Corporate Finance Accountant - New Categories Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance Accountant

Our client is a leading international organisation, using technology and innovation to reinvent a global industry. We are looking for a Corporate & Indirect Tax Accountant to join this exciting journey on a 3-month contract basis (inside IR35).The role is required to support accounting, reconciliation and reporting of statutory income statements, balance sheet and cashflow.


  • To carry out month end task in line with month end timetable including:

    • Income statement reallocation.
    • Prepayment releases and reconciliation.
    • Balance sheet reconciliations.
    • Work with GL to ensure cash allocations from bank shadow accounts.
    • Review of accounts classifications.
    • Assist in reviewing and investigating P&L and balance sheet balances and providing variance analysis as appropriate

  • Statutory accounting and audit:

    • To assist in completing half year and year end disclosure schedules
    • To assist in producing any required audit files both from a Group perspective and local statutory perspective.
    • To take responsibility for production of certain notes within the statutory accounting process.
    • To work on the creation of a parallel ledger for the new categories’ companies.

  • To ensure Purchase to Pay controls are in place and effective including SOx controls:

    • Monthly GRIR review and reporting, appropriate approvals for aged items are obtained in a timely manner
    • Monthly distribution and follow up on VIM report to ensure aged items are investigated and resolved
    • Bi-annual distribution and compilation of VIM report and Open/Inactive PO reports and VIM cut off review at half year and year end
    • Bi-weekly strategic vendor reconciliation to supplier statement for both internal and external vendors to ensure aged and discrepancies are cleared
    • To assist and work closely with Controls Manager to review duplicate vendors, vendor master data, exceptions reporting etc

  • To perform monthly review of accounts receivable and payable including:

    • Investigating intercompany mismatches and resolution.
    • Monitoring AP and AR balances to ensure proper classifications and aged, unusual debit and credit balances are investigated and resolved.

  • External report including:

    • Timely submission of Office of National Statistics (ONS) reporting
    • Bi-annual Payment Practice Reporting (PPR) submission

Essential requirements

  • Degree educated with part qualified professional accountancy qualification (i.e.CA/ACCA/CIMA).
  • A good understanding of group and corporate finance principles
  • Experience of balance sheet reconciliations, forecasting and analysis.
  • Ability to manage a high volume of data and present in a simple, organised, innovative and impactful way using all current systems to simplify and automate information management. i.e., SAP/ BI/BPC.
  • BPC/SAP experience
  • Ability to prioritise and is resilient.
  • Ability to identify process and reporting improvements and proactively implement solutions.
  • Ability to work independently managing stakeholders across a wide range of location and markets.
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills are required to influence and challenge.
  • Maintains excellent working relationships with all stakeholders and is a team player.