Financial Accountant

40.00 - 45.00 GBP Annual + GBP40 - GBP45/annum
14 Mar 2018
11 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Company Description

As a market leader in insurance software systems, we know that to lead the future, we need to look to the future.


We are looking for an experienced Financial Accountant to join our Finance team, based in our Worcester offices you will be responsible for preperation of monthly accounts, annual statutory accounts and other accounting based tasks.

Your role will involve:

Responsibility for timely and accurate reporting of the Group results and our historic data, this incorporates;

delivery of our Group management accounts on a monthly basis

managing the production of our Statutory Accounts

manages a team of 6 (PQ, QBE and Finance Administrators)

Responsibility for management reporting; Revenues, Departmental Expenditure and investment in Key Business Initiatives.

Key Duties

Preparation and review of monthly management accounts for all Group companies

Manage the month end closing processes - working with other members of the Finance Team to ensure that the closing process happens in a timely manner

Maintain log of Opportunities and Risks within month end results

Preparation of consolidated management accounts including balance sheets and cashflows (10 trading companies, several holding companies)

Monthly completion of additional schedules for Board reporting e.g. variance analysis, overhead analysis, trend reporting or ad hoc MI reporting where required

Be a lead contact working with the external auditors.

Preparation of key audit schedules and review of information supplied within Audit and Corporation Tax packs.

Review of Corporation Tax Computations returned by our Tax advisors.

Preparation of statutory accounts for all entities

Preparation of company VAT returns

Review of monthly balance sheet reconciliations

Monitor cash flow, liaise with Credit Control Team Leader regarding bad debt provision

Review of Software Development costs and calculation of appropriate Capitalised Costs

Review of SW Development costs and calculation of appropriate costs for R&D Tax credits

Review of the Fixed Asset Register

Working with the Group Forecasting Analyst to assist in forward looking projections and budgeting

Perform any other ad hoc reporting duties and assist in responses to Accounting queries

Modelling scenarios which impact results e.g. Bonus, Commissions


The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

ACA / ACCA (or similar) qualified

Strong knowledge of Accounting Practices

PC literate with strong working knowledge of Advanced Excel

SAP B1 knowledge would be an advantage but is not a requirement

Good interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to work to tight reporting deadlines

Ability to communicate at all levels within the company

Ability to convey technical information to non-technical colleagues / customers Methodical approach to dealing with / resolving problems

Ability to work well within a team and under pressure

Provides coaching to others within the team when necessary

Willingly embraces changes needed to adapt to new circumstances

Other information

Benefits include:

Competitive salary (up to GBP45,000 based on skills and experience)

Bonus opportunity

Company pension

Life assurance and critical illness cover

Free parking

Perkbox - An exclusive benefits platform offering a wide range of discounts and benefits

Onsite restaurant (including Starbucks coffee)

Childcare vouchers

Bike loan

To apply for this role please click the apply button and email us with your covering letter stating your salary expectations and CV