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Asset Accountant

  • Salary: £180 - £199 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Merseyside
  • Sector: Financial Accountant
  • Date posted: 23/07/2018
  • Job reference: J390070A

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My client, a well-known FMCG company based in Merseyside, is currently seeking an Asset Accountant to join their finance team on 1 year maternity cover contract.

You should ideally be immediately available or on a maximum of 2 week's notice, and be able to work via your own limited company or an umbrella company.

The Asset Accountant is a key role within the Europe IT entity. They are the subject matter expert for IT Capex and will support other areas, providing technical insight on accounting treatment & processes.

Key Accountabilities;

  • Global single point of contact for tangibles & intangibles accounting & process knowledge
  • Problem solving on correct accounting treatment / correct process for unique or unusual transactions
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors, providing analysis on assets & accounting treatment
  • Liaise with Tax teams managing queries & providing analysis
  • Manage asset register, including asset verification process
  • Manage Data Centre Relationship to enable accurate asset reporting
  • Review WIP (work in progress) spend for capitalisation
  • Process the Global CWIP (capital work in progress)
  • Effectively manage the monthly P&L

Experience Required;

  • Part or fully CIMA, ACCA, ACA Qualified
  • Broad experience of financial accounting
  • Experience of analysing large amounts of data
  • Experience in asset accounting
  • Experience working for a large global blue chip company, ideally within the FMCG industry or similar
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, including strong Excel
  • Knowledge of SAP