Financial Accountant (Lead) - Petrochemicals / Transportation Fuels

$88,692 - $103,896 yearly
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  • E14, Canary Wharf, Greater London
  • Sep 01, 2023
Permanent Experience: Qualified Accountant Role: Finance Manager

Job Description

Financial Accountant (Lead) – Global Petroleum Manufacturer / Marketer ACA / ACCA / CIMA / Qualified / “Financial Accountant” / SAP / ACL / UK GAAP / FRS102 / SOX / Thomson Reuters OneSource / Fuel / Petrochemical / Manufacturing / Marketing The company Leading global manufacturer and marketer of transport fuels and petrochemicals. The role Reporting to the Manager UK and HQ Financial Accounting, you will be responsible for providing financial accounting services to the firm’s European business. Meeting all UK statutory reporting requirements and adhere to all internal financial accounting deadlines, you will provide ad hoc financial reporting and analysis, represent your team on projects and cover for your manager as required. Specifically you will: * Prepare statutory accounts for the firm’s UK entities to meet external audit requirements. Liaise directly with company auditors and coordinate responses to audit testing. Research and apply UK GAAP accounting policy for new or changing business activity. Post UK GAAP adjustments into unconsolidated companies in SAP. * Take a lead role in the interim and year-end SOX control audits, prepare supporting schedules and analysis and answer queries from auditors as they arise. Coordinate responses and requests for documentation from the wider Europe business. * Ensure timely and accurate internal monthly corporate reporting to company headquarters in the US. Examples includes Benefit analysis, Ad valorem taxes and allowance for doubtful accounts reports. * Perform month end close activities as assigned, including accruals and amortisations, payroll accounting, currency revaluations and other ad hoc journals. * Undertake monthly balance sheet account reconciliations, complete within corporate deadlines and to the required standard, ensure open items are followed up and cleared on a timely basis. * Perform ad hoc statutory and analytical work to support Manager UK and HQ Accounting and the Europe business. Represent the financial accounting team on work streams and projects. The requirements A degree holding and qualified accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA), you will ideally possess a minimum of 5+ years post qualification experience in financial accounting and statutory reporting gained in a commercial environment. Contemporary knowledge of UK GAAP accounting standards (FRS102) and exposure to SOX control audits, you should be an advanced user of Excel & SAP. Exposure to ACL and Thomson Reuters OneSource Accounts Production software preferred but not essential. Excellent verbal and written communication and strong interpersonal skills. Ability to clearly summarise complex financial reporting issues and articulate them to a non-finance audience, you should evidence effective analytical and problem-solving skills In order to view more information on this job press the APPLY NOW button below and it will take you to the source website

Working Hours

Full Time

Salary by Currency

This role in US Dollars has a minimum of $88,692 to a maximum of $103,896. In British Pounds it has a minimum of £70,000 to a maximum of £82,000. In Australian Dollars it has a minimum of $136,729 to a maximum of $160,167.


Governance and Control (for team members)

Everybody from the CEO to the newest intern plays an important role towards supporting governance and control. During this course participants will learn governance risk management compliance treasury and closing the books.

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Relationship Building

Relationships are at the heart of everything you do and are a fundamental component of your success. This course will teach you how to build brand new relationships from scratch and apply proven techniques to turn these individuals into your biggest supporters.

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Analysing and Reporting Performance

This module has been specifically designed to help finance team members identify the key metrics that are needed to manage performance across the business and turn these into a powerful set of KPIs that can be reported on dashboards scorecards and board reports.

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Personal Effectiveness

Recent studies show that finance team members with high levels of personal effectiveness earn significantly more than their less-effective counterparts and progress far quicker through their careers. This course teaches you to set priorities organize your time and resources and stay focused on achieving your goals to a high standard.

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Commercial Mindset

Possessing a strong commercial awareness means aligning your views with the company’s strategy and values to drive significant growth and value throughout your business. You will learn how to understand your business develop market knowledge tell the financial story drive growth and maximize shareholder value.

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Best Practice Financial Modelling

This course teaches you the fundamentals of good modelling practice including the spreadsheet life cycle the FAST Standard the Calculation Block Flags and Factors how to review models and SMART Guidelines for financial modelling.

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Soft Skills

Research shows that soft skills contribute towards 80% of your career success and this is arguably even more the case for finance leaders. This course teaches you how the best finance leaders communicate effectively with their team build bridges between each department and develop trusted relationships with key stakeholders.

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Finance leaders are responsible for developing a well-rounded finance function that can keep up with the evolution of your business. During this module you will learn how to lead your finance function become a C-Suite business leader manage people drive the culture; and represent your business externally.

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