19 Jan 2017

Full-Time Financial Accounting Analyst

Eversheds – London, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

The Financial Analyst role is one that requires technical and analytical skills. The role is the link between the other managers in the team and across the finance function, engaged in the delivery of accounting support and involvement in projects to improve the quality of financial control processes, systems and procedures across the group.

Stakeholder Management:
This is a pivotal role across the financial control function with exposure to the Financial Accountant, Senior Finance Manager – Financial Control and Auditors. The role holder should be an individual who is a team player and who proactively considers the needs of all stakeholders, pre-empting key information requirements and demonstrating good relationship skills

Core Responsibilities and Accountabilities (UK and International):

  • Involvement in the monthly, quarterly and yearly management accounting process, by extracting, analysing and reconciling information from various sources, and providing accurate and complete information..
  • Ensuring all entity Balance sheets are substantiated appropriately. Also, ensuring intercompanies are reconciled with appropriate actions taken and appropriate controls are in place.
  • Implement and maintain controls and audit trail, according to the requirements of accounting and regulatory standards, within the financial control environment, including the maintenance, cleansing and standardisation of the chart of accounts.
  • Support the team to ensure delivery of all audit information and assist with the preparation of statutory accounts (incl. consolidation), answering queries where appropriate.
  • Provide analytical support to the team allowing the function to get to a deeper level of understanding.
  • Ensuring improvements and efficiencies are identified and progressed / implemented through automation and stream lining, where appropriate.
  • Involvement in ad hoc projects and duties, including quarterly surveys and analysis.
Skills and experience:
The ideal candidate will be a qualified/part Accountant, with 1 to 2 years’ commercial experience. You will have experience of working in a group financial accounting function, demonstrating analytical and technical skills outlined above. You will have a strong systems capability and an understanding of how systems fit together. You will be able to quickly learn from others how to get the most out of systems available.
Key competencies:
  • A proactive and ‘can do’ attitude
  • Self aware with good personal management abilities (time keeping, delivery, organisations etc) ;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills ;
  • Good interpersonal skills with an ability to engage with colleagues, build relationships and behave consultatively;
  • Excellent attention to detail and delivery of high quality work;
  • Agility of mind and flexibility of approach, is able to adapt quickly to changing circumstances and deal with situations in a mature and practical way.
  • The potential to think and act proactively with a can do attitude.
  • Good excel skills (intermediate level, including complex formulae)In addition to the above, Eversheds also require awareness and full participation in the Firm’s commitment to equality and diversity, the environment and health and safety.

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Job Categories: Accounting / Financial. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in Endless.

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