Financial Accountant Glasgow 2024

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Are you a Qualified Chartered Accountant (CA/ACCA/CIMA) with relevant post qualified experience?

Our ideal candidate will have an accounting background and familiarity with double entry and journal processing. Insurance or Financial Services experience would be ideal; however we will also consider candidates with experience gained in a large multinational company from other sectors.

We operate a Hybrid working model between home and office working and are open to discuss flexible working options. The role sits in a team of 5 Financial Accountants and reports into our Financial Accounting Manager based in Glasgow.

Experience of preparing Financial Statements (IFRS, UK GAAP) is required as the role will involve preparing Statutory Accounts for entities with varying complexity.

Key responsibilities

  • The role is responsible for approving entries for the business and creating potentially complex entries from business requests.
  • Assist the month end, quarter end and year close processes and perform the process as required.
  • Assist the provision of appropriate reporting to management and work closely with the Financial Planning & Analysis team in London & Philadelphia to manage expectations and ensure US GAAP numbers are accurate & meet their accounting requests.
  • Implement US GAAP changes locally as directed by management and assist the finance team in overseeing work performed by the offshore Financial Accounting team in India.
  • Ownership of the approval and sign-off on balance sheet reconciliations and Ongoing analysis/investigation for aged items.
  • Preparation of Financial Documents under IFRS/UK GAAP.
  • Assist with the monthly payroll process for EMEA ensuring that bookings are made accurately, and confidentiality is maintained.
  • Manage the production and approval of Peoplesoft journals associated to all applicable procedures in line with the delegated authority listing.
  • Lead continuous improvement in the workflows, seeking to maximise efficiency and timeliness of reporting.
  • Key point of contact for multiple stakeholders across the business and the finance function
  • Project Work & investigative accounting if/when required.
  • Assist with the preparation of several non-audited and audited financial statements

Required skills and experience

  • Qualified Accountant (CA/ACCA/CIMA) with working experience.
  • We will consider also candidates with circa 1-2 years post qualified experience in industry, financial services or private practice.
  • Accounting and reporting experience. Knowledge of technical and general accounting such as Payroll, Fixed Assets, Accruals and Reserving.
  • Experience of coordinating technical processes within tight timescales
  • Able to adapt communication style to liaise with employees at all levels within the organisation.
  • Knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP is desirable.
  • Experience of US GAAP Reporting in a multi-national environment is desirable.
  • Advanced Excel skills and Strong communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills and an ability to identify tasks for completion and take ownership for them.

We offer

Competitive salary & pension scheme, annual bonus scheme, 25 days annual leave plus ability to purchase 5 additional days, Private Medical cover, Employee Share Purchase Plan, Life Assurance, Subsidised gym membership, Comprehensive Learning & development offerings.

Employee resource groups, Networking, mentoring & development opportunities, 1-day annual Charitable leave, Cycle to work scheme, Active Sports & social committee, Employee Assistance program.

Integrity. client focus. respect. excellence. teamwork

Our core values dictate how we live and work. We’re an ethical and honest company that’s wholly committed to its clients. A place where colleagues perform at the highest levels. And a working environment that’s collaborative and supportive. We consider our people our chief competitive advantage and as such we treat colleagues, candidates, clients, and business partners with equality, fairness, and respect, regardless of their age, disability, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or family circumstances.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

DEADLINE 3rd April 2024