Financial Reporting Accountant


Posted: 02/12/2021

Full time

Optionis is the market-leading provider of accountancy, tax and umbrella employment solutions to contractors and small businesses within the UK. You will be joining a team of 450 staff, who represent highly successful brands such as Parasol, ClearSky, SJD Accountancy and Nixon Williams.

Through our brands, we specialise in managing tax, employment, accountancy and legislative compliance for the UK’s small businesses and contingent workforce – our solutions are market leading, and we’re always looking out for the best possible employees.


Role and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Group Financial Controller, you will be responsible for assisting with the management of the delivery of the statutory year end accounts, monthly reporting and other external reporting within agreed timetables. Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to:

  • Planning & preparation of all annual subsidiary statutory accounts to agreed deadlines
  • Supporting the preparation of the Group annual report and financial statements, including assisting the coordination of senior stakeholders to ensure documents are reviewed and feedback is incorporated and tracked
  • Day-to-day engagement management of the external audit, planning and timing of statutory accounts audit work and managing the interaction with the delivery of statutory reporting
  • Assisting with the preparation of the month end flash reporting, group consolidation and cashflow reporting, providing high level concise commentary and analysis of results
  • Providing support as required to the Management Accounting and FP&A teams on technical and any other reporting matters
  • Responsible for the collation of the monthly balance sheet reconciliations for purchase ledger, credit control and the non-trading group companies
  • Assisting with the planning and delivery of the Corporation tax year end process with the external tax team
  • Support with ad-hoc financial reporting developments / projects / M&A, as and when required
  • Management of Purchase Ledger team of 2


Skills and Experience Required:

  • Qualified Accountant – ACA / ACCA / CIMA
  • Experience within a similar Financial Reporting role for a Group or Practice
  • Previously been responsible for preparing statutory accounts for a large business or group
  • IFRS & FRS102 knowledge
  • Experience of preparing consolidations and cashflows
  • Previous experience of preparing financial accounts
  • Excellent time management skills with the capability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Great analytical eye for detail with excellent communication skills


Benefits Include:

  • ‘Your Flexibility’ – we give our staff the ability to choose the way in which they work, be that fully from home, in one of our network of UK offices or in an arrangement mixing the best of both
  • Industry leading career development
  • 23 days holiday per year, rising to a maximum of 28 days (excluding bank holidays)
  • Additional days off for your birthday and 100% attendance
  • The option to buy and sell holiday
  • Exclusive discounts and offers from hundreds of retailers with the UK’s leading benefits platform
  • Private medical insurance and dental insurance
  • Company pension scheme
  • Company car scheme
  • Wellbeing benefits including discounted gym membership, in-house mental health support, mindfulness resources and confidential support 24/7

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