Financial Control Accountant

Sage - Newcastle, Province of KwaZulu-Natal

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Financial Control Accountant
Job Title Financial Control Accountant
Advert Sage is a global company with a local heart. The market leader for cloud-based accounting, financials, enterprise management, people, and payroll software, we empower the world’s business heroes—from single-person startups to large enterprises. Our people are passionate and positive. We inspire our colleagues to serve business builders everywhere and champion their success. As a FTSE 100 company with 14,000 colleagues across 24 countries, we do business the right way, while giving back to our local communities through the Sage Foundation. Sage is passionate about building a culture where our colleagues feel they can bring their whole selves to work. Where people know they’ll be judged on their performance and behaviours - not their identity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Job Description The purpose of this role is to lead, support and provide analysis for strategic projects (including preparation of company statutory financial statements) or initiatives within Financial Accounting, Reporting and Controls.
Key Responsibilities Key accountabilities and decision ownership:
• Key project lead for the preparation and project management of company financial statements to ensure prepared, audited and filed with Companies House on time
• Undertaking financial analysis (e.g. scenario modelling); identifying key insights; and presenting findings into digestible format such as short written papers
• Supporting with the preparation of board papers and other similar documents for senior audiences
• Collaborating with the Tax and Treasury as required to ensure that accounting and control practices are coordinated with the Tax and Treasury strategy
• Supporting the building, maintaining and enhancing of a globally consistent set of financial controls
• Supporting the preparation and analysis of the financial statements and related notes for external reporting at the interim and year end including the Annual Report & Accounts
• Participating in wider finance projects in Commercial Finance, Treasury, M&A as required.
• Assistance with month end reporting.

Skills, know-how and experience:
Must have:
• Up to 2 years PQE
• Demonstrate strong accounting skills and technical knowledge on financial reporting matters
• Outstanding analytical and financial interpretation skills
• Ability to work under tight deadlines, managing multiple stakeholders whilst retaining attention to detail
• Adaptable working style, ability to think creatively, highly driven and self-motivated
• Ability to thrive in ambiguity, ask incisive questions and take a structured approach to problem-solving
• Strong networking and interpersonal skills
• Prior experience in preparation of company financial statements a plus

• Advanced user of excel, with excellent skills in financial modelling
• Experience within large corporate organisations
• Prior experience working in a professional services firm

Technical / professional qualifications:
• Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA)

Key performance indicators:
• Smooth delivery of company statutory financial statements
• Smooth delivery of strategic projects and initiatives
• Globally consistent set of financial controls

Key stakeholders:
Tax and Treasury
Technical Accounting
Commercial Finance
Regional finance teams
Group finance
Function Finance
Country United Kingdom
Office Location Newcastle
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Min education
Secondary school
Required experience
2 Years
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