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Financial Accountant

  • Location
    Cambridge , Cambridgeshire
  • Salary
    45000 £ - 53000 £ / Year
  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - Financial Accountancy
  • External Reference

Badenoch & Clark are currently working with an excellent organisation based South of Cambridge who are looking for a Financial Accountant to join the finance team. The role would be an excellent move for someone who trained in Practice or, equally has built a strong technical accounting skill set in a complex organisation in Industry. Key areas of responsibility will include:

Developing, implementing and/or maintaining accounting systems: Journal entries, General Ledger, Statutory account preparation, Analytical review, Reconciliations etc. Reviewing and interpreting financial reporting requirements, rules and regulations.

Primary responsibilities will include:

*Serve as direct support to the Sr. Manager, Accounting in the oversight and monitoring of the Financial Close Process. This includes performing month-end account analysis and reconciliations to ensure all accounts are properly reconciled
*Responsible for maintaining the accuracy of company accounts
*Apply US and local GAAP to complex accounting transactions. Document white papers to memorialise interpretations and conclusions
*liaison between General Ledger and Financial Planning & Analysis groups in investigating all reporting data integrity issues
*Responsible for maintaining Sarbanes-Oxley internal control narratives and testing documentation for areas of responsibilities
*Responsible for planning and supporting annual and interim audits as well as participation in quarterly review
*Drive process improvement initiatives by applying strong communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills

Preferred skills and experience includes:

*Qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA) required. Degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent preferred. MBA or similar advanced degree preferred
*Experience with SAP (or equivalent ERP system) preferred
*Excellent communication skills and an attention to detail required
*Proficiency with Microsoft Excel required
*Ability to work cross-functionally and identify functional challenges and "gaps" and propose potential solutions
Badenoch & Clark is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Badenoch & Clark is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a registered Disability Symbol User.

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