South London
Fixed Term Contract
£40,000 - £50,000

This is an opportunity for a Financial Accountant to join a fast-growing FMCG business, on a 12-month Fixed Term Contract based in South London. Covering maternity leave this is an exciting opportunity to work for an extremely successful globally recognised brand in a fast-paced environment.

Reporting directly to the Financial Controller this role is crucial to the success of the finance function. You will take ownership of accounting for the UK function, this will include month-end and year-end accounting as well as being the key contact for liaising with the auditors. You will be a key person within the business communicating with non-finance stakeholders and challenging their decisions on a daily basis.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Ownership of the month-end accounting for the UK entity including balance sheet and profit and loss reporting
  • Responsible for preparing the financial statements and being the key contact for the external auditors
  • Business partnering and challenging decisions made by non-finance stakeholders such as Sales and Marketing
  • Mentoring and coaching the assistant accountant
  • Management of VAT returns
  • Reviewing the accounts payable and receivable ledgers

The successful candidate will either be a finalist/newly qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA with experience working in an SME environment, ideally consumer or retail. You will have strong Excel skills and be a confident communicator with the ability to challenge decisions. You must be technically strong with the ability to manage the year-end and month-end accounting, as well as commercially minded to be able to work with non-finance stakeholders. To succeed in this role, you will have excellent communication skills, be proactive in nature and have the ability to work in a fast-paced, international environment.

You will be rewarded with working for a business where corporate social responsibility is at the heart of their culture. In return for your hard work, you’ll be entitled to a bonus with a proven track record of paying out, flexi working and a 10% pension.

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