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Senior Accountant

Role overview:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing, international accounting and consulting firm. Our mission is to provide profit optimisation and efficiency consulting to restaurants and hospitality brands. We are looking for an innovative candidate with a client-centered approach – someone who is passionate about revolutionising the way analytics are conducted and eager to have an impact both internally and at the client-level. The title is ‘Senior Accountant’, but we are looking for someone with the mindset of an ‘External Controller/CFO.’

Role benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days holiday
  • Flexible working schedule
  • Hybrid work policy
  • Training & development opportunities
  • Great social activities
  • Company pension scheme

Roles and Responsibilities includes but not limited:

    • You will be in charge of multiple clients and working on a team with many individuals in various roles. The ideal candidate will have strong experience in managing others and independently managing the workflow of multiple large projects.
    • Translate raw data into meaningful analytics and provide insight and advice for clients with varying levels of financial literacy.
    • Regularly communicate with our clients’ management to provide accurate reporting data and implement solutions to improve profitability and efficiency as needed.
    • Take ownership of accounting functions, ensure that all books are properly maintained and that internal controls are in place to ensure financial reporting accuracy and efficiency.
    • Perform and review balance sheet reconciliations (bank reconciliation, inter-company reconciliation, resolving discrepancies in various accounts as necessary)
    • Advise clients on the best plan of action during periods of limited cash flow.
    • Liaise with accountant to finalize year-end reporting or tax returns on behalf of clients.
    • Verbally fluent. Actively listens and intuits what the speaker intends. Writes clearly and concisely in a manner that is appropriate for the intended audience
    • Ensure all deliverables are delivered on time and in accordance with agreed SLAs. The deliverables include monthly accounts, audit packs and other reports relevant to the client.
    • Advise clients on the data within the management accounts, educating the client with how to use the information to drive decisions and strategies.
    • Communicate regularly with our clients to ensure we are adding value to them at all times.
    • Act as advisor to clients for their business in relation to their finances and act sounding board for them when they reach out for advice and support
    • Prepare forecasts and budgets for clients
    • Review and maintain aged debtors report weekly, and ensure overdue balances are followed-up
    • Review and maintain aged creditors report weekly, and ensure overdue balances are flagged to the management. Process weekly/monthly payment runs per agreed payment terms
    • Co-ordinate information flow between our back-office and client
    • Ensure that all the reporting deadline targets are met – VAT returns, PAYE payments etc.
    • Perform ad-hoc cost analysis requested by the management
    • Identify and analyse trends and key performance indicators
    • Coach and mentor new recruits in team

Requirements:

  • General accounting and financial reporting experience is a must.
  • Strong understanding of debits and credits, balance sheet reconciliations, accruals/prepayments, and journal entries.
  • Resiliency. Effectively deals with ambiguity. Quickly recovers from adversity, obstacles, or changes in plans or direction and processes events from a business and practical perspective
  • Ability to delegate, deliver under tight deadlines, and juggle multiple projects is essential.
  • Great communications skills – both written and verbal.
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in accounting. Restaurant/Hospitality experience is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferred in Accounting or Finance.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel & Outlook.

Bonus points:

  • You’ve directly supported customers.
  • Experience in restaurant industry in is preferred.
  • A contagious sense of urgency and enthusiasm.
  • Must be comfortable working with technology and fluent in Microsoft Office
  • Experience working with a SaaS (software) company preferred

How to apply

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A UK-BASED ROLE.

To apply for this vacancy please email your CV/resume to recruitment@pchase.co.uk