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Senior Financial Reporting Accountant

Senior Financial Reporting Accountant

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    £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, 1 day a week in office

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    Miles Gallagher

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    about 1 month ago

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Senior Financial Reporting Accountant - Reading (1 day a week office) - £50000 - £55000

We are currently recruiting for a Financial Reporting Accountant for a rapidly growing SME software company based in Reading town centre. My client has enjoyed steady growth over the last 5 years and due to this continued growth, they are looking for an experienced Financial Accountant to undertake the Company's financial and management reporting activities, applying a strong understanding accounting policies and business needs. To support the vision and strategy; whilst mitigating key risks, challenges, and exploiting appropriate opportunities.

Reporting into the Finance Director the successful Financial Accountant will be responsible for the following:

Financial Accounting

  • Draft Annual Report and Accounts; ensure all filings are undertaken in a timely manner, liaising with appropriate stakeholders.
  • Undertake analysis and provide commentary as required.
  • Support finance colleagues in their analysis and create, update and manage audit schedules.
  • Liaise with external auditors and Ensure compliance with accounting policies incl 3rd party engagement where appropriate
  • Provide ad-hoc advice as required e.g. IR35 (HR)

Management Reporting

  • To lead the monthly management report consolidation.
  • Draft EMT and Board packs / schedules for CFO review and undertake analysis as required - incl KPIs.
  • Work with budget holders and finance team to update forecasts, update and create develop budgets.
  • Calculate / update VAT and CT estimates.
  • You will provide the business with professional, pro-active and pragmatic support in line with business needs.

Other Duties:

  • Lead on R&D (HMRC) claim calculations.
  • Manage monthly reporting and year-end reporting system processes.
  • Work with the CFO and CoSec on Options and dividend workings and papers.
  • Support CFO with EMT activities and work collaboratively in the development and achievement of team vision / strategies and ad-hoc activities.
  • Provide support to the Finance team as necessary.

The Successful Financial Reporting Accountant will be a qualified Accountant (ACCA, ACA, CIMA) with three plus years PQE. You will have strong technical accounting knowledge, experienced in consolidating accounts, R&D claim (HMRC). Ability to prioritise and work at speed, providing accurate, pragmatic and actionable advice to tight deadlines.

Advanced Excel and strong analytical skills are a must. Previous experience working within a SaaS environment is highly beneficial as is knowledge of Power BI / Tableau.

Senior Financial Reporting Accountant - Reading (1 day a week office) - £50000 - £55000

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.