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Financial Accountant - FMCG - West London

  • Location: London, Greater London, England
  • Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 11 days ago

  • Sector: finance
  • Contact: Charley Callier
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 13 October 2021
  • Job Ref: BBHFA13082021

Financial Accountant - FMCG - West London

Looking for a eager Financial Accountant to join a growing FMCG business on a permanent basis based in West London. This Financial Accountant will be responsible for supporting the Financial Controller with the day-to-day management of the financial activities of the Company, ensuring that all accounting operations run smoothly.

Key responsibilities:

  • Prepare accruals, prepayments, reconciliations and ensuring integrity of data during the month end process.
  • Generate Foreign Exchange report explaining gains/losses and highlighting risks or opportunities.
  • Review of transactional data on key areas of TB.
  • Prepare monthly VAT returns and report amounts to be recovered.
  • Intrastat submission
  • Control month end procedures
  • Process Credit Card Charges, & properly account for one off payments during the month.
  • Monthly preparation of Overheads Report, review report with CFO, providing insight on key variances.
  • Balance sheet reconciliations and coordination of the monthly process.
  • Other month end tasks required for timely close of financial month.
  • Maintain integrity of ERP system, open/close periods, create new general ledger codes / cost centres etc
  • Customer & Supplier set up on system
  • Carry out regular bank reconciliations.
  • Promote and support continuous improvement of processes and controls and ways of working.
  • Develop clear understanding of daily cash position, highlighting potential risks or opportunities.
  • Weekly preparation of cash forecast for the next 12 weeks to anticipate need for cash management.
  • Liaise with factory project team on expected cash outflows for CAPEX spend.
  • Work with Receivables and Payables to understand working capital cycle and as part of the team, help drive improvements.
  • Working with Financial Controller, compare cash balance forecast to cash flow statements (actual and forecast).
  • Aid FC / CFO with yearly cash flow budget.

Key skills:

  • Must be studying towards a recognised professional accountancy qualification such as ACCA / CIMA
  • Previous experience within a similar role would be highly desriable (financial accounts and transactional processes)
  • A background in Retail/FMCG is a bonus!
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Works to deadlines
  • Eager to highlight problems and solve them proactively
  • Approach is logical detailed and thorough
  • Able to build relationships and work cross functionally
  • Ability to understand processes and controls

Apply today!

Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.