International Financial Accountant

Page Personnel Finance
£30,000 - £39,999
29 Aug 2019
03 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our impressive global client based in Oxford is seeking a Finalist level Accountant to join their Finance team as the Finance point of contact for 16 countries!

Client Details

Our client is an impressive global business with their head offices based in Oxford. They are looking to hire a technically strong accountant into this pivotal role within their Finance team.


The main purpose of this International Financial Accountant role is to support the Finance Controller with managing the accounting functions within the projects and local offices in line with the appropriate accounting standards and provide for accurate assessment of financial performance. The role will involve:
  • Support the project accounting for the revenue and cost transactions to ensure that accounting and internal standards and processes are adhered to.
  • Assist in providing appropriate financial support to each of the local offices to ensure that all ledgers and accounting activities are completed accurately, to the relevant standards and in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that the Fixed Assets are accurately reflected in the balance sheet and that they are classified in accordance with accepted practice.
  • Manage the ledgers of the Local Offices and ensure that they are promptly updated when returns are submitted. This includes the key months end activity of processing the cashbooks promptly and ensuring that transactions between the local offices are invoiced promptly and reconciled at the end of each period with any exchange impact properly accounted for
  • Ensure that project invoicing for the month is complete by the required deadline and that the underlying rates accurately reflect the agreed rates for any given project.
  • Review the local office cashbooks to ensure that all project costs are captured accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Calculate and post project journals for accrued costs, deferred revenue, and accrued revenue and ensure that any risks are properly provided for.
  • Review the WIP, deferred sales, accrued income and recognised revenue balances to ensure that the correct level of revenue has been recognised.
  • Prepare project-level monthly management accounts (including portfolio, programme and individual performance reports)
  • Provide reports and analysis of the performance including: Project revenue reports, Project variance reports, against budget and forecast, Profitability and performance reports for the local offices against budget and forecast.
  • Ensure that all appropriate local office VAT returns are made on a timely basis as well as the submission of any other tax calculations in the countries of the local offices.
  • Prepare balance sheet account reconciliations as required ensuring reconciling items are cleared promptly.


The successful International Financial Accountant will be:
  • Preferably part-qualified or Finalist ACCA/CIMA
  • Have proven corporate management accounting experience.
  • Proven experience and skill in building productive relationships internally particularly at remote office locations.
  • Experience of supporting overseas offices is preferred - the ability to understand their needs and to guide and advise accordingly.
  • Excellent numeracy and IT skills (especially Excel) and very good attention to detail.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to use own initiative productively.
  • Ability to handle large volumes of work and maintain a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Tact and sensitivity

Job Offer

The successful International Financial Accountant can expect to earn £35,000-45,000 dependent upon level of qualification and experience. Plus a generous benefits package.