Financial Accountant

Financial Accountant

  • Post Date:16th May 2024
  • Apply Before: 28th June 2024
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Job Description

Location: Trinity Buoy Wharf
Contract Type: Full-time
Closing Date: 28 June 2024
Salary: Competitive
Hours of Work: 40

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POSITION TITLE: Financial Accountant

REPORTS TO: Financial Controller

SUMMARY OF PURPOSE:

Reporting to the Financial Controller, this role has primary responsibility for all accounting and technical financial activities for multiple legal entities.

MAIN ACTIVITIES:

Statutory and Accounting

  • Preparation of quarterly management accounts;
  • Preparation of books and statutory annual accounts under UK GAAP bookkeeping of three legal entities
  • Lead audit process with external auditors ensuring key milestones are agreed accounts are submitted on a timely basis
  • Preparation of financial statements and statutory accounts
  • Review of invoice coding, journals, VAT Returns and Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Ownership of month end schedules and year end processes
  • Responsible for internal audit, inclusive of testing process and controls
  • Responsible for ensuring the business appropriately adopts new accounting policies, legislation and best practice
  • Maintaining the statutory registers of the Company in electronic version
  • Maintenance of correspondence and Company documentation
  • Updates of the share register and any other register of the company
  • Timely submission of Annual Filings with Companies House (annual confirmation statements, annual accounts)
  • Maintain and improve systems & processes to ensure strong financial control, identify risks and implement internal controls
  • Working with Group and external advisory to complete the statutory annual accounts

Tax

  • Lead tax return process ensuring key milestones are agreed, tax returns are submitted on a timely basis;
  • Assistance in preparation and submission of corporate income tax returns and reporting (we would work with a tax firm to be selected).
  • Working with Group and external advisory to complete the VAT & corporation tax returns and input to tax planning
  • Tax forecasting for both Group payment arrangement and impairment analysis
  • Maintenance of tax risk register

Payments and Cash Management

  • Cash flow analysis and working capital reporting.
  • Treasury, prepare weekly and monthly cash forecasting schedules.
  • Arrange for online bank account access;
  • Agree approvals process for payment of invoices;
  • Monitoring of bank accounts, preparation and follow-up of wire instructions.

Business Growth

  • Financial technical support on all new business opportunities.
  • Work collaboratively with Group Legal Team on financial aspects new contracts.
  • Lead on funding options for new vessels, piers and infrastructure.

KEY SKILLS:

Essential:

  • ACA or ACCA qualified or equivalent
  • Technically minded, you must be comfortable in the detail as well as in presenting to senior management.
  • Flexibility & working well under pressure are a given, as are managing conflicting priorities.
  • Previous experience working in a similar position.
  • Strong IT skills including Advanced MS Excel.

Desirable:

  • First time or second time mover from practice.