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Accountant

  • Location

    Cambridge

  • Job Function:

    Finance

  • Sector:

    Media

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £45000 - £55000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lauren Ramsey

  • Contact email:

    lauren.ramsey@ea-first.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH2051_1710249764

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    09 April 2024

EA First are delighted to be partnering exclusively with a small to medium enterprise based in Cambridgeshire.

This organisation has big growth plans and is looking to appoint an Accountant with strong technical skills who wants to progress to a Head of Finance role within the next few years.

The organisation:

A growing, established organisation based in Cambridge with exciting growth plans.

The role:

You will assist with preparation of monthly management accounts and local statutory accounts for the company's overseas subsidiaries and have a proactive and "can do" outlook.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare financial statements including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements on a regular basis (monthly, quarterly, annually) according to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Perform regular reconciliations of bank accounts, accounts receivable, and accounts payable to ensure accuracy and completeness of financial data.
  • Analyse financial data and trends to provide insights to management for decision-making purposes, including variance analysis, profitability analysis, and forecasting.
  • Assist in the set up and maintenance of an ERP system for inventory management.
  • Prepare inventory forecasts, financial models, and budgets with a primary emphasis on optimising cash flow management.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant financial regulations and standards.
  • Stay updated on changes in accounting regulations and implement necessary changes to accounting practices and procedures.
  • Assist in external audits.
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets and forecasts.
  • Assist in preparing tax returns and ensuring compliance with tax laws and regulations. This may include calculating and remitting taxes such as income tax, sales tax, and payroll tax.
  • Conduct financial analysis to assess the financial health and performance of the organisation, including analysing key financial ratios, trends, and benchmarks against industry standards.
  • Communicate financial information effectively to stakeholders such as management, investors, and regulatory authorities.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements in financial accounting procedures.

Experience required:

  • Newly qualified candidates (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent) are preferred, with a strong educational background and that can demonstrate expertise in financial accounting.
  • This could also suit a newly qualified auditor looking to make their first move into industry.

What's on offer:

You will be joining an efficient Finance team and will report directly to the Head of Finance.

You will have the opportunity to make an important contribution to a dynamic and fast-growing company with a global reach.

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 holidays plus bank holidays
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Travel opportunities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Regular social and team events

EA First Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency for this permanent vacancy.