General Ledger Accountant

General Ledger Accountant Watford, Hertfordshire Medivet Support Centre Full Time, Permanent

The role

Prepare and account for all Operations related P&L and Balance sheet entries in accordance with IFRS and accounting policies and ensure regular reviews and analysis of revenue/COGs related variances – also selection of overhead accounts as required.

Role accountabilities

  • Preparing monthly financial accounts to OneStream upload
  • Identify need for adjusting journals recommend correct accounting treatment for unusual transactions
  • Regular reviews and analysis of  related budget & Forecast variances
  • Provision of analysis for current month revenue & expenditure potential exceptional treatment requirements.
  • Review of site level P+L’s to ensure completeness and accuracy of revenue
  • Collaborate with the Group Financial Controller with year-end audit procedures – responsible for all revenue/cogs deliverables
  • Collaborate with Business Controllers on financial queries pre-MEC review of balance sheet variances >2%, and provide Quarterly Variance Analysis & narrative – and lead discussions on forecast based on Balance Sheet reviews.
  • Completion and/or review of balance sheet reconciliation – to include high quality reconciliation files, with peer review on associated supporting documentation
  • Review of balance sheet support for financial reconciliations on trade & other debtors balance sheet accounts – per TB ownership file.
  • Full participation with Finance Systems project teams on developing and improving of financial models – to include scoping, draughting SOPs and UAT.
  • Ensuring the day to day and long term compliance of financial procedures
  • Assisting with cash flow forecasting and contribute to cost control and cost monitoring
  • Drive accurate accruals processes with attention to detail for statement of unrecorded liabilities in compliance of IFR
  • Assistance with quarterly and annual budgeting in coordination with FP&A team
  • Calculating variance analysis – to include root cause analysis and counter-measures to anomalous entries in the accounts, remediating error
  • Ensuring the day to day and long-term compliance of financial procedures


Your skills and experience

  • CIMA/ACCA qualified with 10 years PQE
  • Multi-site Shared Service Centre experience essential – especially on international basis
  • 5 years experience of dedicated FSSC RTR function in an international environment
  • Experience of consensus-based decision making.
  • Experience of working across a European business within a multi-cultural environment would be a strong advantage.
  • English essential, plus second European language highly desirable
  • Attendance on site at month end close – from WD -7 to WD+10 mandatory
  • Regular reviews and analysis of central budget variances
  • >5 years working with ERP systems such as D365
  • Strong Excel skills (V-Look ups & Pivot Tables)
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Demonstrable bias for action
  • Strong experience of tax accounting & VAT accounting
  • Exposure to financial reporting tools such as HFM, ESSBASE, OneStream, TM1, Trintech or Blackline highly desirable
  • >5 years’ experience in an accounting compliance environment such as SOX while not essential will be highly desirable
  • Demonstrable experience of reporting on balance sheet & income statement variances to exec level directors
Job number: SCR00887