WIP Accountant

Posted 27 October by Page Personnel Finance
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Exciting opportuinity working in central London.

** WIP Accountant ** - new role looking for someone to start immediately.

Candidate must be immediately available or on a 1 week NP.

It will be advantageous if you have experience working in a professional services background.

Client Details

This professional services company are based in central London, if you have experience working with a professional services firm, please apply.

This role will be working directly with the CFO.


The key responsibilities for this WIP Accountant are:

  • Preparation of accurate and reliable cash forecasts bi-weekly
  • Full ownership of unit's accounts receivable function: developing relationships with Partners on each client job, managing the WIP cycle, reviewing contracts, raising invoices and chasing prompt payment from clients
  • Journal entries, ledger maintenance and production of monthly reports leading to preparation of management accounts
  • Reconciling balance sheet and P&L accounts to the general ledger each month and ensuring that corporate policy is adhered to
  • Audit planning and liaising with external auditors
  • Tax planning and working with KPMG on corporation tax return
  • All balance sheet reconciliations including fixed asset management, prepayments and accruals
  • Management and control of the UK monthly intercompany process - Collate data to support recharges, accruing for intercompany charges and ensuring that all items are processed timely and correctly. management and analysis
  • Updating national statistic forms and correspond with HMRC for residency certificates
  • Management of client WIPS; analysis of overruns and communication with OIC for actions required
  • Manage prepayments and accruals
  • Daily Cash Monitoring of UK and ensuring movements are recorded in the Daily Cash schedules and posted to the necessary sub-ledger system. Eg: AP / AR / GL / Payroll.
  • Maintain fixed asset registers - Ensure that new assets are added to register on a timely basis, depreciation is calculated and recorded correctly in the ledger, identifying and recording write offs where necessary; collecting any payments from staff when they buy old company assets.
  • Manage the production of the VAT returns each quarter. Interrogate AP and AR to ensure net VAT asset/liability is correct
  • Holiday cover for AP function and support to Indian offshore expense audit team
  • Other adhoc finance tasks as required by Financial Controller - generally analysis related
  • Ad-hoc accountancy tasks


The successful candidate for this WIP Accountant position:

  • Must have strong attention to detail
  • SAP experience
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to take ownership for wide-ranging responsibilities
  • High level computer literacy, particularly Excel.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to perform under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Personable and fun to work with always welcome

Job Offer

This is a contract position to start immediately, there are several benefits for this role some of which include:

  • Paid study support
  • Flexible working hours
  • Working from home
  • Social events
  • Christmas party socials
  • Laptop & phone

Reference: 44489893

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