AP & Accounting Assistant

Job type:
on-site
Start:
n.a
Duration:
n.a
From:
The ECS Group Limited
Place:
Surrey
Date:
10/12/2019
Country:
flag_no United Kingdom
project ID:
1834991

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I am looking for an experienced accountant, working for my clients global FMCG company, the role is based out of Kingston upon Thames and will be for 5 months.

We are looking for someone who can add real value and support the production of the Annual Reports and Accounts that are to be assembled during December and January, this will be followed by a period of intense activity throughout January and February. Your core responsibilities will be to assist in the production of the company's Annual Report and Accounts up to point of readiness for bulk printing and electronic filing/publishing.

Other responsibilities include:

*Production of other external financial reporting documents including quarterly announcement and form 20-F (for US reporting)
*Review of XBRL tagging
*Ad hoc related assignments within the Group Chief Accountant's Department (GCAD)
*Updating the ARA documents
*The job holder will be required to edit text and tables using a designated software, for which training will be provided.
*Collect information from various sources (within GCAD and from other departments), organise it in logical order and accurately include it in the ARA.
*Check accuracy of information (including arithmetical accuracy) entered into the report and to query any inconsistencies.
*In addition to the updating of the document itself, the job holder is required to maintain a high standard of control over the receipt and processing of changes to be made to the document, to ensure that these are properly authorised and that a full audit trail is retained. This is for both general process management and also to satisfy control requirements in connection with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
*The annual reporting process involves preparation of other associated documents including excel spreadsheets, charts and the 20-F for SEC filling. The job holder will be heavily involved in preparation of these documents.
*Ad hoc tasks will also be assigned depending on capabilities and time availability of the successful applicant.

Role Requirements.

The candidate will be a qualified or semi qualified accountant
Previous experience in financial reporting/auditing preferably with Big 4
Good accounting and controls knowledge (deep technical accounting knowledge not essential)
Previous experience working in a large company and managing multiple stakeholders is required
Evidence of handling large quantities of information and working under time pressure is required

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