Group Financial Accountant

  • Location:

    Reading, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    FMCG & Retail

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £325 - £450 per day

  • Contact:

    James Ivall

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    James Ivall

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the delivery of interim and year end reports for a large healthcare company.
  • Preparation of disclosures for interim statements and annual report.
  • Responsible for disclosures, technical aspects and production of statutory accounts for subsidiary companies in accordance with IFRS. Includes preparation of statutory accounts.
  • Support impairment testing of goodwill and other assets.
  • Preparation and review of accounting treatment of non-recurring transactions.
  • Key point of contact for technical IFRS accounting issues.
  • Value-added tax (VAT)
  • Prepare the quarterly VAT return.
  • Liaise with stakeholders (e.g. FACMs) over VAT queries when performing quarterly submission and assist with general enquiries.
  • Post all necessary VAT journals including VAT reclaim on TTO drugs.
  • Adopt a collaborative approach to issue resolution both within Finance and with other internal or external stakeholders.
  • Develop a strong working relationship with external auditors to achieve an efficient and effective audit process.
  • Preparation of ONS and other regulatory returns

Person Specification:

  • ACA qualified accountant (1-5 years PQE).
  • Detailed knowledge of current accounting standards.
  • Experience in the consolidation of accounts under IFRS is essential.
  • Experience of using or developing consolidation packages an advantage.
  • Experience in group accounting in at least one other role, either within a listed company or a Manager moving out of practice.

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