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Financial Accountant – Balance Sheet Reconciliations & Controls

Financial Accountant – Balance Sheet Reconciliations & Controls

Purpose of role: Contribute to the continued development of techniques and the improvement of processes and workflow for the function, delivering a quality & timely service.

Reports to: Balance Sheet Reconciliations Manager

Key Responsibilities:
  • Performing Balance Sheet Reconciliations across all Entities.
  • Contributes to risk assessments and drives actions to address the root causes that persistently lead to operational risk losses by challenging both historical and proposed practices.
  • Evaluates the current set of in-scope Reconciliations & Controls, recommending ways to optimize & further automate.
  • Deliver quality and timely Reconciliations.
  • Continuous review & evolvement of outputs, together with effective reconciliations, ensuring appropriateness of controls in line with business requirements
  • Assist in coordinating audits, examinations, and deliverable requirements from internal and external reviewers by supporting coordinating activities within the team.
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with internal & external customers and stakeholders through strong business partnering
  • Coach and develop junior team members
  • Break down information in a systematic and communicable manner
  • Escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.
Essential knowledge, skills and experience:
  • An experienced accounting professional (ACA/ACCA) 3 Years + who has worked in a rapidly growing environment and can bring experience of best practice gained including solid Accounting, Financial reporting and IFRS understanding.
  • Excellent technology knowledge and experience with balance sheet reconciliation processes & implementations.
  • In depth knowledge & experience in Oracle Financials & Excel
  • Teradata and integrated reconciliation process a strong advantage
  • Proven track record within shared service type environment and delivering improvement to operating processes and practices
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and influencing skills across all levels of the organisation
  • Pro-active about managing change and challenging existing procedures and processes to achieve best practice
Personal Attributes:
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills, ability to multi-task, plan and prioritise work schedule for self and team and work within agreed timescales
  • Pro-active and self-starting with proven ability lead and close activities in a structured manner to a high quality
  • Result-oriented, focusing on fulfilling management expectations
  • Excellent attention to detail and an ability to analyse and interrogate high volumes of data as well as demonstrating an ability to focus on higher level overview.
  • Be a collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal/communication skills, while demonstrating high levels of emotional intelligence.
  • Proven ability in developing effective working relationships across all levels of the organisation.
  • Operates with a high level of integrity, diplomacy, tact and professionalism.
  • Effective and persuasive presentation skills, including the ability to present complex information in an understandable manner to all areas of the business.
  • Ability to lead, influence and coach others
  • Sound judgement, unquestionable ethics and integrity with high degree of transparency and trust
  • Has the ability to operate with a limited level of direct supervision.
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