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Financial Accountant – 12 Month MAT Cover

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Job Role:                                  Financial Accountant  – 12 month MAT Cover                          

Division/Department:              Group/Finance            

Location:                                  Dartford                                                                                  

Reports to:                               Financial Controller                                        

About Europa Worldwide Group:

Europa Worldwide Group is an ambitious independent logistics operator specialising in Road freight, Air & Sea freight and Warehousing.

We provide market leading products and services to leading international and UK businesses who have chosen Europa because of its commitment to providing best in class services.

We have featured in the prestigious Sunday Times Top Track 250 three times and employ over 1,300 staff globally. The company’s turnover of £260 million in 2021 is expecting to increase to £300 million in 2022.

Position Summary:

This role is responsible for monthly and quarterly reporting, reconciliations, assisting with all external auditing, Europa accounts management and supporting the Financial Accounts Assistants.

This is where you come in:

The Financial Accountant producing internal and external accounts accurate and complete information is supplied to the internal and external Stakeholders or the organisation.

Our Ideal Person:

  • A minimum of 2-year experience in accounting- working on reconciliation, external audits and board reports.
  • ACA or ACCA qualified
  • Strong communication skills
  • Has an eye for attention to detail.
  • An ability to work on own initiative.
  • A team player, capable of building strong internal and external relationships.
  • Driven to succeed in the workplace and keen to learn.

In this role, you will:

  • Responsible for the preparation of Monthly internal entity reporting for review by the Boards of Directors.
  • Prepare and review the balance sheet reconciliations to ensure that reported figures match with all third-party support to ensure accounts are complete and accurate.
  • Responsible for the preparation of quarterly VAT returns, extracting the information from Leonardo and filing the return with HRMC, ensuring all payments or refunds are dealt with accordingly.
  • Assist in all aspects of the external audit, directing the auditor to the right areas of the business to ensure queries are dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible.
  • Preparation of Europa statutory accounts, extracting information from Leonardo for review within the annual audit
  • Assist the Financial Accounts Assistant and other members of the Finance team with technical support as and when required to support the overall efficient running of the Finance team.
  • Assist with any additional Finance projects as and when required and directed by the organisation
  • Ensure you comply and follow our company values, which we refer to as ‘Our Approach to Business’!

What you can expect from us:

  • Excellent starting salary, plus- company laptop, tablet and iphone
  • 25 days holidays + bank holidays
  • Maternity & Adoption pay (13 weeks full pay, 13 weeks half pay, and 13 weeks of statutory pay)
  • Paternity – 2 weeks full pay
  • Bereavement leave
  • Pension (5% employer and 3% employee)
  • Death in Service – life cover – 2 x salary
  • A fantastic working culture which promotes excellent work/life balance.
  • The opportunity to develop, progress and work within a global organisation which is rapidly growing.
  • Europa benefits scheme (on successful completion of probation period)
  • Working closely with a team of talented individuals with a great work ethic who also love to have fun!
  • Contributory company pension scheme
  • Canteen facilities
  • Company events
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