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Financial Accountant

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Job Title: Financial AccountantReporting to: Finance ManagerSalary: £55 – £65k + BonusLocation: LeedsOur client is looking for a Reporting Accountant, ideally with a housing or real estate background. The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for ensuring that the financial processes, systems, and controls are operating effectively and efficiently to allow for accurate preparation of statutory accounts, management accounts, tax returns, forecasts and budgets for various operating and management companies.Responsibilities:Take responsibility for ensuring that the financial processes, systems and controls are operating effectively and efficiently.Preparation of technical accounting papers as well as provide advice to business on technical accounting matters.Researching technical accounting issues and preparation of accounting memos for non-routine commercial transactions.Responsible for the accurate and timely preparation of tax filing – corporate, VAT, PAYE, SDLT etc.Budget preparation and all related monthly management reporting.Work closely with other finance functions, risk and compliance, and operations team to ensure delivery of organisational objectivesAssisting with ad hoc projects as may be required by the Finance Manager.Skills required:ACA/ACCA qualifiedAudit background from the Big 4/Top 10 Accountancy firms (desirable);Good understanding of tax – income, VAT, PAYE, SDLT etc.Personal drive to succeed and an ability to prioritise tasks effectively to meet the goals of the finance department within agreed deadlines;Good written and verbal communication skills;Attention to detail and ability to review own work;

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