Financial Accountant

Financial Accountant

Job Title: Financial Accountant
Location: London
Contact Name: Will Foster
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 04, 2020 16:48

Job Description

The Company:

My client is a Global Brand Performance Agency managing over $1BN in media annually, with 1,000 employees across 25 offices in 15 countries around the World. They have 3 main hub offices being London, New York and Hong Kong to coordinate and manage their 3 core territories EMEA, US and APAC.

The role:

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a bright and ambitious Financial Accountant to join a fast-growing digital marketing company that possess a portfolio of innovative, high profile brands.

Month End Reporting:

  • Support production of monthly consolidated accounts - with a focus on overseas entities and inter-company transactions.
  • Ownership of inter-company recharges in line with Global transfer pricing framework
  • Global tax commitments being checked and handled correctly
  • Review P&L and balance sheet of each entity / branch to ensure transactions are correctly recorded
  • Liasing with management accountants and overseas accountants regarding queries
  • Analysis and breakdown of operating costs across each country

Monthly/Quarterly Tasks:

  • Ensuring a code of best practice and governance with regards to global accounting treatment
  • Calculating and instructing appropriate intercompany recharges between all legal entities on a monthly basis
  • Updating transfer pricing documentation
  • Working alongside management accountants to review foreign companies compliance and give recommendations to FC & CFO on potential cost savings
  • Monthly reporting on income and analysis of search engine spend
  • Variance analysis on income and monthly P&L with informative commentary
  • Operating cost reviews alongside local and 3rd party accountants
  • Support corporation tax returns for UK and overseas entities

Ad-hoc tasks:

  • Work with external auditors on annual basis leading intercompany & group tax testing
  • Align foreign TB’s to UK templates
  • Provide RFI data for sales team when requested for new biz opportunities
  • Assist with new office onboarding and foreign accountant requirements
  • Liasing with foreign tax offices in order to ensure compliance in foreign regions
  • Aiding management accountants when required

Skill Requirements:

  • Consolidation experience involving foreign companies essential
  • Experience of working on group consolidations & involvement in audit process
  • Part qualified accountant (CIMA / ACCA / ACA)
  • Advanced excel. Must be able to handle large volumes of data from accounts system and interpret this data in excel
  • Ideally have experience working in a client service industry, preferably media / digital
  • Sage 200 and / or Sage Intacct experience preferred.
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Good communications skills as the role will involve speaking to various external accountants in regions where we are based
  • Team player able to understand the bigger picture but also prepared to get into the detail to get the job done
  • Excellent attention to detail and presentation

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