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Qualified Accountant

  • Job reference: 932699
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: GBP32000 - GBP49000 per annum + Bonus
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Finance, Financial Accountant
  • Date posted: 10/11/2020

Orion Group are delighted to be working with a well known energy business with offices throughout the UK in the search for an experienced fully qualified accountant to be based in the Reading office.

The companies finance function has a key part to play in fulfilling obligations as a UK-listed company, providing expertise and services that can be shared across the Group, and working in partnership with all businesses to provide services tailored to their specific needs.

Our client operates in a highly regulated and increasingly competitive environment, and the role of accountants is to ensure they gather, compile, analyse and recommend on the financial strategy for the businesses, identifying opportunities to drive efficiencies and create value now, and in the future.

What the role involves:

  • Support the Finance Manager to provide the accurate and timely execution of general accounting, period end closing, and reporting activities
  • Delivery of reporting information to the wider Finance community in line with defined reporting protocols
  • Preparation of month end journals applying knowledge of financial and management accounting
  • Preparation of monthly Management Accounts of multiple entities with variance analysis
  • Account reconciliations
  • Highlight and investigate key and unexpected variances providing supporting commentary when required
  • Provide support on projects when they arise
  • Identify and action process improvement initiatives and opportunities
  • Ad hoc tasks when required

Additional information/ Beneficial experience:

  • Must be a fully qualified accountant (e.g. CIMA, ACCA, ACA, or CPA).
  • Ability to work unsupervised and deliver high quality work to tight deadlines
  • Good knowledge of core financial systems and general accounting procedures
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS / New UK GAAP and Companies Acts an advantage.
  • Experienced on MS Excel.
  • Overall good systems experience
  • In depth knowledge of ERP software such as Oracle
  • Company benefit list is available on request

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