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Financial Accountant

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  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lucy Regan

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  • Published:

    16 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Lucy Regan

Sewell Wallis are thrilled to be partnering exclusively with a fantastic business based in south Leeds who operate within the sports and leisure industry.

Our client has recently created a brand new role in their finance team for an experienced Financial Accountant to work closely with the Finance Director and take full responsibility for the financial accounting side of the business.

This role would suit a qualified/qualified by experience individual who is looking for a strong work life balance and flexible working hours.

What you will be doing on a day to day basis:

-Preparation of year-end accounts and statutory accounts
-Preparation of the monthly, quarterly and annual budgets
-Liaise with external tax advisors
-Communicate effectively across the company to ensure you understand how the whole company operates, acting as a key point of contact for any technical finance queries
-Monthly review of group balance sheet reconciliations
-Responsible for the quarterly VAT group returns
-Preparation of audit schedules and answering audit queries
-Supporting junior finance colleagues and mentoring them on a day to day basis
-Look at current systems and processes and make any necessary improvements
-Be a constant support to the current FD, taking on new pieces of ad hoc project work when required

Skills and qualifications required:

-A qualified or qualified by experience accountant
-A strong background in financial accounting either in practice or industry
-Personable and down to earth character who is used to working within a small finance function
-Background in sports and leisure would be highly advantageous but not essential


-25 days holidays
-Flexible working patterns on offer to work around childcare/personal commitments
-A relaxed and fun working culture!

If you would like further information before applying with your CV then please contact Lucy Regan or Emma Dugdale at Sewell Wallis.

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions.