Financial Accountant (Qualified)

Financial Accountant (Qualified)

Location: Home / Remote Based. 1 day per week in Portsmouth Office

Duration: 6 Months

Rate: £250 per day LTD, or £190 per day PAYE (£50kpa equivalent)

Hours: 37 Per Week


Techniche are supporting a large corporate Engineering and Technology organisation with appointing a Qualified Financial Accountant on an interim basis for initially 6 months.

The role will be based fully remote (home based) during the current lockdown period. It will then remain a remote/home based role for the remainder of the contract, but with occasional office visits (once or twice a week to Portsmouth). Local candidates are preferred due to the ad hoc short notice nature of the office visits.

Experience required:

  • Qualified accountant, either: ACA, ACCA or ACMA
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge (including ideally IFRS and UK GAAP)
  • Ability to review, understand and manipulate data to present clear and concise financial messages for review
  • Ideally experience with Financial IT applications (SAP Preferred)
  • Experience of working in a large, corporate size organisation with various business units and a group reporting structure.


Main responsibilities:

  • Meeting with Budget Holders
  • Consolidating overheads
  • Variance analysis
  • Month-end financial transactions to ensure completeness and accuracy of financial reporting
  • Production and documentation of standardised process for allocating and journaling cost from various sources and invoices to contracts and support functions
  • Full balance sheet reconciliation and review (including fixed asset register maintenance) with aged balances cleared (e.g. remuneration related control accounts) and ongoing processes to maintain  balances documented
  • To document and manage detailed forecast models for the overhead support functions, updating for budget & forecast processes, including balance sheet assumptions, and ensuring the financial integrity of these models
  • To provide detailed variance analysis for monthly actuals movements, including variances against budget, forecast and monthly fluctuations, and understanding time sheet cost recording within the overhead support functions
  • Identification of opportunities for continuous improvement of the services provided ensuring engagement with individuals who can validate and progress those opportunities
  • Adherence to all reporting timetables for monthly actuals, budget and forecast submissions and ensuring compliance with Group Finance policies and procedures
  • Ownership of intercompany matching, ensuring agreement of all internal trading balances
  • Supporting the submission of monthly management reporting and other Sector and Group reporting requirements recognised in the Group accounting ledger 
  • Providing support to the Finance Director and Head of Finance for ad hoc analysis requests and responding to Sector and Group