Accountant

  • Newbury
  • £35,000.00-£40,000.00
  • Audit / Accounting

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Description

Accountant

  Location
Newbury, Berkshire
·  Salary
£35,000.00-£40,000.00
·  Category
Accountancy & Finance
·  Job type
Permanent
·  External Reference
KBA963
·  Industry
Banking and Financial Services

Fantastic opportunity to join a well established company based in Newbury. Our client is looking for an Accountant to join their team on a permanent basis. The role is working Monday to Friday flexible 9am to 5.30pm and offering a salary of �35,000 to �40,000.

The UK Accountant is a key role in the Northern Europe Regional Finance Team with responsibility for supporting the accounts payable, banking and month end processes, UK&I statutory reporting activities and supporting regional accounts receivable activities.
The Accountant will have strong numerical and analytical skills & high attention to detail. The ability to prioritise, work independently and reliably whilst supporting the activities managed by the Financial Shared Service Centre (FSSC) and the rest of the NER Finance Team is key.
A can do attitude is essential, along with a focus on continuous improvement & managing change. Experience of working with MS Office and Oracle is essential.
The Accountant should show commitment to working in a diverse and remote team, have strong communication skills and be able to build effective relationships with internal & external customers.

Duties will include but are not limited to:
Accounts Payable:
*Process & communicate intercompany recharge requests timely
*Ensure intercompany transactions are fully reconciled and queries resolved timely
*Be the central point of contact for iProcurement system and monitoring/tracking Purchase Orders for the UK
*Approve UK supplier invoices prior to processing
*Be the central point of contact for UK banking activities
*Support the NER Finance Assistant with supplier invoice & employee expenses queries and processing
*Support review & completion of accounts payable and bank reconciliations monthly
*Define and communicate bi-monthly payment schedule for employee expenses
*Ensure all expenses are approved for payment in advance of the payment deadlines
*Verify and audit expense claims according to the company guidelines

Payroll:
*Support local Human Resources team and Shared Service Centre with monthly payroll processing
*Enter and reconcile payroll transactions monthly
*Calculate, monitor and reconcile employee bonus, commission and benefits entries monthly
*Provide actual vs forecast and budget analysis of headcount related data monthly
*Maintain headcount reporting by cost centre, communicating changes as necessary

Month End Reporting:
*Manage the completion of the month end close (managing and reconciling accruals & prepayments, intercompany accounting, review of P&L and Balance Sheet)
*Reconcile the balance sheet monthly
*Create the month end file of all journals and supporting documentation
*Complete month end reporting of actuals vs forecast, budget and prior year
*Create and manage the monthly cash flow forecasting process
*Monitor and report on cash flow variances, taking corrective action if necessary
Sarbanes Oxley Reporting:
*Produce monthly SOx reporting inputs for the branch
*Highlight any issues to NER Finance Business Partner and take corrective action
*Support creation of regional reports and resolution of queries

Forecasting & Budgeting:
*Manage the inputs to the monthly forecast and annual budget process in line with regional requests
*Enter forecast adjustments and budget entries into the Hyperion reporting system
*Produce Hyperion reports

Statutory Reporting: UK&I
*Responsible for Intrastat Reporting monthly
*Responsible for calculation, reporting and payment VAT monthly
*Manage Corporation Tax calculations and payments
*Completion of ad hoc annual reports and inputs as requested
*Manage annual statutory payroll related reporting
*Plan and manage all internal and annual external audits
*Be the point of contact with external audit team

The ideal candidate:
*Have a proven track record working in an accounts department.
*Recently qualified accountant, or qualified by experience.
*Must exhibit strong numerical & analytical skills.
*Be able to work to deadlines and provide clear and concise updates.
*Must exhibit a proactive/can do attitude.
*Ability to prioritise and multitask.
*Strong verbal and written communication skills.
*Experience of using Oracle Financials.
*Good working knowledge of MS Office.
*Experience of UK&I Statutory Reporting an advantage.

Do you have experience in a similar role and all the relevant skills? If so apply today Adecco Newbury.

Please note: This position is based in Newbury, please only apply if you are willing and able to work in this location.

All applications will be reviewed within five working days by one of our experienced consultants and successful applicants only will be contacted within that time frame. Please be assured that your details remain confidential and they will not be sent out to our client(s) until you have been contacted by us and have given us your consent, in accordance with REC guidelines. Adecco is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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