Financial Accountant

Recruiter
RSM UK
Location
Preston
Posted
31 Oct 2020
Closes
03 Nov 2020
Ref
1788415496
Category
Accounting
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
About the role

The National Finance Office (NFO) are hiring a Finance Accountant to join their team on a 9 month maternity cover. The purpose of this role is to ensure the NFO function meets reporting deadlines, looking after balance sheet and treasury reporting and other ad hoc tasks.

About the company and department

The National Finance Office is a team of approximately 80 people, split over various locations. They are responsible for supporting the firm with all financial aspects of the day to day running, including supplier payments and expenses, payroll, commercial finance support and financial and statutory accounting to name a few.
The financial accounts team in which this role resides is responsible for many areas such as balance sheet reporting (i.e. accruals, prepayments, bank reconciliations, fixed assets), Treasury reporting (Internal and external reporting), overhead reporting (reviewing and understanding costs under contribution within the P&L) and analysing and understanding the financial information of the group.

About the job

The focus of this role is to support the Financial Accounts. Responsibilities of the role include treasury reporting (monthly cashflow reporting, cashflow budget, daily cashflow including the short term cashflow and external reporting for the bank), production of the monthly balance sheet reporting pack, maintaining accounting records and the production of monthly balance sheet reconciliations, adhoc projects and documentation of processes and controls.

In addition, you will be required to liaise with other departments within RSM to ensure processes are being followed, therefore you will need good communication skills and will develop a strong knowledge of our internal functions to gain the insight and knowledge to produce high quality management information.

Responsibilities
  • Preparation of the monthly balance sheet pack
  • Treasury reporting to be produced internally (monthly cashflow reporting, cashflow budget & short term cashflow) and external reporting to the Bank on covenants/facilities
  • Calculation of various balance sheet items, complete with monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Run ad hoc reports and maintain accounting records
  • Documentation of processes and controls, inefficiencies identified, and improvements made
  • Provide support to the team as required
  • General administration regarding the financial accounts

About the ideal candidate

The candidate should be organised and methodical in their approach, with a good eye for detail who is enthusiastic and a team player. The candidate should be adaptable to change, thorough, flexible and resilient whilst remaining accurate and helpful whilst working under pressure. Good communication skills and being comfortable with computer systems including Excel is important.

Requirements
  • The candidate should have a professional qualification
  • Proficient in Excel (understanding of pivot tables, vlookup, sumif etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - able to deal with people at all levels
  • Self-motivated and able to show initiative