Financial Reporting Accountant, Harrogate (16346)

£40,000 - £45,000 Published: January 9, 2018 (8 days ago)


The Financial Reporting Accountant is responsible for working with company management to help them make upper level management decisions. Helps management use financial information to inform business strategy. Relay information from accounting departments to the executive and management teams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Taking the lead on processing period end accounts including month end, quarter end and year end
  • Statutory reporting and consolidation
  • Completion of VAT and other regulatory returns
  • Group reporting and consolidation
  • Capital reporting
  • Completion of working capital and cash flow forecasting and reporting
  • Support site in completion of accurate forecasting and budgeting at detailed reporting line level
  • Looking at current processes, procedures and systems, recommending any improvements
  • Maintain the financial health of the organisation
  • Assist the Financial Controller with presentations to the board
  • Communicating financial information to non-financial managers
  • Provide a support service by working with all departments to help with financial decisions
  • Liaise with auditors to ensure appropriate monitoring of company finances is maintained
  • Reconciliation of key balance sheet accounts

Person specification

  • ACA / ACCA qualified
  • Ideally from a practice background
  • Big 4 or Top 10 trained (candidates for smaller firms possibly considered)
  • Degree level educated - 2.1 or above preferred
  • Experience of relevant financial operating systems essential with Sage 200 and SAPA
  • Advanced Excel skills (Vlookups, Pivots)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential
  • Able to work and learn quickly in a fast paced, fun and dynamic environment


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