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Qualified Accountant

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Sector
Job Type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Published 23 days ago
Contact Justin Friend
Job Ref JF219_1501514258

Job Description

QUALIFIED ACCOUNTANT

I am working exclusively with a well known organisation in Belfast that has an excellent working environment and opportunities for progression. I need a strong qualified accountant with a good track record in project and financial accounting along with excellent relationship building expertise.

The role:

Reporting to the Financial Controller this will be an integral role in the development of the business. The successful candidate will be responsible for two main aspects of the finance function:

PROJECT ACCOUNTING

  • This aspect of the role will require you to take ownership and responsibility for the financial reporting for a number of large contracts delivered by the business
  • You will prepare summary financial data that will feed into the monthly Management Accounts
  • To achieve this you must be able to communicate with internal and external stakeholders

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

  • You will prepare monthly accounts and reconciliations in accordance with the month end and quarter end process timetable along with other ad hoc financial duties
  • You must be able to present accurate and timely information to senior management on the financial performance of the business whilst helping to assist in minimising business risk

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Project Accounting for a number of contracts
  • Checking the accuracy of the information generated by the financial system and where necessary correct by making appropriate amendments with the agreement of the financial controller.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate information regarding control accounts
  • Undertake ad hoc financial and management exercises as instructed by the financial controller
  • Contribute to financial reporting
  • KPI preparation and analysis
  • Cost and variation analysis
  • Preparation of VAT and other government returns
  • Assistance with the budgeting and forecasting process
  • Assisting with cash forecasting
  • Conducting reviews and evaluations for cost reduction opportunities
  • Keep up-to-date with legislative or other changes which impact on the financial matters of the company

Experience and skills:

  • Previous experience in a similar role dealing with enterprise level clients
  • CCAB qualification
  • Ability to analyse data using key tools and techniques
  • Advanced excel skills and confident using the Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Knowledge and experience of financial accounting and external Statutory Financial Reporting