Ref: 168191 Our client seeks an Accountant to join their team. Role: Provide support to the lead management accountant for the Retail management accountant in the preparation of weekly & monthly financial reports ...
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Our client seeks an Accountant to join their team. Role: Provide support to the lead management accountant for the Retail management accountant in the preparation of weekly & monthly financial reports. Provide timely & accurate financial information along with insightful commentary & analysis to ensure that key stakeholders are fully apprised of the divisional financial performance, financial position & cash flow position. Safeguard the group’s assets through timely & thorough review of the balance sheet records. Ensure that financial processes carried out junior finance staff & by operations are carried out correctly ensuring the accuracy of the underlying financial records & in compliance with the Company’s accounting policies. Key Responsibilities: Management accounts. Posting of monthly accruals/prepayments uploaded from excel workbooks. Posting of recurring & ad hoc journals as required. Internal recharges journals. Review transactions posted to the general ledger by other team members for accuracy & completeness. Review of routine processes carried out by other team members for accuracy & timeliness, e. g. weekly bank reconciliations, review of over/under banks, weekly taking sheets, payroll journals, posting of purchase orders & purchase invoices. On completion of the management accounts, running of the month-end financial reports from the system using ‘Jet Reports’. Ensure that these reports are accurate & that they ‘balance’ to the underlying general ledger. Provide a financial variance analysis of the result, separating non-recurring, non-trading or exceptional variances from the underlying trading result, providing operational management with a clear understanding of the performance of the business. Prepare financial tables & commentary to be included in monthly board reports. Balance sheet reviewsRoutine review the balance sheet for accuracy, ensuring that balances are agreed to underlying records, e. g:-Wages, ITIP/NIC, Pension contributions control reconciliationsMonthly Stock / GRNI reconciliationsRetail Credit Ledger ReviewsFixed Asset ReconciliationsCreditors & Debtors Suspense ReviewOther reserves schedules. Intercompany reconciliation & clear down. Balancing of the chart of accounts (TB)Weekly KPI reportingPreparation of weekly sales reports from the system, collation of trading commentary from operations. Preparation of KPI reports for key areas, including labour reports, wet & food margins, repairs, etc. Attendance to weekly meetings as required with operation management to discuss KPI findings & proposed responses. Cash flow monitoringPrepare weekly cashflow forecast, detailing estimated receipts & payments over the forecast period. Compare actual cash flows to previously forecasted levels & where required provide commentary for variances. Capital expenditure approvalsAdministration of the fixed assets system, ensuring that:-the prescribed approvals process is being adhered to. inputting of fixed assets & approvals on to the systemmonitoring of capital expenditure, ensuring that the purchase order system is being complied with & that expenditure is in line with pre-approved levels. Weekly profit estimatePrepare, & update on a weekly basis, the forecast monthly result. If you have the required skills please apply online at searchandselect. com quoting reference number: 11157.