French Speaking Project Accountant

Posted 05 December 2023
Salary £300 - £350 per day
Discipline Qualified Finance
Contact NameLynsey McKinnell

Job description

Interim Project Accountant – French Speaker (3 to 6 Month Contract)

£300 - £350 Per Day Outside IR35, immediate interview / start.

Axon Moore are working exclusively with a well know supplier of household goods who have a need for an interim accountant to look after the transition of the French business into the Manchester HO. You will be looking after the daily, monthly and quarterly accounting cycle, plus managing the transition including rewriting and implementing processes, policies and procedures.

As interim accountant you will be responsible for driving business performance by partnering key stakeholders across the business, providing financial support, analysis and insight to support key business decisions. Plus, supporting added value to drive the business forward and upholding strong financial controls and governance.

  • Accruals ensuring that these are fully reconciled each month and that ageing of accrual balance is appropriate, understood and differences resolved.
  • Prepayments, ensuring the balances are fully reconciled and balances released as appropriate.
  • Management of the profit and loss, explaining differences month on month and year on year, ensuring spend is in line with budget. Challenging cost centre owners as appropriate.
  • Submitting figures to head office and ad-hoc analysis of profit and loss and balance sheet.
  • Manage the business’s customer investment spend (terms and promos), including management/reconciliation of the balance sheet accounts where sales rebates are held, and support of settlement of claims, including disputes.
  • Prepare and transact the day-to-day postings for Customer Terms and Trading Promotional Investment with the accounting systems.
  • Own the periodic sales rebate review process to ensure the accounts reflect a true and fair view of our liabilities to our customers.

Person Specification
  • ACCA / CIMA / ACA qualified and active membership
  • Fluent French to business level
  • Must live locally and be able to commute into the Manchester office 2 to 3 days per week as required.
  • Experienced accountant with several years post qualified experience.
  • Excellent excel skills
  • Experience of working with an ERP system is essential.
  • Previous experience of working in a Group environment and managing intercompany transactions.