Management Accountant - French Speaking - Amazing benefits

Job Title: Management Accountant - French Speaking - Amazing benefits
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Central London
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000
Start Date: ASAP
REF: Management Accountant - French Speaking - Amazing benefits
Contact Name: Sean Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

Prestigious professional services company have a new and exciting requirement for a French speaking qualified accountant to join the finance department in the London office. The company are one of the most respected and sought after in their sector. They are renowned internationally for their expertise within their field and excellent company benefits - see below! Ideally you will have a strong record in handling French accountancy and tax matters.

Purpose of the Role

To assist the Head of Finance in the delivery of operational services, compliance work and management and financial reporting for the firm with specific responsibility for financial duties relating to our French business. The role holder will need experience in dealing with French accountancy and tax matters, ideally holding an appropriate qualification from a recognised French accountancy body.

Compliance Services

  • Providing support for the preparation and submission of all relevant statutory and regulatory accounts returns for our French business, both monthly returns such as TVA Returns, DES returns and annual returns e.g. CIT returns, CVAE returns and similar; handling any queries regarding the same

Project Services

  • Providing support for project work of a financial nature or having a financial aspect, in support of the firm's business in France or elsewhere

Financial and Management Reporting Services

  • To provide support for the Head of Finance, the finance team and stakeholders in the business in the preparation of management and budgetary information, including commentary, to required deadlines
  • To provide support in the preparation of the annual accounts for review by the Head of Finance and senior management
  • To provide support in the administration of partners’ remuneration or reporting matters
  • To provide support in the analysis of general ledger accounts for taxation purposes and to support internal review and handling of queries from budget holders or senior management
  • To provide support for general reconciliation work as required
  • To provide additional reporting services as required by senior management, partners or other staff members from time to time
  • Responding to specific queries from stakeholders to help them better understand their financial information

Other Duties

  • Keeping the Head of Finance fully informed of the current status of work and of any problems encountered, and to offer suggestions on how these might be resolved
  • Offering constructive suggestions for ways in which the firm’s finance services can be improved
  • Assisting the Head of Finance on all matters relating to the annual audit process
  • Assisting the Head of Finance and other key stakeholders in the firm on matters relating the administration and compliance aspects of employee taxation
  • To provide training on matters of an accounting nature to fellow team members or to other staff members, from time to time, as agreed with the Head of Finance

Key Skills and Experience

  • Qualified accountant, ideally with a recognised French accountancy body. Will consider applications from UK accountants with an ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualification having a strong record in handling French accountancy and tax matters.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, coupled with the ability to create and maintain effective working relationships at all levels of the firm
  • Highly proficient in both verbal and written French
  • Highly self-motivated, organised and able to manage a varied and challenging workload
  • Strong IT skills coupled with an enthusiasm for problem solving and keen attention to detail
  • Professionally mature outlook
  • Able to work in a calm and professional manner whilst carrying out multiple projects under tight deadlines

Salary £50,000 to £60,000


  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme (with contributions up to 5% of salary matched by the firm)
  • Life assurance scheme (4 x annual salary)
  • Group Income Protection (after three months’ probation)
  • 20 days annual holiday increasing by 1 day for each year of service up to a maximum of 25 days (with an additional day in December or January at partners’ discretion)
  • Flex scheme allowing for 8 additional days’ holiday per year in return for excess hours worked for the firm
  • Flexible working around core hours
  • Travel and personal accident insurance for business and pleasure
  • Annual season ticket loan (after three months’ probation)
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity package
Please send your CV throught o or give me a call on 020 8246 4877.