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Job Title: Accountant
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 12 months
REF: WM/ACC_1614250730
Contact Name: Warren Moore
Contact Email:
Job Published: 5 months ago

Job Description

12 month fixed-term contract.

Job Purpose:
To support the Group Accountant in all aspects of the client's financial reporting activities (trading entities in the UK and USA .
Undertake Financial Reporting activities with a specific focus on the US entity.
Responsible for the following key Financial Reporting tasks:

  • Preparing and maintaining integrity of the US financial statements
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Weekly debtor reconciliations


Financial statements

  • Prepare annual financial statements for the US operating company with support from the Group Accountant
  • Monthly preparation of financial statements for ATUS including analysis of GP1, GP2 and overheads
  • Completing GP2 flash working day one with commentary

Balance sheet

  • Accountable for balance sheet reconciliations (weekly, monthly, quarterly) and identifying opportunities and risks
  • Reviewing other balance sheet reconciliations prepared by other member of Finance such as bank, payroll
  • Weekly debtor's reconciliation and liaising with the business on resolution of variances
  • Monthly reporting on fixed assets and capitalised project costs - liaising with FP&A


  • Work closely with the US commercial finance team to provide them with robust financial data to support their business partnering and decision making
  • Preparing quarterly VAT returns for the group and supporting payroll with the PSA calculation in the UK and US
  • Working with the Financial Reporting team to develop exception reporting resulting in JD / AX errors being corrected in month
  • Monitoring the helpdesk to ensure tickets are resolved within agreed SLA's and providing support when necessary

Experience needed:

  • Qualified or part qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA or AAT with previous experience in management accounting
  • Advanced Excel skills, working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Confident, engaging and able to build relationships with key stakeholders and people across all business areas.
  • Self-motivated with a keen eye for detail
  • Pro-active and able to use own initiative.
  • Able to work to tight deadlines & within a busy environment
  • Strong numerical skills

Salary dependent on experience with great benefits on offer.

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