Financial Accountant

40000.00 - 50000.00 GBP Annual + GBP40000 - GBP50000/annum
28 Jun 2017
26 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
My client based in Basingstoke is looking for a newly qualified Accountant to join the business.


Be part of a new team responsible for transition of all accounting functions for the legacy
Own all statutory account preparation for 14 legal entities across Europe and Asia.
Co-ordinate internal and external audits.
Review and improve internal control environment.
Support the finance managers in building sustainable month end processes, reconciliation schedules and ensuring completeness for all assigned balance sheet accounts.
Provide value-added advice and support to the business unit on the creation or modification of policies, procedures, processes, products or services to ensure an appropriate level of internal control and compliance is maintained.
Ensure consistency of controls assessment and monitoring approaches across processes.
Coordinate and monitor remediation projects for significant deficiencies and material weaknesses identified for the business unit as reported by internal audit and the external auditor.
Develop a thorough understanding of business processes in scope for SOX compliance and support the documentation of the process, risks and controls.
Actively assist in the evaluation of new Accounting Standards and determine the impact on the business unit and financial reporting functions.
Support communication across the region on changes in accounting regulations around US GAAP.
Provide ongoing support for Management ad-hoc projects as assigned.


Newly qualified ACA / ACCA / CIMA Qualification with excellent academics, practice experience preferred.
Must be organised, efficient and enthusiastic, striving to improve processes and encourage positive change across the business.
Detailed and methodical attitude towards problem resolution to ensure accurate reconciliations are performed.
Demonstrate ability to identify and solve problems both individually and as a member of a team.
Possess a positive attitude and an outgoing personality.
Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.
Experience of transition of finance function would be desirable.
Hands-on approach with the ability to prioritise multi-tasks to tight deadlines.
Ability to travel (ad-hoc) and work flexibly particularly at month, quarter and year end.
Must be qualified to work in the UK and have a clean criminal records check.

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