Posted 30 June by Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
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Your new company
Our client is a highly reputable and well established commercial business in the financial services sector, who provide a wide range of innovative services to a valued portfolio of clients and members.

Your new role
We are currently supporting them in appointing an experienced Financial Accountant to cover a minimum of 12 months maternity leave on a fixed term contract basis. Reporting in to a Finance Business Partner, you would be responsible for ensuring the integrity, completeness and accuracy of a general ledger. Responsibilities would include:

  • Maintaining processes, procedures and controls to provide an efficient and effective accounting function.
  • Accurate, timely and complete recording of all transactions within the ledger
  • Ensure any payments needed are raised correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Provision of accounting data and accounts to third party clients and other stakeholders
  • Ensure the accounting team has the capability to cover all daily and monthly tasks required to ensure integrity and accuracy of the ledger.
  • Definition and completion of monthly control packs
  • Document all processes and procedures

What you'll need to succeed
The most suitable person will have completed a professional accounting qualification such as ACA, ACCA or CIMA and will have recent, demonstrable practical experience in financial accounting. Personal qualities required include an analytical and investigative nature, strong interpersonal and presentation skills and good attention to detail. It is also key that you are confident on systems. Experience working in financial services would be advantageous.

What you'll get in return
This business offer competitive benefits, flexible working and the opportunity to work for a lovely and supportive team with the security of a 12 month fixed term contract.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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Required skills

  • Financial accountant - general ledger - ACA - ACCA - control account reconciliations - financial reporting

Reference: 40554617

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