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Senior Associate, Accounting

Woking, England, United KingdomFinance & Procurement

Job description


To Support the Senior Finance Manager in providing a first-class financial service

The post holder will be responsible for:

Daily tasks – 70%

  • Assist the Senior Finance Manager in the preparation of year end accounts,
  • Be a driver of change and improvement to make process more efficient and ensure our talent can exercise their value add to the Business,
  • Review and maintenance of the stock system, working with the business partners and wider team to ensure stock is complete,
  • Ownership of posting of the banking entries & monthly bank reconciliations,
  • Assist in collating information for cashflow forecasting, and being responsive to currency needs within the Group
  • Intercompany reconciliations across the Group
  • Consolidation of subsidiary accounts at month end,
  • Review of heritage, non-f1 activities for accuracy and posting of costs in the P&L

Cost cap reporting – 10%

  • Identifying and escalating any gaps in controls / processes and introduce improvements to minimise risk of errors and non-compliance,
  • Assistance with the review of monthly codings to ensure fair and consistent exclusion of costs,
  • Support the submissions to the FIA, and assist with ad hoc FIA questions as required,

Financial Reporting and analysis – 20%

  • Manage the structure of the accounts and financial system to enable the Business Partnering team to speedily, efficiently and accurately report and forecast to the business,
  • Assistance with the year end audit, including timely management of audit requests and collating the information requests,
  • Assist the finance manager in the preparation of Group reporting requirements, including Group consolidation of MRL entities


  • Maintain accurate books and records using current standard accounting practice
  • Work with the Senior Finance Manager and Finance team to ensure all deadlines and reporting requirements are adhered to
  • Work with the Senior Finance Manager and other colleagues across the business, maintaining healthy working relationships
  • Proactively assist in putting in place improved systems to allow better decisions to be taken which will drive growth of profits and delivery of cash

Job requirements

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Part Qualified CIMA / ACCA exams
  • Experience of operating in / with foreign tax jurisdictions would be an advantage
  • Accounts Payable or Accounts Receivable experience
  • Experience using SUN Systems & Infor would be an advantage
  • Confident using Excel
  • An aptitude for figures is essential
  • Management experience would be beneficial

Results Focus and Initiative:

  • The drive, determination and commitment to get things done whilst maintaining a high standard
  • To move things forward, achieve, get results and do things better

Planning and Organising:

  • Ability to achieve goals and deadlines
  • Confidence to recognise and deal with arising problems

All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy, and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties and may not detail some less major duties allocated to the post holder, nor cover duties of a similar nature, commensurate with the role, which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager.