Interim Accountant

  • Location

    Sheffield, South Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £55000 - £60000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Kayley Haythornthwaite

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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We are proud to be working with one of the leading professional services firms, a highly acquisitive group based in Sheffield. Our client are recognised for their growth and success and have one of the strongest and highest calibre finance functions in the region. They are looking for a suitably qualified interim to start with them asap until a permanent individual is appointed.

Due to increased workload this team is looking to add an additional person to their team immediately. This is an ideal opportunity for a high calibre candidate with a background in financial accounting, controls and audit to join a successful financial accounting team during an exciting time.

This role has a commercial element with exposure to the key business stakeholders as this role has a big part to play in the firms acquisitions, disposals and significant transactions.

Duties will include;

Preparation and submission to Companies House of group consolidated financial statements, and all subsidiary accounts.
Assist with supervision of year end audit.
Assist Head of Financial Control with maintenance of group accounting policies and ensuring that controls in place are adequate and appropriate, as well as consistent across the group.
Maintenance of the group chart of accounts and cost centre structure.
Preparation of audit packs for all group companies.
All share capital related matters including share based payments, shareholders register, MST and any transactions involving shares e.g. acquisitions.
Responsible for monthly pension payments on a timely and accurate basis, liaise with payroll as required.
Review pension scheme accounts; manage audit and other returns required.
Preparation of group consolidation workings, acquisition accounting, goodwill and amortisation. Assist with shadow IFRS monthly reporting.
Detailed review of certain balance sheet accounts, including developing additional analysis as required.
Preparation of disbursement provisioning calculations and development of policies as required. Liaison with the relevant business areas to develop a detailed understanding and implement improvements in processes and controls.
Continual review of goodwill and investments, including maintaining a model suitable for audit.
Assist with Cells accounting, budgeting, reconciliations, claims control, manage reporting requirements thereon, including detailed analysis of cells performance and claims.

To be considered you will ideally have the following profile:

ACA or ACCA qualified
Excellent technical knowledge including up to date UK GAAP and IFRS knowledge
Experience of working in audit and financial accounts, preferably within a large accountancy practice

Sewell Wallis acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. As part of our recruitment process, we will retain your CV for a period of one year to enable us to consider you for future roles. After this period your CV will be deleted.