Ref - Financial Accountant/Group Accountant/Financial Controller – Ref 4786

Financial Accountant/Group Accountant/Financial Controller

ACA Chartered Accountant and experienced external auditor and group accountant. Degree qualified with proven accounting, finance, communication, and managerial skills and a high level of business acumen developed through experience in various businesses, education and life experiences.  Looking for an opportunity in financial accountancy, group accountancy or financial controlling. Experienced in accounts preparation under UK GAAP particularly FRS 102, as well as experience of IFRS. Fully proficient in accounting for both single entity and Group Companies. Experienced in Xero, Sage and NAV, as well as QuickBooks and SAP
  • Established internal audit tests and checks to help identify system improvements, review Balance Sheet reconciliations, and ensure efficient financial preparation.
  • Produced and enhanced monthly Board, Bank and Forecast packs.
  • Main point of contact for year-end audit, put together audit information, produced Group consolidations.
  • Mentored and helped Group Reporting Manager manage finance assistant.
  • Worked on a variety of assignments involving the audits and accounts preparations of large groups, charities, and colleges. Specialised in consolidations.
  • Completed special projects including forecasting and cashflow models as well as carrying out due diligence analysis on behalf of prospective buyers to ensure that clients were fully aware of the financials surrounding the potential buys.
  • Improved audit recoverability through reviewing the planning, fieldwork, and completion of audit & accounts files on behalf of partners and managers, therefore minimising their time required on the job.
  • Took up role of informal mentor for juniors, became key resource for audit testing and software questions.
  • Required continuous effective communication and organisation skills to ensure timely quality information was received and thus the team had a continuous flow of work and guaranteed audits finishing on time.
  • Carried out analysis of client controls and processes in place and advised on changes to be made to improve their systems and make certain they worked more efficiently.
  • Developed important asset of consistently building a positive rapport with clients to ensure they were satisfied with the audit process and safeguard future audit fees .
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