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  • Accountancy
  • Kensington
  • £400 - £450 per day
  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • 330182/001
  • 24 Jul 2017
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Financial Accountant

A Leading Media and Fine Arts business are looking to hire an expericned Financial Accountant/ Finance Manager to work in their Central London HQ.


The Group Accountant will lead in the preparation, consolidation and analysis of budgets, forecasts, as well as monthly, quarterly and year-end results, ensuring their compliance with group policies and IFRS. They will be responsible for the creation of the monthly group cash flow forecast and review of the tax planning for the group, ensuring divisional and subsidiary companies are compliant for Group tax reporting.


* Manage the time line and submission of accurate figures in the monthly consolidation process of the group figures for a multinational business. This will include being responsible for specific month end procedures and supporting the production of the Group accounts.
* Manage the timeline and deliverables from subsidiaries to ensure timely completion of all forecasting and budgeting procedures.
* Independently review and assesse the submissions of specific affiliates and liaise with subsidiaries as needed to ensure submissions are compliant with the firms requirements.
* Assist in the review and analysing of monthly figures and provides useful insight to the business in regards to profitability and variances.
* Be responsible for the creation of all management board packs that are distributed to the Group Management Team on a monthly basis.
* Support, as needed, compliance related efforts, including ensuring subsidiaries are compliant with local statutory and Group policies, under guidance from the Group Finance Manager.
* Perform various types of ad-hoc analysis and potentially represent Finance in project activities.
* Perform internal controls review and testing. With implementation of control standards for internal and external audit requirements.
* Be a key contact with the auditors and in the creation of annual report, including leading audit preparation activities, preparation of Group PBC files etc.
* Treasury - preparation of group cash flow forecasts and placing hedge contracts
* Tax - review of quarterly tax packs making sure they are filled in accurately and adequate tax planning across the group is achieved. Including the creation of an IFRS compliant tax note
* Act as the main point of contact, in support of CFO and Group Finance Manager, for external tax advisors in the UK and overseas geographies, supporting local finance leads as needed
* Ensure appropriate on-going training is delivered to global finance teams to ensure local statutory compliance and compliance with Group policies
* Supporting ad hoc projects ensuring tax implications are understood.


2 Must have experience in IFRS Must have experience in working with group consolidation
3 Must have strong computer skills
4 Advance level of excel
5 Controlling/analytical experience at group level of an internationally operating entity

Success Traits

1 Can do attitude, needs to be able to "do" as well as coordinate
2 Strong analytical thinker
3 Adaptability
4 Attention to detail
5 Proactivity
6 Able to work autonomously
7 Strong communication skills with the ability to build relationships at all levels

1 Teamwork
2 Fluent English mandatory, additional Language an advantage

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