Senior Analyst, Financial Accounting

Job Type Finance
Region South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
07
Closing Date 23/10/2018
Vacancy Type
Secondment - 12 Months
Salary £45,500 - £63,000
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week
Monday to Friday
09:00 - 17:30

This is a 12 month secondment/FTC opportunity to cover maternity leave.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Financial Accounting team is part of the Partnership Finance team. It supports the financial reporting of John Lewis Partnership, working closely with Finance Operations, Finance Business Partners and the Centre for Planning, Reporting and Analysis, as well as other specialist teams.

This team of eight oversees accounting for complex and judgmental accounting areas as well as consolidated and company-only statutory accounts (half year, year end, consolidation, reporting to the Audit and Risk Committee). Additional involvement in projects, new accounting standards, controls and ad hoc pieces of work.

Job Requirements

You will already have proven experience working in a financial based role as a qualified accountant ideally with an audit background.

Key responsibilities of the role include:
- Service Delivery, Relationship Management & Partnership Mindset
- Delivering Change & Continuous Improvement
- Ensuring Compliance

Role Location: Bracknell based with some travel to other locations required. For example, this may include a need to be co-located with the External Financial Reporting & Policy team based in London e,g, for a continuous period of time (i.e. up to six weeks) at year end or half year.

Requires flexibility to work across different areas to gain a cycle of experience and meet varying business demand including month end/year end peaks.

There are year end and half year end peaks in February, March, April, August and September which require longer working hours.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

- Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) with some post qualification experience
- Detailed working knowledge and experience of accounting
- Well-developed written & verbal communication skills
- Experience in stakeholder management and stakeholder delivery

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

- External financial reporting and statutory accounts
- Experience of Oracle financial systems and Hyperion
- Retail sector experience
- Substantial experience of IFRS accounting standards, principles and policies
- Continuous improvement experience

Please consider the following when making your application:
- Print off the job description now if you require it, as you may not be able to access this once the vacancy has closed.
-We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early.

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