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Financial Accountant Job Description

Circle Square has extensive experience in the Accountancy and Finance sector and is always looking for highly skilled, talented Financial Accountants from various backgrounds.

 Financial Accountant

Our Finance & Accounting Division typically recruit in the following Sectors:

Real Estate / Property / Construction / Retail / Asset Management / Private Equity / Telecoms / Media / Technology / Legal / Oil & Gas / Corporate Finance


Financial Accountant Job Description

We generally look for Financial Accountants on behalf of our clients due to expansion within the business or as a replacement. We also recruit for Interim Financial Accountants. Financial Accountants usually report to the Financial Controller or Finance Director.

Experience working in one of our specialist fields would be highly beneficial;

Real Estate / Property / Construction / Retail / Asset Management / Private Equity / Telecoms / Media / Technology / Legal / Oil & Gas / Corporate Finance


Financial Accountant Key Responsibilities

  • Preparation of the monthly and annual board pack

  • Preparation of the statutory pack included the P&L, Balance Sheet

  • Business partnering with relevant managers within the company in order to provide financial support and information

  • Liaising with and reporting to the Financial Controller or Finance Director

  • Managing and developing other accountancy staff

  • Preparing monthly statements inclusive of analysing and investigating variances and summarising data

  • Prepares quarterly and annual statements by assembling data

  • Liaising with auditors to ensure the draft statutory accounts are correct

  • Assembling data for quarterly and annual tax filings

  • Provides financial advice by studying operational issues; applying financial principles and practices; developing recommendations

  • Keeping abreast of some tax related issues


Financial accountant Skills & Requirements

  • ACA, CIMA or ACCA Qualified

  • Good understanding of month end procedures

  • Staff management background

  • Excellent communicator

  • Proven ability of working under pressure

  • Strong IT skills



Salaries for a Financial accountant vary depending on experience and company size:

  • Financial accountants in a £500m+ business should expect a salary between £50,000 to £60,000

  • Financial accountants in a <£500m business should expect a salary between £35,000 to £55,000


Career Progression

Most Financial accountants would look to take the natural step to Financial Controller with 2 to 5 years solid experience behind them. Alternatively FP&A positions would be good options further down the line.


Our Financial Division recruit for Financial Roles including:

CFO / Finance Director / Financial Controller / Financial accountant / Internal Auditor / Client Accountant / Project Accountant / Fund Accountant / Qualified Financial Accountant / Qualified Financial accountant / Service Charge Accountant / Real Estate Analyst / Financial Modeller / Fixed Asset Accountant / Treasury Accountant / Part Qualified Financial Accountant / Part Qualified Financial accountant


If you’re looking for Financial Accountant Jobs or if you are looking for more information on our Finance & Accountancy Recruitment

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Our Finance & Accountancy Salary Survey 2015 is now available.


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