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Senior Financial Accountant

  • Location: London, Greater London, England
  • Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 10 days ago

  • Sector: Recently Qualified Finance
  • Contact: Holly Dean
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 15 August 2021
  • Job Ref: JO0000009558_1626442692

Cedar are currently looking for Finalist/ Newly Qualified Financial Accountant on a permanent basis to join an education firm.

Reporting into the Financial Controller.

£45,000- £50,000 per annum (DOE)

Key responsibilities and functions

  • Key balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Intercompany invoicing, accounting and balance confirmation prior to month end close.
  • Upload of certain supplier invoices / student refund runs onto our banking platform, to meet our payment SLA.
  • Completion of other month-end accounting journals.
  • Maintaining finance controls within areas of responsibility.
  • Support the Group Financial Controller and the Finance Manager - Financial Accounting during audits, providing information to internal and external auditors.
  • Continual process review and improvement.

Other adhoc tasks could be focussed on developmental areas and could include:

  • Support to the Audit and Compliance Manager in the production of statutory accounts
  • Involvement in ad-hoc projects designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our financial accounting close, as well as visibility of the balance sheet to non-finance users (analytical reporting)

About you

The successful candidate should:

  • Be a finalist or newly qualified accountant with a recognised institute (ACA, ACCA or CIMA).
  • Be a technically-strong accountant, who has experience with complex accounting (e.g. group accounts, or working across multiple accounting frameworks, such as US GAAP, UK GAAP, IFRS).
  • Have experience in an accounting role.
  • Be a critical-thinker, with high attention to detail, a good ability to self-review, and be able to work with accuracy when under pressure.
  • Have a pro-active approach to managing a diverse and time-constrained workload.
  • Be interested in process improvement/process automation.
  • Have strong Excel skills (working knowledge of pivot tables, v-lookup is essential).
  • Be a clear and confident communicator with excellent written and verbal skills for communication across all levels of the business and with external stakeholders, eg banks and auditors.
  • Preferably have previous experience within large, complex international organisations or accounting practice background.

If you are interested in this role please apply online ASAP, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.