UK Statutory Reporting Financial Accountant - FTC

Remote - Global
Full time
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PA Consulting
Consulting & professional services
1,001-5,000 employees
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Company Description

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists.

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

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Job Description

This is a 3 month Fixed Term Contract with an immediate start

We are seeking a skilled and detail-oriented Temporary Financial Accountant to assist with the preparation of financial statements in accordance with FRS 102. This role will be temporary, with a specific duration based on business needs.

Current working pattern for the team is 3 days remote with Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the office.

Core elements of the role

  • Financial Statement Preparation: Prepare and review financial statements using IRIS Accounts Production, ensuring compliance with FRS 102 guidelines.

  • Adjustments and Reconciliations: Prepare an extended trial balance for each set of financial statements to reconcile between the financial statements and GL data.

  • Disclosure Notes: Draft disclosure notes related to accounting policies, significant accounting estimates, and other relevant information.

  • Commentary: Prepare commentary for the directors on key movements in financial statements

  • Collaboration: Work closely with other finance team members and stakeholders to ensure accurate and timely reporting.

  • Ad Hoc Tasks: Assist with other finance-related tasks as needed during the temporary assignment.


Qualifications and experience

  • Accounting Qualification: A recognised accounting qualification (e.g., ACCA, ACA, CIMA) or part qualification is preferred.

  • Experience: Prior experience in financial statement preparation under FRS 102.

  • Attention to Detail: Strong analytical skills and meticulous attention to detail.

  • Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Adaptability: Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities.

  • Software Proficiency: Familiarity with IRIS Accounts production is desirable.

Additional Information

Life at PA

Life At PA encompasses our peoples' experience at PA. It's about how we enrich peoples’ working lives by giving them access to unique people and growth opportunities and purpose led meaningful work.

We believe diversity fuels ingenuity. Diversity of thought brings exciting perspectives; diversity of experience brings a wealth of knowledge, and diversity of skills brings the tools we need. When we bring people together with diverse backgrounds, identities, and minds, embracing that difference through an inclusive culture where our people thrive; we unleash the power of diversity – bringing ingenuity to life.

Find out more about Life at PA here.

We are dedicated to supporting the physical, emotional, social and financial well-being of our people. Check out some of our extensive benefits:

  • Health and lifestyle perks accompanying private healthcare for you and your family
  • 25 days annual leave (plus a bonus half day on Christmas Eve) with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Generous company pension scheme
  • Opportunity to get involved with community and charity-based initiatives
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • PA share ownership
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)

We recruit, retain, reward and develop our people based solely on their abilities and contributions and without reference to their age, background, disability, genetic information, parental or family status, religion or belief, race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (or expression), political belief veteran status, or other by any other range of human difference brought about by identity and experience. We are on a journey towards ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels and that our firm is representative of the world around us. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

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