Financial Accountant - Senior

16 Jul 2017
20 Jul 2017
Job role
A niche financial retail business is seeking a Senior Financial Accountant based in Brentford to join its expanding team. You will receive many benefits such as a pension, bonus, private healthcare and access to an onsite gym.

Operating since 1994, this company has become the market leader within their market niche and operate with a very high-profile customer portfolio. Reporting into the Finance Manager you will manage a team of three staff and have responsibility for the accounting and accounts payable function.

As the Senior Financial Accountant, your duties will be to:

• Deliver an improved interim bank reconciliation process and liaise with the project team to ensure an automated solution is included in the systems build for the systems architecture refresh programme
• Provide a robust link between accounts and the settlement team producing clear defined communications to ensure that aged items are dealt with appropriately
• Be responsible for a business unit’s balance sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis and production and onward distribution of that balance sheet
• Be responsible for the maintenance and control of the online expenses tool, including setting up and managing authorisation levels and uploading expense data
• Provide back up support and deputise in absence for the finance manager as necessary, updating procedures, suggesting process improvements and working with the project team to drive a successful implementation of Microsoft Dynamics through the systems architecture refresh programme
• Support direct reports where necessary to verify, implement and maintain fit for purpose control processes.
• Audit of payment runs completed by accounts payable to ensure all supplier and employee payments are accurate and complete.

To be a successful Senior Financial Accountant you will have the following skills and experience:

• A qualified Accountant.
• IT literate.
• A strong experience of working within a high-volume data intensive business.
• The ability to build credible relationships with various internal stakeholders and have clear leadership skills that will lead a team that is well established within the business.

In return, the Senior Financial Accountant will receive a salary of up to £60,000 per annum.

If you are looking for an opportunity that is interesting and varied within a team and business that is well established, stable and growing, please apply in the strictest confidence.

The job title of ‘Senior’ relates simply to the level of experience and has no relevance to age. You are encouraged to apply for any opportunities that you feel to be suitable, irrespective of age or level of experience.

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