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Financial Accountant - West Lothian

Industry & Commerce - Accountant (Qualified)
Ref: 1974 Date Posted: Monday 31 Jul 2017
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Group Financial Accountant (6 months) £45,000 - £55,000

The Role

The Financial Accountant will support the wider Group Finance team to provide monthly and year-end consolidated management accounts, including balance sheet, cash flow, and budgeting and periodic forecasts as required.  This is a global role working closely with finance teams across the world, and requires an understanding of technical accounting under UK GAAP and IFRS.

Key duties will include:-

Assist with the preparation of monthly consolidated balance sheet and cash flow

Assist in the preparation of cash flow budget and forecasts as required

Preparation of technical accounting papers as required

Assist with the insurance renewal process

Assist with the finance integration of an acquired business

Review of statutory financial statements from global entities

Review monthly Balance Sheet submissions from the regional controllers for an understanding of the factors driving monthly and year to date movements, and variances on prior year

Project work

 The Person

  • A Qualified Accountant with strong technical accounting skills and knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work well and communicate at all levels
  • Strong planning and organisational skills to ensure deadlines are met
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Drive and motivation to ensure self and team succeeds in achieving fixed and demanding deadlines
  • Displays a “can do” attitude which is focused on targets and deadlines
  • A self-starter who has a problem solving approach
  • Ability to prioritise workloads and work within a fast paced, ever-changing environment 

This is a great opportunity for a self starter to gain experience in a fast paced environment with a company that is going through a significant amount of change.  There may be an opportunity to gain a permanent position from this.