlines whilst maintaining high levels of accuracy


      You must be fully ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified

What We Offer

      Contract: Permanent

      Contract Type: Full Time

      Hours: 37.5

      Schedule: 9am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday

      Salary: £40,000 - £43,000 per annum Depending on Experience and Success


Must have required right to work in the UK

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