Financial Accountant

London - Kings Cross

Digital Catapult is looking for an ambitious Financial Accountant to play an integral role in our dynamic finance team. The Financial Accountant will be responsible for Financial reporting and all project-related accounting. Reporting to the Financial Controller, the successful candidate will ensure that all processes, controls and monthly requirements are met. They will also work closely with the business functions to assist with financial project control and reporting. Closing date for applications: Monday 3rd August 2020

what you’ll do
  • Responsible for month end process, 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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