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Financial Accountant

Undisclosed Company
Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes
£36500 - £41000 per annum
Closing date
1 Jul 2024

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We are currently seeking a Financial Accountant to work with our global FMCG client Elida Beauty, renowned for brands such as V05, TIGI, Timotei and Impulse, to become an integral part of their fast-paced FMCG environment.

The position is based in Milton Keynes. This is a full-time temporary role for 6 months, with the possibility of extension, requiring 37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday. Compensation for this role is up to £41,000 per annum pro rata. There will be a requirement to work onsite 2 days per week for as long as the business permits.

Your Role

The UKI ANZ region is ~€120m in size consisting of a directly managed business in the UK and distributor partners in Ireland and ANZ. You will be working as part of an experienced Financial Accounting Team. You will ensure the accuracy and integrity of the accounts, by carrying out the monthly/quarterly/annual cycle with robust control processes. You will also get involved in various projects as well as audit.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Lead month end close process with support from the Financial Accounting team, including posting of journals, adjustments, accruals and provisions
  • Prepare and lead the balance sheet review process, providing reconciliations and commentary for sign off by FC
  • Lead bank reconciliations process
  • Provide monthly stock reconciliations with adjustments to stock provision
  • Monthly stock reporting with variance analysis
  • IFRS16 lease accounting
  • Lead preparation for annual statutory audit and prepare statutory accounts
  • Work with tax consultants for inputs to tax computations
  • Maintain accurate inventory costing in Oracle system
  • Support GL Accountant with VAT reconciliations
  • Ongoing review of internal control framework
  • As required assist FC/FD on project work to support the business

About you:

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA part/nearly or newly qualified
  • Strong IT skills including Excel and Oracle experience and advantage
  • Possibly first-time mover from practice or experienced individual in the industry
  • Demonstrable experience in a similar position
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in EU VAT an advantage but not essential

Career & Development

Joining the Elida Beauty Finance team in this role gives you a platform to build both financial controlling and commercial finance experience. Working within an inclusive team you will have the opportunity to broaden your experience and build an exciting Finance career.

At ManpowerUK we are dedicated to fostering a highly diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive culture where everyone feels valued, heard, and empowered to reach their full potential. We are recognised as a Disability Confident Leader, affirming our commitment to helping individuals with disabilities secure and retain meaningful employment. To hear more about our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging initiatives - please visit our website.

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