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Financial Accountant

Colchester (Hybrid working)

12 month fixed-term contract


We are recruiting for a Financial Accountant to join a client in Colchester on an initial 12 month FTC as maternity cover.  The successful candidate will be fully ACCA/ACA qualified.


Key responsibilities:


  • Responsible for key journals as part of the period end management accounts process
  • Responsible for Group Reporting into Group systems
  • Completion of draft statutory accounts and tax packs
  • Key contact for statutory audit and tax processes to ensure statutory deadlines are met
· Assist the Financial Controller in all aspects of financial accounting

· Key contact for technical accounting assistance across Finance Team

  • Responsible for producing all balance sheet reconciliations and periodic balance sheet presentation
  • Ensure all Balance Sheet reconciliations are completed every period along with relevant reporting. Ensure all variances and action points are followed up as soon as possible.
  • To manage all Corporation Tax, VAT, PSA and CIS submissions for the company, acting as the tax specialist in the Finance Team and respond to any group queries. This includes providing training to other departments as relevant.
  • Preparation of statutory accounts and key contact for liaising with auditors including responsibility for all queries and review points and coordinating responses from other teams.
  • Responsible for Group Reporting input into associated reporting systems. Actual, forecasts, budget and business plan.
  • Produce balance sheet and cashflow budgets and forecasts. Ensure all assumptions are documented and detailed commentaries are produced showing variances between actuals and forecasts.

Required Skills and Experience:


Must be a qualified ACCA/ACA accountant

Possess high levels of attention to detail

Ability to work on own or as part of a team

Ability to manage own workload

Computer skills including advanced knowledge and experience of working with Excel and complex accounting systems

Ability to work to strict deadlines with ability to plan and manage workload effectively

Ability to communicate financial information to finance and non-finance individuals

Strong technical accounting skills


If you would like to be considered for the Financial Accountant vacancy please click ‘APPLY’ and we will be in touch.