Senior Associate – London
flinder is an international and multiple award-winning accounting, consulting and data analytics business. We are finance function experts and specialise in the areas of data, technology and insight.
We developed a hybrid category between traditional accountancy firms and in-house finance teams. We bring the technical skills, range of experience levels and best-practice of an accounting and consulting firm but the intimacy, knowledge, business partnering and strategy focus of an in-house finance team.
We work with fast-growth, equity-backed businesses predominantly in London. We also work with businesses all over the world; from the UK to Australia and the US on consulting and data analytics projects.
We’re looking for exceptional candidates to join our mission.
As part of our client facing finance team, you will be responsible for delivering our services to a portfolio of diverse clients predominantly in the London and South East region. With technical accounting experience, you will be close to the detail and instrumental to ensuring all client deliverables are accurate and timely, including management accounts, annual financial statements and technical accounting questions. You will be responsible for providing a premium client service that is absolutely second to none. Just like your clients, you will also be an instrumental part of a new and growing business.
Duties & responsibilities
You will have responsibility for:
• Managing your own portfolio reporting to managers
• Completing period end close procedures on behalf of clients (or supporting flinder team members in the process)
• Reviewing close activities e.g. reconciliations, vat returns, prepayments/accruals & journals
• Preparing and/or reviewing the monthly/quarterly accounts and ad hoc management information
• Investigating and drafting technical accounting papers for complex or judgmental areas
• Writing or reviewing management commentaries and providing insight to your portfolio of clients
• Performing ad hoc work which may include developing or tracking actual to budget
• Finance system design & build and working with data structures
• Improving processes for new clients to best in practice, leveraging technology where possible and streamlining them
• Supporting the design of rich bespoke client management information
• Developing client process manuals
• Liaising with the client and developing strong working relationships
Experience & requirements
To be considered for the role you must have:
• Part-qualified ACCA or ACA or recently qualified
• At least 3 – 4 years of relevant experience in a small to mid sized practice
• Good experience and working knowledge of bookkeeping, management accounts, consolidations and finance processes
• Experience with the Companies Act requirements and UK GAAP
• An enjoyment of working for different clients whilst understanding and meeting their individual needs
• Experience in coaching junior members of the team
• Experience in managing smaller, less complex clients
• Good project management and multi-tasking skills
• Strong computer, data and process skills
• Experience with cloud accounting systems (e.g. Xero, QuickBooks, Sage One/Live)
• Excellent attention to detail and time management skills
• The ability to proactively question everything to improve quality and processes
• £32,000 – £37,000 (experience dependent)
• Discretionary performance related bonus (expectation 5 – 10%)
• Pension contributions
• Unlimited holidays
• Study package (tuition, study days, first-time pass bonuses) for professional qualification
• Fully paid strategy week each year
• Employee perks provided through PerkBox
• Flexible working
• Laptop available for business and personal use
• Mobile phone or BYOD allowance
You will predominantly be based in London and travel to client sites will be required. From time to time you may work from home depending on business and client needs.