Financial Accountant – Full Time – Cambridge

  • Contract, Temporary
  • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Address Region: Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: £50000 - £60000/annum Plus Benefits


Job Reference: J(phone number removed)

Job Title: Financial Accountant 6 Month Contract (Rolling monthly)

Location: Cambridge

My Client is looking for a proactive and self-motivated qualified accountant with proven data cleanse, balance sheet reconciliation and best practice control framework experience and wider knowledge of general finance processes to join its Central Finance Team for a six month period.

The role will be responsible for trouble shooting on reconciliation processes, supporting data cleanse activities as the team move forward on IFS implementation. Looking to bring reconciliations up to best practice standard, train and mentor others on enhanced processes, whilst investigating and resolving any remaining data issues so as data migrates to new system it do so in fully controlled manner.

The individual will need to have strong analytical skills, technical accounting background and be confident and proactive in appropriately challenging data processes and being able to work closely with across wider finance teams and other teams such as IT, IFS team and Supply chain to fix issues, train relevant people to run revised processes and remove obstacles to support streamlining of BAU processes. This individual will also require strong communication and team co-ordination skills, in order to drive forward resolution, by bringing together and working closely with the BU finance teams to ensure consistency of approach.

Individual should be skilled in helping others develop detailed knowledge on best reconciliation practice in a controlled manner


* Be able to troubleshoot finance issues and propose solutions, working closely with finance teams, whilst also engaging direct with key stakeholders

* To analyse and collaboratively resolve financial data issues as they occur

* With support of the Reporting and Control Manager and Continuous Improvement Manager prioritise time effectively and proactively on key areas of concern

* To provide training to others across the team, to install best practice on reconciliation processes

* Support and drive forward data cleanse activity to ensure transition to IFS has high quality data input


* Document processes and ensure training of changes to support upskilling of finance department on best practice

* Data cleanse balance sheet in conjunction with Finance team and managers for clean data migration

* Trouble shoot on issues as required


* Qualified accountant (ACCA, ACA, CIMA etc.)

* Strong Finance audit and month end reconciliation processes backgrounds

* General finance systems knowledge and high level of excel capability


* Proven experience in being part of large finance team and experience of data cleanse/migration activities for new system implementation

* Excellent analytical and reconciliation abilities

* Strong communication skills – both verbal and written – and the ability to tailor this to the appropriate audience

* The ability to selfmanage and prioritise projects through to resolution, whilst maintaining high quality deliverables

* The ability to resolve complex problems autonomously

* Being a strong team player, to help support both the central finance teams whilst understand the impact on other Business units

* Ability to develop relationships quickly and effectively

* Being positive, proactive and be willing to challenge current ways of working to consistently drive best practice and most effective solution

Salary: £50000 – £60000/annum Plus Benefits

Job Type: Contract, Temporary

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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