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Senior Accountant

Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
REF: 4082_1674054180
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Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity to join a large premium retailer as a Senior Accountant. You must be a Qualified Accountant who is pragmatic and able to take ownership. This is a wonderful opportunity to join a supportive and friendly finance team and to be involved with a global and internationally respected business.

You must be available to start immediately, this is a long term on going contract role.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation and posting & processing of month end journals as agreed with your manager
  • Reconciliation of balance sheet control accounts, and ensuring that all necessary corrections are made
  • Reconciliation of all bank accounts to SAP including main account, Euro account and Standard Chartered account. This includes analysing all payments and receipts not posted by other departments to ensure these are processed and where necessary post the relevant journals.
  • Reconciliation of all fixed assets including creating assets on FAR and posting of monthly depreciation charges.
  • Process wholesale payroll journal and reconcile the accounts
  • Any other corrections/adjustments that are required for month end accurate reporting.
  • Assist with the preparation of weekly cash forecast through liaison with Finance Manager and Credit Control.
  • Review and check payments processed on Lloyds Link in the absence of the manager.
  • TAX/ Accounting
  • Preparation and completion of the UK and Irish VAT and ensure returns are filed timely.
  • To assist in the preparation of the corporation tax files, both UK and Ireland
  • To assist with the preparation of the year-end audit file, year-end account close and auditor requests.
  • To deal with all National Statistic returns
  • To raise and chase payment for all sundry invoices
  • To deputise for the Chief Accountant in his/her absence,
  • Any other ad hoc projects as requested by the manager and CFO.

Person specification:

  • Experience in a Financial Accounting
  • Minimum 4 years in an accounting role
  • Must have experience of SAP or similar large ERP
  • Computer literate with excellent excel skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Must be a team player yet be able to be work on own initiative and be proactive at all times
  • Must have a 'hands on' approach to the role
  • Must have excellent attention to detail and the ability to manage your priorities in line with the business needs