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Senior Financial Accountant (Temp to Perm)

Last update 25.06.2024
The Role
The team are friendly and work as a close unit, providing an excellent service to the professional fee earners (chartered surveyors).
You will be an active member of the financial accounts team and will have strong technical and analytical skills. You will have a solid background in financial accounting and have the ability to provide a positive impact from day one in this role.
The role will be to assist the Director of Financial Accounts and Tax, and as per the accountabilities as below:

Key Deliverables:

• Full ownership of reporting for all subsidiary companies (which includes the Property Development and Investment Management companies of which two are FCA regulated) including business partnering and forecasting. 
• Preparation of the annual statutory accounts for all companies as well as being the key liaison for auditors 
• Responsible for the preparation of monthly and quarterly financial reports for Business and for Group reporting through Magnitude. 
• Produce commentary for Group and senior management and present at subsidiary board meetings 
• Ownership of financial reporting including fixed asset, leases, impairment analysis including journals and reconciliations
• Be a key point of financial expertise within the finance team and non-financial members of staff in the wider organisation, providing financial information and advice.
• Manage the reporting to Group headquarters’ on all matters of Finance Permanent Control
• Regulatory returns including FCA and HMRC ensuring accuracy and compliance with internal and external regulations.
• Cash flow forecasting including weekly and monthly cash flow actual verses forecast reporting
• Compliance with IFRS and keeping up to date with changes in IFRS 
• Treasury management - including foreign exchange and loan planning
• Ensure all procedures and policies for the finance department are kept up to date
• Intercompany reporting
• Monthly journal postings and reconciliations, and maintaining integrity of nominal ledger
• Periodically undertaking audits, involving the examination of the organisation's accounts, analysing risk, inspecting the organisation's current practices, investigating any financial irregularities and recommending improvements
• National Statistics reports
• Support the Corporation Tax and VAT issues
• Advising on areas of improvement
• Any other ad hoc duties/ projects

Person Specification:

Essential Qualifications

• Qualified accountant (ACA/ ACCA) who trained in practice with at least 2 years post-qualified experience in industry/ practice. 

Essential Experience

• Excellent knowledge of IFRS
• Experience of producing reports and financial statements
• Good IT skills essential. Knowledge of a windows based finance package such as Dynamics Sage or Sun would be preferable although not essential for a quick learner. Training will be provided on Dynamics.
• Real Estate knowledge would be an advantage but not essential

Key Skills/Competencies 

• Strong accounting knowledge, keeping up to date with changing financial rules and regulations
• Clear ability to work autonomously and as part of a team. 
• Confident, proactive and highly motivated to grow quickly.
• Highly accurate with strong analytical, presentation and problem-solving skills. 
• Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workload and manage tight deadlines.             
• Dependable and responsible making sure deadlines are adhered to.
• Strong communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills to communicate at all levels across the company including those with no financial background and to help more junior members of the team.
• Attention to detail and high level of numeracy.
We are proud to offer award-winning benefits to support and reward our employees:
  • Heath & Leisure: Private medical cover, 25 days annual leave + public holidays (the option of purchasing up to 5 additional days via flex benefits), health screening, gym discounts, wellbeing support, volunteering opportunities, cycle to work scheme, eye care voucher, travel & retail discounts, travel insurance, concierge service, kids pass, open fairways golf card, great company culture and social events (including sports teams, charity events, art pass), perks at work 
  • Financial:  Pension, life assurance at 8 x basic salary, group income protection, long term disability insurance,  interest free season ticket loan, bonus scheme - you will be eligible to participate in the Company’s Bonus Scheme, share incentive plan, financial and mortgage advice 
BNP Paribas Real Estate is committed to providing a work environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity without regard to race, colour, gender, age, creed, sex, religion, national origin, disability (physical or mental), marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or any other legally protected status.
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