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Financial Accountant

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Job Introduction

As a Financial Accountant at Sodexo in Salford, you are more than just a number cruncher; you are a key player in ensuring financial accuracy and integrity. In this role, you will support our team in meeting essential reporting deadlines and maintaining compliance, contributing significantly to the overall success of our operations in the UK and Ireland. Join Sodexo and become part of a community that values purposeful work and personal growth. Here, your efforts directly enhance our financial prowess and organizational strength.
In this dynamic position, you will navigate complex financial landscapes, tackling challenges head-on while working with diverse teams. This role not only offers the chance to refine your technical skills through hands-on experience with IFRS and UK GAAP but also places you at the heart of strategic financial processes that impact on a global scale. You'll engage with a broad network of professional contacts, manage substantial projects, and play a pivotal role in our financial narrative.

What you’ll do:
  • Ensure accurate and timely monthly P&L, balance sheet, and cash-flow statements in HFM, including the closure of SAP subledgers.
  • Enhance HFM reporting quality and drive efficiencies in the monthly controlling process.
  • Coordinate and ensure compliance of accounting information to improve reporting processes.
  • Manage statutory accounting and external audits for approximately 100 legal entities.
  • Align SAP and group reporting with statutory requirements, ensuring audit transparency.
  • Provide expert advice on technical accounting matters, supporting the adoption of new accounting standards.
  • Support significant projects such as the reduction of legal entity numbers and expedite the group reporting schedule.
What you bring:
  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with at least 3 years’ experience in a finance role.
  • Proficient in IFRS reporting and UK GAAP with current technical knowledge.
  • Proactive and resilient, with a strong inclination to identify and solve issues.
  • Ability to challenge and improve existing financial processes.
  • Capable of working effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills, able to engage with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Flexible approach, comfortable in a changing environment.
  • Experience with SAP and HFM.
  • Familiarity with Caseware Working Papers and external audit processes.

What we offer: 

Circa £55,000 DOE

Working with Sodexo is more than a job; it’s a chance to be part of something greater. You’ll belong in a company and team that values you for you; you’ll act with purpose and have an impact through your everyday actions; and you’ll be able to thrive in your own way. In addition, we offer:
  • Flexible and dynamic work environment
  • Competitive compensation
  • Access to ongoing training and development programs
  • Countless opportunities to grow within the company

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