Financial Accountant - Leading Travel Company

London (Greater)
Market related
21 Dec 2016
18 Jan 2017
Tony Yerasimou
Job function
Full Time
Contract Type

Financial Accountant

South West London

To £38,000 + Study Allowance, Bonus and benefits

My client, a leading well globally recognised travel company is seeking a Financial Accountant.

The successful candidate will provide financial and management accountancy support to the Financial Head of Finance, and deliver month-end management accounts.

The successful candidate must be CIMA or ACCA Part qualified with previous travel industry experience and knowledge of BSP.

Senior Management Accountant Duties include:

  • Produce month-end management accounts for the company

  • Produce other ad-hoc weekly/monthly financial reports as required

  • Develop efficient month-end processes and system improvements

  • Balance sheet reconciliations for trial balance review

  • Reconciliation between booking engine and Oracle

  • Performance review and P&L variance analysis

  • VAT returns

  • Travel Industry ATOL and ABTA returns

  • Weekly rolling cash flow forecast

  • KPI / Statistic reporting

  • Assist with preparation of audited financial statements and annual audit process

  • Preparation of annual budgets and monthly forecasts

  • Partner with other areas of the business to identify EBITDA enhancing opportunities

  • Any other duties as reasonably requested by the Company

Financial Management Accountant Skills & Experience:

  • Previous experience of working within the Travel industry

  • Part qualified management accountant looking to compete their studies within a large travel organisation. CIMA or ACCA (part-qualified)

  • Knowledge of BSP

  • Self-motivated and focused with the ability to work unsupervised and to tight deadlines

  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills

  • Strong ability to work within a team

  • Logical approach to problem solving

  • Continuous improvement mindset

  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills

  • Strong systems/processes background with excellent Excel skills – pivot tables and vlookups are essential

  • Oracle experience preferable

  • FX exposure preferable

Financial Accountant Duties include:

  • Base salary to £38,000 depending on experience

  • Study allowance and support

  • Bonus

  • Pension

  • Health Care

  • Holiday Discounts

  • 22 days holiday

To apply for the Financial Accountant role, please email your CV to or contact me on 0207 812 3820 for additional information

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