Financial Accountant

Newbury, Berkshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
10 Nov 2022
09 Dec 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Experience level
Part qualified
Location: Newbury/Home Based (Hybrid working)
Notice: We are continuing recruitment and have implemented new processes that promote candidate and employee safety. As part of this we have moved to a virtual hiring and onboarding process until further notice.

What will you be doing?

We're recruiting for a Financial Accountant to join our UK Finance Operations team. This role will produce the monthly financial results for the Legacy Fixed EBU business and support the Fixed EBU Finance Manager by preparing data analysis, consolidation of data from different billing bases, customer level analysis and insight. The role has the responsibility to ensure compliance to Group accounting standards and to other policies by Vodafone Group, the role is key in the analysis and reporting of actual results and identification, development and measurement of KPI's of Group internal processes. You'll enjoy improving and streamlining processes and will have the ability to convey detailed and complex information clearly and concisely to stakeholders.

Key accountabilities include:
  • Accounting for both Mobile & Fixed products and services to enterprise customers. Preparation and review of the legacy systems 'UCS and THUS' financial statements in line with month end deadlines and Group accounting policies.
  • Ensuring the integrity and accuracy of all financial transactions through to the financial statement by end-to-end reconciliation from trial balance in Great Plains to SAP/OLAP reporting.
  • Preparation of month-on-month variance analysis at segment level for discussion with stakeholders. Review and investigate any significant departure from estimated margin and taking corrective action, making recommendations as required.
  • Responsible for producing and presenting customer profitability at Gross Margin level. Consistent improvement on margin reporting by analysing segmentations in detail.
  • Reviewing monthly intrastat and quarterly VAT returns for Group submission, liaising with the Tax and Audit teams on any queries.
  • Responsible for maintaining overall fixed line reporting pack in place for Month end reviews with FDS teams and for SOX requirements including E2E recs.
  • Understanding of IFRS & accounting standards. Particularly IFRS16.
  • Reconciliation of balance sheets, identifying risks and opportunities, recommending courses of actions as appropriate. Ensure ongoing compliance with Sarbanes Oxley requirements and promote a highly controlled and accurate working environment
  • Adhoc deployment on any fixed accounting projects and queries and work with teams across functions to deliver business improvements
Who are we looking for?
  • ACA/CIMA/ACCA qualified or part qualified
  • OLAP/SAP or understanding of any Oracle based ERP (Desired but not essential)
  • Microsoft Great Plains/Dynamics (Desired but not essential)
  • Ms Excel - Efficient level (Pivot tables, Lookups, Sumifs, Index match)
  • Experience of SQL to a beginner's level, an advantage but not essential.
  • Comfortable working with databases, and large amounts of financial and non-financial data. Can handle Big Data, translate into meaningful information
What's in it for you?

An excellent basic salary and bonus with 28 days holiday entitlement, in addition to bank holidays and paid leave for charity projects. We offer an extensive and flexible benefits package that can be tailored to suit you and your family. We're proud to provide a Reconnect programme with flexibility for individuals returning to work after a career break. From our market-leading parental leave policies through to employee discounts, retail vouchers, pension plan and share schemes we are committed to supporting you throughout your career with Vodafone.

Worried that you don't meet all the desired criteria exactly? At Vodafone we are passionate about Inclusion for All and creating a workplace where everyone can thrive, whatever their personal or professional background. So if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align exactly with every part of the job description, we would encourage you to apply as you may be just the right candidate for this role or another role, and our recruitment team can help see how your skills fit in.

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