Senior Financial Accountant

Posted 19 January 2024
Salary £50000 - £60000 per annum
Discipline Qualified Finance
Contact NameMaria Buckley

Job description

Brilliant opportunity to develop your career as a Senior Financial Accountant with our PE-backed high-growth client based in Leicestershire a division who are part of a successful group, this role offers a hybrid working model (2 days office-based) flexible working, an annual bonus, enhanced benefits, and the chance to work with a forward-thinking finance team with a genuine passion for what they do!

  • Drive improvements in divisional/brand reporting and financial controls
  • Enhance processes (e.g., purchasing, sales) through regular reviews and stakeholder collaboration.
  • Implement external and internal audit recommendations.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive accounting policy and process manuals.
  • Ensure high-quality completion of month-end and year-end processes.
  • Provide board-standard commentary and thorough reviews.
  • Oversee preparation of financial statements under FRS101/IFRS
  • Provide timely and high-standard information for group consolidation.
  • Manage and support team member development.
  • Collaborate with various finance teams (systems, commercial, finance administration)
  • Prepare technical accounting and project papers for external auditors and senior management.
  • Support Divisional/Regional MDs in aligning processes and controls with head office standards.
  • Address external and internal audit requirements.
  • Complete relevant returns and compliance requirements
  • Proactively plan for future growth in the finance department
  • Fulfil ad-hoc requests from Financial Controller or Head of Group Finance
The Candidate:
  • Accounting qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with 2+ years post-qualification experience.
  • Proven project leadership enhancing control and efficiency.
  • Expertise in changing existing processes and preparing technical accounting papers to board and auditor standards.
  • Successful track record in high-quality statutory accounts with minimal auditor review comments.
  • Proficient in month-end and year-end processes, UK consolidation, and providing board-level commentary.
  • Strong business partnering skills, process ownership, and effective control implementation.
  • Experience in reviewing and providing feedback within a finance department.
  • Compliance reporting proficiency.
  • Previous management experience with direct report development.
  • Advanced Excel skills, attention to detail, and a friendly, professional, proactive attitude.
  • Familiarity with Sage 200, SAP, or Access.
  • Commercial finance department background.
  • Budgeting expertise.
  • Knowledge of IFRS, consolidation, and M&A integration.
This role would suit candidates with 2+ years post-qualification experience and technical accounting skills.

Please apply via the link and for more information please call Maria at Axon Moore