Financial Accountant

East of England

£50,000 + 10% Bonus

Gemma Harris
Recruitment Consultant
T: 07917956490

Our Client are an International food marketing and distribution company who are currently looking for an experienced Financial Accountant to join their business.


Role Overview

To oversee all aspects of Financial Accounts, Financial Control and Internal/External reporting, ensuring they comply with internal policies, reporting standards and statutory requirements. Support and challenge the business to continually ensure that its objectives and activities align with financial goals and other targets.

Reports to: Finance Director

Shift: Days Working Hrs 08:30 – 17:00




Key Responsibilities

  • Financial Reporting & Control Manage and maintain the finance system to ensure the timely completion of all internal and external reporting requirements with particular focus on the balance sheet and cash flow statements. Also ensure all financial controls and policies are applying correctly and consistently
  • Financial Control and Policy To monitor, maintain and improve a finance controls and procedures and own the Finance policies for the business
  • Cash Management / Foreign Currency Management Optimise cash for the business by maintaining an accurate cashflow forecast whilst managing sales ledger, purchase ledger and other cash inflows and outflows. Manage foreign currency hedging in-line with hedging policy with foreign currency providers.
  • Banking / Tax / Other External Be the external contact for day-to-day banking, customer and supplier financial queries, VAT returns, R&D claims and completing government returns.
  • Budget and Forecasting: Generate a balance sheet and cashflow forecast for the Budget process and support ad-hoc financial modelling as required
  • KPI Management: Manage and monitor key performance indicators and report performance against these on a monthly basis with commentary.
  • Audit: Be the main point of contact for appointed accountancy firm and auditor, manage audit timetable and process and follow-up close-out actions
  • Continuous Improvement: Identify areas of improvement and innovation and drive change where opportunities exist.
  • Business Systems and Processes: Maintain existing systems and identify opportunities for both business system solutions and business process improvements to improve performance / efficiency
  • People Management: Lead, coach, develop and inspire a small team to achieve personal development goals and continuous improvement.


Qualifications / Education Required:

  • ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualified



  • Strong Financial Management knowledge from any environment
  • Strategic business and finance mindset
  • Alignment to WFL Values with high emotional intelligence
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to influence and negotiate at all levels
  • and partner across all functions in the business
  • Excellent at stakeholder engagement
  • A problem solver with strong planning and organisational skills
  • Creative, innovative and curious thinking
  • High attention to detail

Please get in touch for more information or apply today with your CV.