Senior Financial Accountant

Wantage, Oxfordshire / London, City of London
£65000 - £75000 per annum
01 Mar 2024
08 Mar 2024
JN -032024-6352419
Laura Riley
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

This Senior Financial Accountant role requires an adept individual capable of overseeing the company's financial processes, strengthening the accounting team, and ensuring regulatory compliance. The position is based near Wantage, Oxfordshire, one day a week and offers a unique opportunity to contribute positively to the company's financial health.

Client Details

Our client is a well-established organisation boasting a significant presence with hundreds of employees across multiple global locations. Their primary focus is on providing top-tier services that meet and exceed client expectations.


Bringing together the accounting and technical compliance for six businesses as they integrate to one overall entity, you will ensure consistent accounting practices and help shape the wider business processes to be scalable and efficient. Your key deliverable is accurate financial information. You'll be required to work closely with a global finance function and key stakeholders at all levels of the business to ensure best practices are implemented.

The Senior Financial Accountant's duties will include:

  • Being responsible for ensuring accuracy of technical accounting, inclusive of acquisition accounting
  • Work with the GFD, CFO and other members of the finance team to provide guidance on issues arising from this financial information and accounting treatment of judgemental areas
  • Establish, implement, and monitor the group's finance policies and procedures
  • Responsible for the review of group VAT returns
  • Ensure a compliant and well-planned tax environment e.g. R&D, Transfer Pricing, Thin Cap/CIR, Deferred Tax assets.
  • Support in delivering the group statutory accounts, ensuring annual audits are carried out effectively and efficiently for all jurisdictions, ensuring all regulatory requirements are met regarding the group's financial affairs
  • Management of accounting systems and external support including month end close procedures
  • Review of monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Establish, implement, document and monitor the group's finance policies and procedures, incorporating both accounting policies and internal procedural controls
  • Support the centralised finance processing operation, driving efficiency through process improvement and standardisation
  • Influence behaviour both within finance and the wider business for continuous improvement, particularly in areas such as revenue recognition
  • Support in new system implementation (Sage Intacct) ensuring a strong and robust control environment exists
  • Ad-hoc tasks and support required by the GFD, as required


The successful Senior Financial Accountant should ideally be:

  • An Accountant with ACA qualification from a top 10 firm
  • Some post qualification experience in a commercial setting
  • Strong financial accounting and tax technical experience within a group international business
  • Detailed working knowledge of FRS102
  • Results-orientated and service delivery focused
  • High attention to detail
  • Able to work in a busy and fast paced environment, able to cope with ambiguity and possess a relentless focus on continuous improvement
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization essential
  • Have good experience in developing and implementing controls and processes
  • Experience of a Private Equity backed business environment or VC backed (leveraged finance), desirable

Job Offer

  • A competitive salary package in the range of £70,000 - £75,000 per annum.
  • Hybrid working model, with one day in the Oxfordshire office near Wantage.
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Shutdown between Christmas and New Year
  • Private healthcare and dental insurance
  • Group income protection
  • Salary sacrifice pension scheme

We encourage all suitable candidates seeking a fulfilling role as a Senior Financial Accountant who holds an ACA qualification to seize this opportunity. This role offers a rewarding career in a company where your contribution is valued and rewarded.

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