Financial Accountant

Posted 2 March by Blackwaters
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Blackwaters are working with a PE backed multi-site business based in Woking who are looking for a Financial Accountant, this role will be part of the growing group function. This is an ideal opportunity for a newly qualified accountant looking for an opportunity where they will get diverse exposure, alongside having a clear path to either going to a senior technical role or making a move into the FP&A team.


  • Oversee the monthly consolidation process in our consolidation system -Cognos Controller. The Group currently consists of c.100 entities across UK, US, Germany and Australia.
  • Ensure that all intercompany balances are matched and reconciled monthly. Query any mismatches with the relevant subsidiary finance teams and follow through to resolution
  • Ensure the completeness and accuracy of intercompany transaction eliminations
  • Complete monthly loan interest and capital repayment calculations and postings
  • Own the Group’s IFRS16 compliance, maintaining the database of leases, calculating and posting monthly accounting entries and reconciling accounts
  • Calculate and post any transactions required in the Group’s holding companies each month
  • Own the group recharges process
  • Complete the monthly balance sheet reconciliations for all Group GL accounts
  • Own the Group-wide balance sheet reconciliation process. Ensure that all subsidiary finance teams are preparing and reviewing balance sheet reconciliations for all GLs at the required frequency.
  • Participate in quarterly balance sheet reviews with subsidiary finance teams
  • Assist in the integration of new acquisitions onto the ATG finance platform, ensuring consistency in reporting and financial controls and processes
  • Work with our outsourced accountancy provider and the Senior Financial Accountants to produce the annual statutory accounts of all UK subsidiaries (FRS101)
  • Assist in the production of the consolidated annual financial statements and report (IFRS)
  • Support the Group Financial Controller and Senior Financial Accountants in ad hoc tasks and investigations, seeing these through individually to resolution
  • Identify risks and provide the appropriate solutions along with the ability to implement those solutions with the help of the wider finance team and business.


  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualifed
  • Experience of working with or auditing complex multinational companies
  • Experience in preparing or auditing UK statutory accounts
  • Strong systems skills in all MS Office applications, with advanced Excel a must
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to successfully operate in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities.
  • Ability to step back from the detail and effectively problem solve when issues arise

Reference: 42160080

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