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Accounting Specialist

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Accounting Specialist

Posted 10 months ago

  • Sector: Finance
  • Expiry Date: 23 June 2024
  • Job Ref: J9819
We’re looking for people to join the Access family, who share our passion for believing in better, and who will help us continue to grow.   Love Work. Love Life. Be You. - is central to our success and how we give our customers the freedom to do more of what's important to them. What does Access offer you?  We offer a flexible, hybrid working environment where you can balance work and life while maintaining a strong office team-based culture. We deliver on what we say, taking the development of our people seriously. We’ll work with you to progress your success plan and provide opportunities to accelerate your career.  On top of a competitive salary, our wellbeing days taking you to 25 days leave a year and a health contribution, you’ll also be able to choose from a range of benefits to suit you. We’re an organisation that likes to give back, so you’ll also have three charity days allocated to support a cause that matters to you.   About you: You are a highly skilled and experienced Accounting Specialist with a background in Big 4 accounting firms to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will possess a strong foundation in accounting principles, exceptional analytical abilities, and a proven track record of delivering high-quality financial services. Day-to-day, you will: Financial Reporting: Prepare and analyze financial statements in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Assist in the preparation of quarterly and annual financial reports, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements. Month-End Process: Prepare key schedules in the month-end closing process and accurate completion of financial activities, including reconciliations, accruals, and journal entries. Collaborate with the local finance teams to consolidate financial data, review transactions, and resolve discrepancies. Audit Support: Collaborate with external auditors during annual audits to provide requested documentation, explanations, and support for audit inquiries. Ensure adherence to audit requirements and assist in resolving any audit findings or discrepancies. Internal Controls: Participate in the development, implementation, and monitoring of internal control procedures to safeguard company assets and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Conduct periodic reviews and assessments of internal controls to identify areas for improvement and mitigate risks. Financial Analysis: Perform variance analysis and trend analysis to identify key drivers of financial performance and provide insights to management for decision-making. Assist in the preparation of financial forecasts, budgets, and strategic plans to support business objectives. Process Improvement: Identify opportunities for process optimization and efficiency enhancements within the accounting function. Implement best practices and streamline workflows to improve accuracy, timeliness, and effectiveness of financial processes. Tax Compliance: Assist in the preparation and filing of tax returns, including income tax, sales tax, and other regulatory filings. Stay informed about changes in tax laws and regulations to ensure compliance and minimize tax liabilities. As a well-rounded Accounting Specialist, your Skills and Experiences likely include: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field required; CPA/ACCA/CA designation preferred. Minimum of 6 years of experience in accounting roles, with at least 4 years of experience in a Big 4 accounting firm. Strong knowledge of GAAP, IFRS, and financial reporting standards. Proficiency in accounting software (e.g., SAP, Oracle, QuickBooks) and Microsoft Excel. Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail. Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate cross-functionally. Proven ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines. What are we all about?  The Access Group is one of the largest UK-headquartered providers of business management software to small and mid-sized organisations in the UK, Ireland, USA and Asia Pacific. It helps more than 100,000 customers across commercial and non-profit sectors become more productive and efficient. Our products and solutions go beyond providing technology, we connect the right people with the right data, at the right time, through Access Workspace. At Access, we are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone can thrive. If you're excited about this role, (even if your previous experience doesn't align perfectly), you might just be the perfect fit for us! We wholeheartedly believe in equality for all and the transformative power of diversity.   Why not join our vibrant team where you can love what you do, love how you live, and most importantly, be authentically you? Let's make a difference together.  Love Work. Love Life. Be You.