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Reporting Accountant (Part Qualified) - WPP Group

Posted 23 January by FinancePlus Featured Ended

Financeplus, is the shared service centre for the impressive global organisation WPP.

We provide this global group with an excellent comprehensive accounts function, ranging from Accounts Payable, Billing, Credit Control to Management Accounts. Located in leafy Ealing, just a short walk from Ealing Broadway station (London W5) we have now been established for 5 years and have undergone impressive growth during this time.

The role reports into a Senior Reporting Accountant and sits within our Financial Reporting department. Working within a team made up of Reporting Assistants and Reporting Accountants the scope of the role is to provide the month end reporting for a number of WPP entities and lead the accounting for entities across our reporting systems and to published deadlines. This role is in a brand new team so will involve a lot of project work and collaboration with different media agencies within the group as we transition the work from their offices into our centralised hub.

This role would suit an individual who is adept at building relationships, with both internal and external stakeholders.

Duties will include:

  • Working with colleagues to ensure journals are posted

  • Working with our Intercompany team to ensure entries/mismatched are reconciled correctly

  • Ensure balance sheet accounts are reconciled and that control accounts are reviewed and cleared down

  • Work with agency to prepare and post ETB journals, straight after month end

  • Coordinate the work of colleagues and ensure this is completed accurately and on time

  • Maintain and develop the relationship with the key staff in the Finance team at the agency

  • Review processes and together with Reporting Manager introduce improvements

Relevant skills and experience:

  • Studying ACCA/CIMA/AAT

  • Strong technical accounting skills

  • Experience working in Industry

  • Excel to advanced level

  • Ability to deliver tight deadlines

  • Experience in delivering process improvements - demonstrable

  • Worked in high pressured environment, with high expectation of deliverables and quality

  • Ability to be flexible, respond positively to change and work effectively under pressure

  • Experience of corporate reporting systems

  • Significant experience in an accounting role within a large organisation

    If you'd like to hear more please do get in touch with Asha today!

Required skills

  • Accounting
  • Finance Team
  • Financial Reporting
  • Management Accounts
  • Reporting

Reference: 34019271

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