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Reporting Accountant

  • Salary: £275 - £310 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Bournemouth, Dorset
  • Sector: Financial Accountant
  • Date posted: 04/10/2017
  • Job reference: J375209A

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My client, a large international engineering business based near Bournemouth, is currently seeking a Reporting Accountant to join them on a 3-6 month contract, supporting all aspects of Business Unit Financial Reporting.

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

You will have to pass a BPSS level security clearance upon offer of the role. This can take up to 2 weeks to complete.


  • Financial transactions for UKMA as required including maintaining fixed asset register, balance sheet reconciliation, intercompany management and investigation.
  • Provide support and cover for the Reporting team as required
  • Supporting submission of Group reporting on behalf of the Business Unit including monthly accounts, budgets, forecasts and strategic plans.
  • Business model development and review - for all aspects of reporting and forecasting, including variance analysis
  • Liaising with the Group finance team in Group reporting matters, including additional reporting requirements for half year and year end periods.
  • Supporting preparation of statutory accounts, tax packs and group submissions
  • Interfacing with external auditors, including management of deliverables and other ad hoc audit requirements
  • Providing support to the Finance Director and Head of Reporting in all ad hoc analysis requests (including providing input into technical accounting papers as and when required).
  • Monthend financial transactions to ensure completeness and accuracy of financial reporting
  • Full balance sheet reconciliation and review with all exceptions highlighted and fully understood
  • Full understanding of SAP structure and implications of changes implemented
  • Ensuring compliance with Group Finance policies and procedures (including initial review and challenge of internal audit questionnaires as completed by the BU's)
  • Input into monthly accounts and budgets for presentation to the Head of Reporting prior to review by the senior finance team
  • Adherence to all reporting timetables for monthly actuals, budget and forecast submissions
  • Ad-hoc BU reporting, including responding to Group on urgent technical queries arising in respect of BU submissions.
  • Ensuring the completeness of response to the external auditors in respect of audit deliverables
  • Year end audit packs, tax packs and other Group reporting requirements.
  • All other Business Unit reporting requirements including Balance sheet reconciliations, order book analysis, operating cashflow performance etc.
  • Identification of opportunities for continuous improvement of the services provided ensuring engagement with individuals who can validate and progress those opportunities.

Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience

  • Recognised professional qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Experience of audit and statutory accounts processes, gained through professional practice
  • Strong and up to date technical accounting knowledge, including IFRS and UK GAAP
  • Ability to understand and manipulate data to present clear and concise financial messages for review.
  • Ability to maintain knowledge of industry and regulatory standards in respect to Financial Reporting.
  • Experience of Microsoft Office 2010 including strong Excel skills
  • Experience of SAP, Navision and Cognos.