Location
    London
    Date

    Reed

    Chief Accountant

    • Location: Central London
    • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time
    • Salary: £75,000-£90,000 per annum plus some fantastic benefits & enhanced pension

    We are seeking a Chief Accountant to oversee the financial operations and management of service & holding companies on behalf a global energy client of ours.

    This role is based in the firms London office and requires a candidate with a strong understanding of accounting principles, excellent leadership skills, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment.

    Day to Day of the role:

    • Oversee month-end closing and review management accounts for reporting.
    • Control cash flow management for treasury and manage group intercompany transactions.
    • Coordinate the annual budgeting process, including the preparation of budgets, forecasts, and financial models.
    • Prepare statutory accounts for compliance and liaise with external auditors and regulatory authorities during financial audits and inspections.
    • Lead and mentor a finance team, fostering a culture of excellence and effectively delegating tasks.
    • Continuously review and improve financial processes and procedures to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Ensure compliance with VAT reporting, PAYE Settlement process, and all financial regulations and standards.
    • Collaborate with other departments to align financial and organisational goals.

    Required Skills & Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or a related field.
    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar position.
    • Fully Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA, or CPA) with 2-3 years minimum post qualified experience.
    • Proficiency in MS Office applications and financial management software, with SAP, IBM Cognos, HFM being advantageous.
    • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret financial data and trends.
    • Strong leadership skills and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong knowledge of accounting principles, financial regulations, and financial reporting standards.

    Benefits:

    • Comprehensive benefits package.
    • Opportunity to work in a leading independent energy firm in London.
    • Dynamic and fast-paced work environment.
    • Professional development and growth opportunities.

    To apply for the Chief Accountant position, please submit your CV and cover letter detailing your relevant experience and qualifications.