Financial Accountant - Part-time 2 days/wk

London, Mayfair
£150 - £200 per day dependant on experience
12 Jan 2017
12 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Freelance/self employed

Financial Accountant - Part-time 2 days/wk

GENEU Limited is looking to recruit a commercially astute financial accountant to manage the monthly and annual accounting processes.   GENEU is a small start-up company that offers DNA matched personalised skincare through a unique DNA based test. 

The job will involve the production of timely and accurate management and financial accounts, periodic financial planning and forecasting, and running the monthly payroll. You will work closely with the CEO and the management team.

Ideally you will be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) and have at least three years of practical financial experience. Experience of working within a FMCG retail environment would be an advantage.  You will need to have relevant hands on working knowledge experience of the Sage50, be IT literate and have detailed working knowledge of Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

Job Title: Financial Accountant

The key responsibilities include:

Purchase (and sales) ledgers

  • The entry of supplier invoices and credit notes
  • Preparation of weekly BACS and other payment batches
  • Dealing with supplier queries
  • Entry of sales invoices and reconciling cash receipts
  • Credit control (if required)
  • Reconciliation of purchase and sales ledgers

Cash book

  • Cash management to ensure cash is effectively used and suppliers paid on a timely, but efficient basis.
  • Reconciliation of bank statements, credit card and petty cash
  • Operating petty cash and entry of vouchers on to ledger
  • Recording receipts and payments


  • Process monthly payroll using IRIS payroll package for employees
  • Preparation of employees pay in HSBCnet
  • Reporting monthly PAYE and National Insurance to HMRC and timely payment

Month end accounting

  • Monthly accounting close ensuring timelines, accuracy, completeness and compliance.
  • Posting depreciation, stock accounting, prepayments and accruals
  • Generate monthly financial; segments, including BIS, P&L, cash flow statement, monthly cash flow management.

Year end accounting

  • Preparation of annual statutory accounts for GENEU and other sister companies
  • Timely reporting to Companies House
  • Preparation of annual budgets for approval of management and key investor

VAT and Tax

  • Preparation of quarterly VAT return, reporting to HMRC and payment (as necessary)
  • Preparation of annual Corporation Tax return and payment (as necessary)


  • Preparation of annual budget.

Other duties

  • Reviewing and improving systems and work processes used
  • Other duties as required by CEO and management

Personal specifications

  • Flexibility to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail whilst working under pressure.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both within the organisation and with customers, suppliers, and investors, both written and verbal
  • Excellent attention to detail, planning and organisational skills
  • Honest and reliability
  • Confident attitude and able to use initiative
  • Needs to have experience using, SAGE, Xero and IRIS payroll.

Salary and hours

  • This role is 2 full days a week initially.
  • £150 - £200 per day dependent on experience.

To apply please submit your CV and cover letter detailing your suitability for this role, via the below method.