Project Accountant – 3-6 Month FTC – Pharmaceutical Wholesaler

Zachary Daniels are delighted to have been retained to support a good client of ours in the appointment of a Project Accountant on an initial 6 month contract which may well revert into a permanent position. Working remotely initially this role will eventually work from their offices in Somerset and therefore being located within reasonable commuting distance is a necessity.

The Project Management Accountant is part of the team responsible for delivering month end accounts, maintaining general ledgers and supporting the year end process and audit.

The role will have a primary focus on the Buying Group companies and will take responsibility for the monthly reporting, processing of the Sales, Rebates and Operating costs, liaising with the Purchase ledger team on suppliers and reconciling the accounts to the monthly control sheet, together with the integration of the Buying Groups into the central Finance function.

Buying Groups:

Assist in the merger of the two Buying Group companies into a single entity
Assist in the transfer of Buying Group financial information from SAGE on to SAP
Integral to centralisation of Buying Group financial control to the offices finance function
Process all Sales, Rebates and Operating costs onto SAGE ensuring costs are in line with expectations and raising queries back to the Buying Group Administrators where required.
Work closely with the Purchase Ledger team, chasing non receipt of invoices and completing regular payment runs and Direct Debit pulls for all Buying Group Suppliers.
Preparation of month end management accounts. Posting of month end Journals Including accruals and prepayments to ensure the accounts reconcile to the Control Sheet and are reported for Group Consolidation in a timely manner for the Group month end.
Maintain the Intercompany Schedule and Balance Sheet Reconciliations
Streamlining/creation of processes and transfer in to BAU
Resolving queries generated during the normal course of business and during the year-end audit

Other General Ledger Tasks:

Involvement in general month end tasks on other companies as needed
Monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations


Follow all appropriate Sarbanes Oxley Procedures
Pro-actively identify process improvements and work with the necessary teams to implement these process improvements

To undertake other General Ledger or broader Finance team tasks as can be reasonably expected to be performed including, but not limited to:

Finance projects / initiatives
Assistance to the Finance Director, Financial Controller or Senior Leadership team

Functional Competencies:
Broad experience of Financial and Management accounting (inc. incomplete accounts)
Good communication and presentation skills
A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
Good organisational skills and an ability to work to deadlines
Be able to use initiative and take responsibility
Trustworthiness and respect for confidentiality
Good change management skills
Good IT skills – Microsoft Excel, familiarity with SAP advantageous
Accounting qualification essential – ACA, ACCA or CIMA.
Use of SAP, SAGE or similar Accounting Software