Department: 
Finance
Vacancy Category: 
Office
Line Manager: 
Financial Controller / Financial Planning and Analysis Manager
Vacancy Code: 
ML275
Location: 
Head Office (Cricklewood)
Closing Date: 
5th Jan '18

The Accountant will assist the Financial Controller with the day to day tasks in connection with recording accounts information for revenue and costs, general month end accounting work and other ad-hoc work as required. The position will offer the opportunity to develop all round accounting skills and will be pivotal to the efficient functioning of the processes within the above mentioned scope of the business

Main Responsibilities

 

 

  • Monthly cost allocations; 
  • Preparation of various monthly cost accruals and prepayment Journals;
  • Preparing of Monthly VAT returns;
  • Reconciling all balance Sheets related to the relevant areas of responsibility on a monthly basis;
  • Preparation of various reporting packs with the requirements of the business;
  • Entering data on the Oracle accounting system as and when required;
  • Covering a range of accounting functions such as Fixed Assets, Fuel, Stock, Revenue Accounting, Operating Expenses, Treasury, Accounts Payable and Receivable, Payroll and Treasury;
  • Ensuring Controls are maintained at all times and maintaining integrity of the numbers being produced;
  • Preparation of the monthly management accounts variance analysis and reports ensuring that the board and management has a full understanding of  the company performance;
  • Providing cover for the duties of other colleagues in the department, notably Accountants and Accounts Assistants during holidays;
  • Prepare and submit National Statistics for business survey data;
  • Liaise with relevant government bodies regarding VAT, rates or any other relevant matter within the sphere of responsibility;
  • Other duties as required by the Financial Controller and or Financial Analysis & Planning Manager.

Essential Criteria for application

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience working within a finance team;
  • Accounting Qualification or currently Studying for same;
  • Exposure to day to day accounting entries and procedures within sub ledgers within an accounting system;
  • Exposure to Oracle accounting system desirable;
  • Strong systems understanding, particularly Excel.

Competencies & Skills

  • An understanding/appreciation of the service requirements and the management of day to day operational issues;
  • Ability to manage own workload effectively and work to deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills;
  • Exceptional customer service skills with a natural flair of providing support and guidance and going ‘the extra mile’;
  • Ability to use initiative and identify solutions when a problem or difficult situation arises;
  • Excellent written and spoken English with the ability to communicate at all levels;
  • Ability to influence and persuade key decision makers;
  • Excellent attention for detail;
  • Ability to interpret and present statistical data;
  • Able to build lasting relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Must be a team player and willing to develop others to increase team and individual performance.

Hours of work

38 hours per week, Monday to Friday but must be flexible to work over and above these hours if deemed necessary.

Salary

Competitive

How to apply

Please send a covering letter of application and CV to:

Samantha Smith, HR Advisor, Human Resources, ComfortDelGro House, 329 Edgware Road,  Cricklewood, NW2 6JP.  Alternatively, please e-mail [email protected]

Applications

Applications should include:

  • the reasons you are applying for the post;
  • why you believe you are a suitable candidate;
  • any relevant qualifications or experience.

Internal applicants should ensure they make their line manager aware of their application.