Financial Accountant

Job Description:

Financial Accountant – London

Where is it based?

London

  • Do you want to work for a market leader in a busy but rewarding environment?
  • Do you want to be the go to person for senior management?
  • Do you feel you can bring all the below experience in a friendly and professional manner?

If so, this key position may be just what you are looking for.

Who is my manager?

Financial Controller

Who are we?

Dow Jones provides news and business information to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. It has produced unrivalled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest newsgathering operations with nearly 2,000 journalists in more than 75 bureaus globally. Its leading publications and products include the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.

What is the role?

An excellent opportunity has arisen at for a newly/recently Qualified ACA, ACCA,CIMA accountant to Join Dow Jones, an international media company with publications such as the Wall Street Journal and eFinancial News. The role reports directly into the EMEA Financial Controller and will be responsible for the general ledger and accounting of various EMEA Companies within the Dow Jones Group.

Responsible for a number of business units, the Financial Accountant will work closely with the Financial Controller ensuring that the accounting records for the various entities under their control are complete, accurate and prepared in accordance with the relevant accounting standards.

You will perform necessary month end tasks, ensure balance sheet reconciliations are kept up to date and perform the year end close and the statutory audit process.

What is my personal contribution?

  • Perform the necessary month end checks and balances to ensure that the figures are recorded accurately and are complete.
  • Prepare reconciliations for all balance sheet accounts under your responsibility in a timely manner.
  • Interrogate the ledgers and clean up any historic issues in the areas under your control.
  • Assist with the audit and preparation of annual statutory accounts and ensure they are filed within the required timelines.
  • Partner with tax team to ensure appropriate returns are filed in a timely fashion.
  • Work closely with the US Billing and GL teams to ensure that all entries from the different sub-ledgers are accurately recorded into the Peoplesoft GL.
  • Assist with project work as and when it arises.

What do you need from me?

Essential

  • ACA/ACCA finalist or qualified
  • Experience with the preparation and audit of financial statements.
  • Experience with a multinational organisation dealing with multiple currency transactions, keeping management and statutory books.
  • Exposure to month end and year end close process in a commercial environment.
  • Good working knowledge of excel. E.g must be able to use vlookup, pivots, sumif etc and know when to use them.
  • Proactive flexible attitude with a track record of implementing positive change.
  • Excellent time management, communication and co-ordination skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and get things done in a timely manner
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written
  • An eye for detail resulting in the necessary accuracy

Desirable

  • Some experience of US Gaap and/or IFRS
  • Media environment experience
  • Working knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials and nVision.

In return, we offer a professional, progressive and multicultural environment for you to grow both personally as well as a wide range of benefits offered by a global company.

How do I apply?

If you feel that this exciting and fast paced position matches your skills, experience and motivation then please apply here or via your manager.

What we offer?

In return, we offer a professional, progressive and multicultural environment for you to grow both personally as well as a wide range of benefits offered by a global company.

Please note only candidates requested for interview will be contacted.

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Company Overview:

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.

Requisition ID 2016-29064

Job Locations GBR – LONDON

Job Function Finance

Business Area FINANCE

Job Area1 People, Legal, Finance

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