Robert Half

Financial Accountant/ Assistant Financial Controller

Robert Half
England, London, City of London
£50000 - £450000 per annum
07 Nov 2018
05 Dec 2018
Byron Swart
Qualification Level
Newly qualified
Professional Membership
Contract Type


Robert Half is currently recruiting for a Financial Accountant/ Assistant Financial Controller for a fast-moving Market Research and Media Agency based in Southwark. Our client is looking for a bright, committed and passionate individual who is looking for a varied finance role.

As a key member of the finance team you'll need to be confident in dealing with non-financial stakeholders of all levels, be able to solve problems proactively and have a capacity and desire to learn. You'll also become a super user on some of our finance and management systems that help us run the business - this will help you get to grips with the how the business operates.

Job Duties

  • Critical evaluation of business controls and processes including recommending and driving implementation to ensure we protect company assets and can fulfil our financial obligations.
  • Active participation in the monthly close process.
  • Ensure AP/AR, including cash/bank recs, /Intercompany Reconciliations/Balance Sheets are reviewed and properly reconciled on a regular basis and that all variances are reviewed and resolved on a timely basis
  • Understand and promote best practice within finance and other department, particularly around cash incentives, credit card payments, supplier payments and the order to cash process
  • Develop, disseminate, and implement a set of clear, simplified financial policies, procedures, and controls and ensure that they are always consistent/up to-date with accounting standards and adhered to at all times.
  • Become a superuser of our finance systems, continuously improving the performance, application and buy-in to our finance and management systems in order to make the business run more smoothly for finance and non-finance.
  • Lead annual statutory accounts and tax computation processes, whilst it is not essential that you are an expert in either - having a working understanding of both is preferable - there are experts who can assist as necessary.
  • Cross train with the management accountant on monthly dashboard and KPI reporting for the Partnerships business
  • Optimize and improve existing management reporting and devise new and innovative reports to meet business needs and aid internal decision making for the Propositions business
  • There is potential for line management with this role, which would come with responsibility for training, coaching and developing team members

  • £45,000 - £50,000 + Benefits

  • Southwark

You're Profile:
  • Newly Qual CIMA/ACCA or ACAs from mid-size practice
  • Confident/ articulate in person
  • Solutions focused & a natural problem solver

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