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Company: JCDecaux

Job Title: Financial Accountant

Location: Paddington

Salary: Competative

Hours: Full Time 

Contract: Fixed term 18 months

Description:As the financial accountant you will be responsible for the end-to-end reporting requirements for the divisions owned.  You will also play an important role in transformational projects; SAP implementation and Power BI transition.



What you'll be doing...


  • Preparation of monthly financial accounts, variance reporting and supplementary analysis for internal reporting to the UK Board, and to Group according to published timetable.
  • Revenues
    • Flash – forecast for the month and full-year to Group
    • Month End – final reconciliation and preparation of Revenue figures, including Media, Production, Installation, and accrual
  • Rents & rates: update schedule for fixed and variable rents and rates.  Reconcile P&L and B/S to Estates report; proactively review variances with Estates Department
  • Carry out Gross Margin review on all non-Media revenue streams and explain variances
  • Ensure compliance with Group’s accounting policies and procedures, and update / improve our internal procedures to comply with on-going changes and developments
  • Fixed asset management – monthly additions, disposals, depreciation; and reconciliation among Sage (ERP), Asset 4000, and operational system records
  • Ensure ONS reports are completed and submitted on a timely basis
  • Assist centralised processes (dismantling provision, vehicle leasing, merlin revenue reconciliation) as and when assigned by manager.


Balance Sheet

  • Own all balance sheet reconciliation under the managed divisions; ensure regular reviews are taking place with Senior Finance Manager to identify risks and opportunities
  • Responsible for the coordination of the reconciliation of all payroll related accounts across all divisions; including the investigation of outstanding reconciling items
  • Produce monthly reconciliation for VAT inputs, outputs and the control account


Statutory Audit, Half Year and Year End Reporting

  • Be the main point of contact for the divisions responsible for; ensure all audit deliverables are met
  • ·Liaise with Auditors to assist in half-year, interim and year-end audit
  • Assist Senior Finance Manager in preparation of additional reporting schedules for Group reporting SAP and Power BI
  • Support ERP transition from Sage to SAP, participate in SAP workshops and assist user acceptance testing.
  • Support transition from Hyperion to Power BI, including understanding how to build and use Power BI to automate / simplify data analysis and visualization.

Ad hoc

  • Assist with ad hoc requests and analysis as assigned by Senior management in Finance.
  • Depending on the needs of the business, holder of this role could be moved among divisions.
  • Carry out project work for the improvement of processes & procedures, which may result in automation and SAGE enhancements
  • Support & cover other Financial Accountants when necessary

A little bit about you...

  • Solid financial reporting experience
  • Good communication skills - ability to discuss problems with line manager to work out optimal solutions, and to communicate effectively with key internal contacts at all levels 
  • Team player with a willing attitude to deliver high quality work products
  • Be able to work under pressure and prioritise own workload
  • Growth – wanting to learn more, to expand current role after mastering initial responsibilities
  • Flexible approach to working hours to ensure strict deadlines are met
  • Demonstrate initiative in resolving issues
  • PC literate for various software packages: SAGE – UK accounts system; Merlin – Sales booking system; Power BI – Reporting and Data visualization tool; Hyperion – used for management accounts review and reporting and SAPHIR – HQ reporting system
  • Proficient in MS Office with Excel to an intermediate standard (v-look ups, pivot tables, etc).



  • ACA or ACCA qualified
  • Graduate with preferably Maths / Business Studies degree or equivalent