Senior Financial Accountant - Financial Reporting & Treasury

Abingdon, GB, OX14 3YP


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Job Purpose

We are seeking a talented Financial Accountant to provide support in preparing the consolidated Group accounts for publishing (both internal and external) and be a main point of contact for the Group’s auditors during the audits. The position will also be one of the main administrators for the Group’s Banking systems and Treasury policies. In this role you will report to and work closely with the Group Reporting and Treasury Director.


Main Duties

Financial Reporting and Accounting duties:

  • Maintain the Groups consolidation system (BPC) and perform basic consolidations including consolidation entries
  • Ensuring accurate and complete exchange rates are maintained in SAP and BPC
  • Account for the Group’s internal and external debt including loan fees
  • Assist in accounting for new entities created on the Thoma Bravo acquisition
  • Preparing annual report and accounts for the new entities
  • Maintaining Group IFRS 16 schedules
  • Assist with company share schemes
  • Book pro-forma adjustments
  • Reconcile Deferred Revenue
  • Accounting for deferred taxes on Group intangibles and deferred revenues
  • Reporting on Group Fixed assets in reporting currency (USD)
  • Accounting for Group Intangibles including amortisation
  • Accounting for the Share Capital and reserves
  • Supporting colleagues using BPC to generate Group reports e.g. Group cash reporting and tax reporting


Treasury activities:

  • Main administrator of the Groups key banking systems (HSBC, Barclays) including setting up new users and maintain signature limits in accordance with mandates
  • Serve as first point of contact between internal users and the Banks and their relationship managers
  • Liaise with the legal department in respect of Board minutes and Mandates
  • Responsibility for the maintenance of the Group’s Treasury policy
  • Respond to KYC (know-your-customer) requests from the Banks, including gathering proof of identity and address of senior management
  • Opening accounts with new and existing Banks
  • Member of the legal entities working group which is responsible for the creation of new Group entities worldwide


Skills & Experience

For this position we are seeking a Financial Accountant with the following experience:


  • A good grasp of basic accounting entries (debits and credits)
  • Large company ERP system exposure, SAP preferred
  • Basic consolidations
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels
  • The ability to work to deadlines whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good MS Office skills, particularly Excel to intermediary level (pivot tables and Lookups)
  • An interest in or experience of Treasury activities – full training will be provided
  • ACA or ACCA qualified


Please express your interest today or contact a member of the Sophos Talent team with any questions!


Equal Opportunities

Sophos is committed to equality opportunity in all areas of its work. All qualified applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

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