Our client a Market Leading International Business are currently recruiting for an Assistant Financial Accountant based from Woking, Surrey

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Our client a Market Leading International Business are currently recruiting for an Assistant Financial Accountant based from Woking, Surrey


As the Assistant Financial Accountant

The job holder is responsible for the production of financial accounts for 2 legal entities ensuring that appropriate processes and controls are in place to facilitate accurate and timely record keeping, reporting and compliance.

The job holder will also assist the Financial Controller to ensure for the group companies:

  • Financial accounting compliance
  • Finance supplier compliance

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

To ensure that financial accounting for certain entities is delivered accurately and in a timely manner by:

  • Ensuring compliance with, and maintenance of, suitable accounting and processing policies, procedures and controls in accordance with local and international requirements and KPI policies
  • Managing the close co-operation and key relationships with Finance and other departments
  • Liaise with outsourced service providers
  • Liaison with auditors [internal/external], tax, pension and other advisors on control and compliance matters including VAT and income tax issues, policies and procedures

With regard to the financial accounting, to:

  • Be responsible for keeping abreast of the development in technical accounting issues (including IFRS and local standards) their interpretation and implementation into accounting policy
  • Ensure and co-ordinate compliance with group and local statutory reporting requirements, particularly in relation to annual audit and production of local accounts including external auditor liaison
  • Ensure and co-ordinate compliance with group reporting requirements with regard to finance supplier compliance
  • Assist in the management of outsourced finance service providers, involving selection, performance review and cost control

Accounting for Entities:

  • Day to day management and processing of accounting transactions
  • Day to day management and liaison with outsourced finance service provider to ensure timely processing of accounting transactions, payment of local supplier invoices and submission of relevant returns to the authorities
  • Prepare and submit monthly accounts including inventory valuations/prepayments and accruals/intercompany invoicing and offsetting
  • Review and submit monthly accounts of the outsourced finance service provider
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations for all accounts
  • Review balance sheet reconciliations for all accounts of outsourced finance service provider
  • Submit Intrastat, VAT and Statistical data as required
  • Prepare annual accounts together with a year end audit file containing all relevant supporting documentation


  • Experience in a similar role desirable but not essential
  • Part Qualified or Qualified by experience both equally considered
  • Candidates studying towards an Accountancy Qualification are considered but its not essential
  • Experience of SAP system is desirable but not essential
  • Good Excel skills
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Strong Attention to detail

Job Offer

Assistant Financial Accountant

  • Salary £38,000 - £47,000
  • Hours 9am - 5:15pm
  • Bonus Scheme previously paid out 7-9%
  • Study Support if Required but not essential
  • Strong Pension Employee 5% and Employer 10%
  • Private medical
  • 23 days holiday plus 8 days bank holiday
  • Private dental
  • Free Parking
  • Train allowance of £1,600 per year if you travel by train
  • Fitness allowance of £25 per month
  • Group income protection
  • Life Assurance 3x annual salary
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Health screening


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