Financial Accounant - Remote Working

Posted 08 November 2022
Salary £45000 - £50000 per annum
Discipline Qualified FinanceTransactional & Part Qualified
Contact NameAlex Bourne

Job description

Financial Accountant - Remote Working - £50k
Join a hugely successful, well-known and respected major player from within the utilities sector and fore fill the Financial Accountant role working predominantly remotely. There will be a requirement to attend key meetings at the business' Leeds office so all applicants should be within a reasonable commute away.

As well as genuinely flexible working the business also takes a very progressive approach to their employees' well-being and rewarding their staff for all their hard work efforts with an excellent benefits package also associated to this opportunity.
Take advantage of this forward thinking, flexible working model whilst at the same time be a part of a very close-knit, supportive finance team of 6, lead by a fantastic manager who catch-up regularly via Teams. From a development, opportunity and progression prospective this smaller team feeds in to a much larger, broader finance department. As well as joining such a large successful business a major positive of this opportunity is the autonomy you will be afforded to become involved in other areas of interest once your day to day responsibilities are complete.
As a Financial Accountant, you will deliver an outstanding (efficient and effective) financial reporting service to the whole of the business' group of companies. 

In addition, the successful applicant will:
  • Support delivery of the department purpose, principally by provision of financial information for management, statutory and regulatory accounting purposes
  • Be a key member of a team concerned with providing a high-quality accounting and reporting service
  • Ensure financial control is always maintained
  • Work closely with the external auditors throughout the year to deliver timely, high quality external reporting meeting all required regulatory and legal standards
  • Be a subject matter expert on IFRS, FRS, Companies Act and all other relevant disclosure requirements, with the ability to draft high quality management papers on key areas of judgement and uncertainty
  • Act as a key contact for Company Secretarial and Legal departments in relation to financial reporting issues
  • Able to deputise for Senior Technical Accountant when required
  • Support the Financial Reporting team in creating, managing and deploying agile (flexible) resources where and when they are required to deliver team purpose, including cross training on other team roles and support in busy periods
  • Work closely with the wider Finance team, supporting their understanding where management accounting entries are reflected in statutory financial statements and regulatory reporting to aid accurate data at source and minimise year end issues and adjustments
  • Provide additional quality control over external financial reporting
  • Provide technical finance input to ad hoc projects and enquiries

Knowledge and Skills Required
  • Qualified chartered accountant (ACA, ACCA or equivalent), with experience of applying accounting standards in practice
  • Experience of statutory reporting
  • Experience of both IFRS and UK GAAP reporting including knowledge of recent changes and proposed/new changes
  • Broad business knowledge
  • Excellent excel skills
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral & written  
Interested? Please apply using the facility provided or feel free to contact me directly. Further information about the business and the wider opportunity will be provided as well as the formal spec.

Short-list candidates will be contacted with 48 hours and for those progressing things will move quickly with both first and second stage interviews carried out via Teams.