Digital Catapult

Financial Accountant

London - Kings Cross

Digital Catapult is looking for an ambitious Financial accountant, to play an integral role in applying financial acumen as part of a dynamic team, and add value to the operational efficiencies of processes, systems and team capabilities. Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Financial Accountant will manage all aspects of the monthly financial close, project accounting, supporting the production of the monthly Board pack and play a key role in the annual audit process. They will also work closely with the business functions to assist with financial project monitoring and reporting. This position is an excellent entry point for an individual looking for a move from practice to corporate experience and or someone looking for a move into the exciting technology sector.

what you’ll do
  • Responsible for month end closing process and taking it to the stage of supporting the preparation of the monthly Board pack
  • preparing and ensuring all journals are posted within deadlines
  • Working closely with Heads of Department and Project Managers to assist the FC in producing budgets and forecasts
  • Managing day-to-day transactions and ensuring VAT and tax compliance
  • Reviewing and developing systems and processes
  • Support the Financial Controller, especially with year end process and audit requirements of funding and statutory bodies
  • Liaise with HR and payroll providers to ensure accurate processing of monthly payroll
what we’re looking for
  • Suitable for someone ideally with a background in Practice / chartered accountants who wants to move into Industry
  • CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualification or equivalent
  • Professional accounting and process experience, preferably within both public and private sectors
  • Significant exposure to project accounting including budgeting and allocating costs to budgets
  • Advanced MS Excel skills with experience in developing large financial models
  • Organised and focused on delivery to deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to establish credibility with finance and non-finance staff
  • Preferable - Experience in fund and grant accounting compliance and project accounting, SAP B1 and report writing
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