Financial Accountant

fss Published: 17/06/2015


This niche international pharmaceutical firm seeks a Qualified Accountant to support the UK executive team and manage a small finance team. Based in Central London, duties will include:

  • Prepare the company’s monthly management accounts in accordance with the Group’s accounting time-lines
  • Prepare the company’s revisions to "in-year" forecasts
  • Provide ad hoc reports to Directors
  • Maintain, control and take ownership of the year- end accounts preparation / audit / and annual financial statements
  • Supervise and liaise with the book-keeper over monthly accounting and book-keeping routines
  • Involvement in detailed budgeting, in particular with the company’s marketing teams and the support and administration functions
  • Continue to develop systems, processes and controls
  • Building and maintaining data within spreadsheets/databases
  • Liaison with Auditors and other key professionals


  • Professional Qualification
  • Detailed knowledge of current accounting standards, including IFRS is a must
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of Corporation tax
  • Strong data manipulation skills, advanced user of Excel.
  • Experience of accounting systems
  • Proven ability to work to time-lines
  • Absolute attention to detail
  • Excellent written English language skills
  • Ability to inform and influence via reports and communication

There will be the occasional need for UK and overseas travel to other offices. This is an ideal 1st move from practice or some who is currently working in industry. The role offers the opportunity to make an impact in an organisation that can offer career progression together with security.

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