Accountant - Global Technology Company

Job Title: Accountant - Global Technology Company
Job Reference: TL/HQ00057064

Location: Oxford
Job Type: Permanent

Salary:
£45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: + Bonus + Benefits
Sector: Accountancy

Posted 6 days ago

Accountant - Global Technology Company, Up to £50,000 + Bonus + Benefits, ASAP Start, 12 Month Fixed Term Contract (Covering Maternity Leave)

Overview of the Accountant: 

Working for a global technology company in Oxford we are looking for an Accountant to cover a 12 month fixed term contract which is covering a maternity leave.  This company is one that sells itself, the offices, culture and people are fantastic so from an environment and culture perspective its one of the best we know.   

Ideally you will have gained Accountant experience and be available to start work in July, the ideal candidate will also need strong excel skills and it would be a distinct advantage if you have experience on international accounts. 

The role is Oxford based and will report directly to the Senior Finance Manager, but will also involve developing close working relationships with other parts of the business.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a busy and fast paced finance department, in a high volume transactional role, as well as strong core accounting skills in US GAAP/IFRS. Key skills will include good organisational and time management, strong analytical skills with an attention to detail, cross-functional team working and an ability to quickly gain an in-depth understanding of new accounting and cash management systems. A working knowledge of accounting principles is essential along with an excellent knowledge of Excel.

Responsibilities:

This position will have responsibility for supporting all parts of our clients accounting function, this  includes leading on intercompany and month-end accounting for a subset of legal entities.

Monthly tasks involve bank reconciliations, managing the accounting of trade payables, accruals, subscription & pay-per-lead revenue accounting, and supporting the Senior Manager close reporting.   

Other tasks including, but not limited to, balance sheet reconciliations, month-end variance analysis , analysis of the accounting flows behind bookings & deep-dive analysis of broader trends, quarterly reporting tasks, foreign exchange analysis, indirect tax exposure, liaising with external auditors, and preparation of statutory accounts.

Assisting in the preparation of month-end accounts to include posting of journal entries across REX entities extending, but not limited to, revenue, prepayments, accruals, ad hoc bank transactions, transfer pricing and foreign exchange.

Ideal Background:

Ideally you will have gained Accountant experience within a sizeable company, be available to start work in July as well as having strong excel skills

It would be a distinct advantage if you have experience on international accounts. 



 


Trevor  Lee

Introducing...

Trevor Lee

Managing Director

In 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial and now nearly 15 years later the business has thankfully gone from strength to strength. Having now been in the mad world of recruitment for nearly 25 years, I've seen a massive amount of change in that time (in my early days we used to fax CV's off to a client and if you were looking for work you use to photocopy your CV and even hand-deliver it into the agency, there was no internet in the early days!!) 

The foundation of our success has always been to build the greatest relationships with both our clients and candidates, we are always super honest and try to leave the greatest impression with everyone you connect with. 

My father taught me that life is very much what you put in, put a little in and you get a little out, put a lot in, and of course, you get a lot out. This is a rule I firmly believe in and has served me well over the years. 

What can I tell you about me? Well, I have been married for nearly 25 years (my wife is extremely lucky or completely mad) and we have a beautiful son Toron who is 15 now. I also cannot function properly without a triple shot skinny wet latte first thing in the morning. If you ever catch me before this time then I apologise in advance! I go to the gym every day and I've probably been on a diet since I was born so I am very body and image-conscious. 

I am also a glass half full type so love listening to Tony Robbins motivational podcasts to give me that extra kick. I support West Ham United so I definitely need something positive as I don't get it from the team I support. I also love the good old US of A (California). I think my music taste is great (it's very eclectic) however the team in the office are always moaning about my playlists (it's them that have no taste).

Why recruitment? Well, I love people, I genuinely love to understand how people tick, and after 25 years I know I'm damn good at what we do. In this job, every day is different and I'm humbled and grateful that I have met some amazing people over the 20+ years, plus it's always lovely to change peoples lives for the better so to play a part in their journey of life is something I am truly grateful for. 

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Whatever the outcome is; a deal as planned, a delayed deal or even a no deal then we do foresee the market to the cautious throughout 2019. Obviously the sooner the decision is made then the more likely it will be that we will see stability in our industry and the overall market conditions of the UK bringing confidence back in and normality taking hold.

 

As most of our clients tend to sit within either; Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services we definitely haven’t seen any change with new opportunities, however the market is all around confident and if confidence is high then opportunity will flow.

 

If you are looking for exceptional staff or your next career move then contact us on 01932 230868 or commercial@jenrick.co.uk

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