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HEAD OFFICE ACCOUNTANT


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Paul Mitchell Associates – Leicester, MID
38,000.00 – 42,000.00£ per year
Head Office Accountant. Our client a leading international business seeks a qualified accountant, ACA, ACCA, CIMA, to join its Head Office Shared Service Centre team. Along with the Senior Head Office Accountant, you will be responsible for the reporting, accounting and analysis of the UK and Swiss Head Office accounts.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES
* Prepare and issue monthly Group reporting packs for the HQ
* Prepare monthly budget update for specific divisions.
* Assist in the preparation of mid-year reviews and yearly budgets
* Review and Manage a large number of cost centres’ performance to budget and forecast
* Assist in the internal/external audits
* Assist in the preparation of statutory accounts and tax returns
* Work with the regional accountants to ensure the functions (both in the UK and overseas) performs to agreed service levels and ensuring quality/audit standards are maintained. Work closely on SSC reporting, accounting and analysis issues with the Divisional FD’s and other Senior finance staff, as well as those at the SSC.
* Undertake general accounting processes in the preparation of the month end figures include month end accruals and prepayments
* Assist in the analysis and explanation of actual spend versus expected.
* Weekly review of Bank Reconciliations
* Monthly review of all Control account Reconciliations
* Monthly review of goods in transit calculations
* Prepare monthly review of Balance Sheet Accounts reconciliations
* Weekly approval of payments
* Respond to ad hoc requests for financial information / reports
* Lead or assist with European finance projects as required

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
* ACA/ ACCA/CIMA or equivalent accounting qualification, with an appropriate level of PQE
* Good organisation and people skills
* Experience of Oracle or Hyperion an advantage.
* Relevant experience in an accounting department
* Experience managing cost centres/ P&L accounts
* Experience working with reporting systems an advantage
* Proficient user of Excel spreadsheets


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