Financial Accountant

Financial Accountant

  • Location

    Bracknell, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £27000 - £33000 per annum + 8% pension, 25 days holiday, flex working

  • Contact:

    Kelly Taylor

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Financial Accountant - Up to £33,000 depending on experience - Bracknell

The company
A supportive, growing and fun company, with a stable team environment offering excellent benefits, study support and flexible working.

The role
Reporting into the Financial Controller, with management of two members of staff, this role is an exciting opportunity for someone with a strong accounting background, currently working towards CIMA or ACCA (or equivalent), to develop their skill-set in a well-established & growing company. You will be supported through studies, offered the opportunity to work in many areas of finance and manage a small team (Assistant Financial Accountant & AP Clerk)

Confidence and willingness to learn, are key to success and growth in this position.

Duties to include:

  • Reconciliation of month-ends accounts, making adjustments where necessary
  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet and cash flow statement
  • Analysis and preparation of quarterly VAT reports (ensuring correct VAT is applied) as well as year-end partial exemption calculations
  • Monitoring cash bank balances and assisting in monthly cash flow
  • Managing the bank reconciliation process
  • Preparing and maintaining monthly cash flow forecast
  • Payroll duties: Receiving monthly payroll and pension from HR for 135 staff, main point of contact for payroll bureaus, signing off payrolls and pensions, monthly reporting
  • Producing statutory financial statements, liaising with external auditors
  • Keeping up to date with accounting standards and changes of legislation to provide guidance throughout the company

What you'll need to be successful

  • Currently studying towards CIMA or ACCA qualifications (or equivalent) essential
  • A degree in Finance (or similar) or AAT studies beneficial
  • Strong exposure in an accounting environment, preferably in an SME or not-for profit organisation
  • VAT experience is essential (partial exemption knowledge desirable)
  • Multi-currency experience needed due to the company working throughout the world
  • Exposure of payroll duties highly desirable
  • Knowledge of producing statutory financial accounts highly desirable
  • Competency in Microsoft packages, with excellent Excel skills
  • A strong, positive mind-set with the ability to work hard and be a leader, able to push back where necessary and able to work under pressure

What you'll receive in return

  • 25 days holiday
  • A supportive and team-orientated working environment, offering flexible working and working from home opportunities
  • Early finish on a Friday!
  • 8% non-contributory pension scheme
  • Onsite parking and canteen
  • Healthcare and life assurance

How to proceed
If this role is of interest, please click apply or contact Kelly Taylor at Wade Macdonald

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.