Senior Accountant

Group 29



Stroke 1

Role Type


Group 7


London, UK

This can be a full time or part time (4 days a week) role with hybrid working

Will need to be in office at least 2 days per week but can be remote for the other 2 days depending on month end etc.

Our Client is a specialist global commodity Trading business

Based in the procurement and sales department, the role of Senior Accountant will oversee and supervise the accounting and reporting of the UK operations and will be focused around month and year end closings.

The role has dual reporting lines into the local business managers and to the Group Accounting Controller based in Switzerland. The role will generally be based out of the Kingston office with a part remote allowance available (due to the nature of the role, flexibility on days/hours around the month end period is key).

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the month end and year end closings for both of our UK operations
  • Generation and validation of Group management accounts
  • Partner with local management in preparing annual budgets and forecasts
  • Manage expenses, payroll, the UK VAT return
  • Monthly review of inventories and reconciliation
  • Monthly reporting to the ultimate parent, via Cognos
  • Reconciliation of intercompany accounts
  • Chief liaison with UK external auditors
  • Liaison with auditors in Singapore and Dubai for local filing requirements
  • Maintenance of the internal control system
  • Collaboration to ad hoc projects and analysis
  • Coaching of 2 Accountants

Skills & Experience

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA)
  • Previous related experience within Accounts in an international environment
  • Knowledge of commodities/trading companies is an advantage
  • Rigorous, with strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good communication skills and strong sense of responsibility
  • Ability to work independently
  • Proactive, dynamic and the ability to multi-task
  • Experience with SAP BYD would be a strong advantage
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel


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