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  • Posted: Oct 10, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Mimecast’s mission is to make business email and data safer for more than 16,200 customers and millions of employees worldwide. Founded in 2003, Mimecast's cloud-based security, email archiving and email continuity services protect and deliver comprehensive low-risk email management with a fully-integrated subscription service. Mimecast helps reduces t...
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    Financial Accountant Contract

    You will already be experienced from time spent in a Financial Accountant role and have a positive “can do” attitude with proven experience working to deadlines in a fast-paced environment. You must be exceedingly well organized, possess excellent communication skills and enjoy working independently, relying on your own self-motivation and skills.

    Core Responsibilities

    • Accounting including specific accountability for;
    • Billing, Accounts Receivable and Revenue
    • Accounts Payable & Treasury
    • Payroll and compensation
    • Fixed Assets (GAAP & Tax)
    • Accruals and prepayments
    • Financial reporting
    • Monthly preparation & review of Balance Sheet reconciliations
    • Monthly preparation & review of Actual vs Forecast analysis
    • Monthly & Quarterly preparation & review of Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet Variance analysis
    • Compliance & Audit
    • Quarterly preparation & review of inter-office reporting
    • Quarterly preparation and support for US GAAP audit
    • Quarterly preparation and support for controls base audit “Sarbanes Oxley”
    • Annual preparation and support for statutory Audit
    • Assist in developing junior accounting staff and managing team deadlines
    • Participation in special projects within the Finance team to drive automation and scalability
    • Additional duties as required to support the Finance Manager & Finance Director


    Essential Skills and Experience:

    The Successful Candidate Must

    • Have a solid Accounting ‘GAAP’ and Audit background
    • Be deadline driven
    • Have strong analytical skills
    • Have a good appreciation for business levers that drive profitability


    • SAIPA, CIMA, ACCA or similar accreditation
    • Minimum 5 years accounting and auditing experience
    • Knowledge of systems:
    • CRM/ERP/Accounting systems with specific knowledge in one of the following: Netsuite, Pastel, SAP, Syspro, or Microsoft equivalent
    • Advanced Excel (essential)
    • US GAAP & Sarbanes Oxley knowledge will be an advantage
    • Experience working for a Public company will be an advantage
    • Experience of working with an annuity based revenue model will be an advantage

    Personal Characteristics

    • Focused
    • Energetic;
    • Able to work collaboratively within a team environment, whilst driving specific objectives individually;
    • Driven for success;
    • Adaptable and flexible;
    • Neat and presentable;
    • Structured

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Mimecast on to applyInterested and qualified candidates should apply using the Apply Now button below.
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