Job Details  
Advertiser: IFDS

Job Title: Financial Accountant
Rate:£ Per Year    Benefits: Competitive
Description: Summary

As a member of the Financial Accounting Team, provide support to the Financial Accounting Manager in all aspects of month end general ledger accounting, balance sheet reporting & control, and VAT reporting, for the UK and overseas entities in the DST International reporting segment.

Main Responsibilities

Assist with the month end general ledger close process:

* Responsibility for all aspects of payroll accounting
* Calculation of cost accruals
* Review and analysis of general ledger entries
* Investigating variances
* Processing journal adjustments
* Assist with the development of efficient month end close procedures

Balance Sheet reporting and control:

* Assist with monthly balance sheet reporting, including the preparation of consolidated balance sheet reports, and analysis schedules
* Perform a review of month end balance sheet account reconciliations
* Ensure all month end balance sheet account reconciliations are uploaded and signed off in the reconciliation tracking system
* Assist with any month end queries from management or the US Corporate Finance Team
* Assist with the development of strong control processes & procedures

VAT Reporting:

* Oversee and review the preparation of the quarterly / bi-monthly VAT Return information for group entities in UK, Ireland and South Africa
* Compile quarterly / bi-monthly ECL listing data
* Responsibility for VAT accounting in general ledger, including VAT reverse charges journals, and control account clearance journals

Other Duties:

* Assist with the annual audit, including dealing with audit requests during the interim and final year end audits
* Provide support for cashiering and other treasury activities
* Dealing with ad hoc queries
* Provide technical support and guidance to the more junior members of the Team

Ideal Candidate

Essential skills and experience:

* ACCA or ACA qualified
* Strong accounting skills
* Previous financial accounting experience within commerce.
* Previous experience of payroll accounting
* Previous balance sheet reconciliation and control experience
* Good basic knowledge of VAT
* Previous experience of working with large computerised general ledger systems
* Good interpersonal skills
* Ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail, on own initiative as well as part of a broader team

Desirable skills and experience:

* Experience of working in a regulated financial services environment
* Experience of working for the UK subsidiary of a US Group advantageous
* Experience of using PeopleSoft general ledger system advantageous
Skills Required: financial accounting, acca, aca, balance sheet reconciliations, VAT, payroll
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP     Duration:
Contact: DST Systems Contact E-mail: Click
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Reference: DST/TP/4494/10587 Added: 25-05-2018
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