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    Temporary Accountant 6 month contract

  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Accountant
  • Location: Colne, Lancashire
  • Salary: Up to £45000 per annum
  • Date posted: 15/02/2018
  • Job reference: CMS031488'2002_1518710254

My clients are a holiday lettings company and have a vacancy for a temporary Accountant, this role will be for 6 months.

The Financial Accountant is predominantly based in Earby and reports directly to the Financial Controller to assist the business in creating, developing and validating accurate and efficient trading reports whilst the business is going through a sale process.

To assist and facilitate the business in implementing technological deployments that¿s required to continually develop and understand the operations and services the business provides to key stakeholders.

The role may also be required to facilitate ad-hoc projects and requests for financial and commercial analysis as and when required.

Key tasks, responsibilities and accountabilities

Financial Reporting & Accounting support:

Support the team with the day to day operation of Treasury and cash-flow management to ensure cash pooling opportunities are maximised.

Support the team with the day to day operation

Take responsibility for the completion of specific reconciliations and for identifying and resolving reconciling items.

Take responsibility for the posting of key journals including those required for revenue recognition changes.

Provide support to year end and quarter end processes such as statutory accounts via the SAGE Accounts preparation software, Tax packs and Quarterly reporting packs.

Review the current posting and reconciliation processes and procedures and suggest automation, improvements and changes where required.

Assist in the roll-out of the new capital Essbase solution to the wider business.

Finance Department Support:

Engage with finance sub-teams to ensure on-time delivery of finance projects and change implementation.

Use an understanding of the tools and software available around the organisation to identify new opportunities to ensure maximum utilisation of all features to deliver all potential operating efficiencies.

Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Support

Provide support as required to the FP&A team in regards to new forecast and costing models or new and improved reporting.

Assist in the roll-out of the new headcount forecasting model to the wider business. Work with the business leaders to refine and document the desired processes.

Education, training, skills and experience required

Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)

Strong Excel skills

Excellent analytical and quantitative skills with emphasis on accuracy and thoroughness

Strong Commercial knowledge in a business environment

Education, training, skills and experience desirable

Experience of SUN and Essbase accounting packages

Advanced Excel skills

Knowledge of SAGE Accounts preparation software

Experience of Barclays.net system for banking

Able to provide examples of rapid impact in a short time frame

SQL coding skills

To apply for this role please forward your CV to Tracy Bolan at Clayton Recruitment using the links below.

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