Financial Accountant

  • Permanent
  • Bristol, South West
  • Posted 10th October 2018
  • £35000 - £39000.00 per Annum + pension and bonus
  • Ref: JT10/18
This highly entrepreneurial and rapidly expanding Bristol employer has a priority need to recruit a Financial Accountant with commercial acumen that can also provide an element of management accounting support. A real hybrid role with plenty of variety within a business where career advancement is actively encouraged and supported. This role would suit an individual with solid bookkeeping ability, exposure to preparing sets of accounts within either a smaller practice or SME business together with some grounding in a commercial environment, now looking to take on a more expansive/challenging role with a larger company. Reporting into the Finance Manager your main responsibilities will be:

Financial accounting role, working closely with the Finance Manager and external accountants to support the production, agreement and posting of accounts
Main tasks will be providing reports and other information to firm of accountants
Updating the accounts tracker on a daily basis
Responding promptly to queries from the firm of accountants and internal teams
Reviewing final accounts and apportionment statement drafts, responding with queries and approving the accounts for final sign-off
Ensuring that all relevant paperwork and correspondence is filed promptly
Checking, creating and posting all completion accounts journals
Completing balance sheet reconciliations once journals have been loaded

Skills/experience required:
ACCA/CIMA passed finalist or in final stages of a professional accounting qualification
Strong technical understanding of balance sheets and financial statements
Thrives in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment
Able to demonstrate strong communication and influencing skills
Excellent IT skills including advanced Excel, and confident on various management reporting systems
Strong attention to detail, and able to deliver right-first-time results quickly
Deadline focused, and willing to put in the effort required to ensure they always meet them
Understanding of small companies and how they work

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