Financial Accountant

Location:
Coventry
Job Type:
Permanent
Industry:
Finance
Job reference:
BBBH149790_1659102725
Posted:
17 days ago

Financial Accountant

Location: Coventry (remote for now)

We are actively looking to secure a Financial Accountant to join Experis as one of our expert consultants, delivering services to our clients.

Experis Consultancy is a Global entity with a well-established team with over 1000 consultants on assignment across 20 clients globally. Our UK operation is growing and has very aggressive plans for expansion over the coming years. We form part of the Manpower group of companies that turn over $20 billion a year collectively.

Job Purpose

Our Client are a European electric utility company and runs one of the world's largest investor-owned electric utility service providers.

Our Client are seeking an experienced Financial Accountant to be responsible for various day to day elements of accounting of various businesses including B2B Solutions, Heat and City Energy Solutions.

The role will be interacting regularly with the businesses in the UK and shared service centre in Cluj.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the timeliness and accuracy of the financial statements for the businesses which have been prepared in Cluj. This is for monthly, quarterly and annual positions.
  • Develop strong working relationships to ensure that there is a strong and full knowledge of the various businesses within CS UK with a view to converting this into the consequent impact on financial systems.
  • Preparation of any supplemental information required on a quarterly basis for the Centre of Competence in Essen.
  • Ensure that information provided by the businesses is validated and challenged prior to being processed by the Shared Service Centre in Cluj.
  • Production of the statutory accounts including disclosures.
  • Provision of tax pack related information to the Tax team.
  • Completion of any other external related reporting eg Office for National Statistics forms.
  • Ensure that the financial statements are technically correct and in accordance with the E.ON accounting manual and International Financial Reporting Standards.
  • Support the implementation of process improvements, ensuring that they remain effective and efficient.
  • Provision of technical accounting advice.
  • Ensure that the accounting ledgers are compliant with UK tax requirements (Corporation tax, VAT, PAYE etc).
  • Be a key user for modules within Globe (eg Accounts Payable, Receivables etc) so that colleagues can refer business queries to ensure smooth operation.
  • Liaise with Internal Audit and external auditors and the business to fully support audits.

Scope of decision making:

The post holder is able to make day to day decisions with regards to:

  • Challenging the business on accounting principles
  • Application of accounting rules to business transactions
  • Escalation of key matters to the Head of Accounting

Key processes followed will need to be in full alignment with the requirements of the Shared Service Centre in Cluj and Centre of Competence Consolidation in Essen. Any future developments in processes will be monitored and implemented.

Skills

  • Commercial awareness.
  • Good technical accounting skills
  • Proactive approach to problem solving
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills with the ability to interpret data
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong working relationships
  • Strong knowledge of SAP Accounting systems and processes
  • Flexibility to work to tight timescales
  • IT literate, with Excel being a prerequisite

Qualifications:

  • A degree or equivalent level qualification
  • A relevant professional accounting qualification (CIMA, ACCA, ACA).
  • Practical post qualification experience.

Interested candidates should submit their CV in the first instance.

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