Financial Accountant

Location Northampton
Salary: £60,000
Contact name: Gabriella Moraes

Contact email:

About The Company

Our client is a dental corporate with over 140 dental practices in England & Wales. They provide excellent NHS and private dental care to thousands of patients every week. They were recently included in the inaugural publication of the London Stock Exchanges Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain, a list of the 1000 most inspiring SME’s in the UK.

About The Opportunity

Our client is looking for a Financial Accountant to take ownership of the acquisition accounting, produce statutory accounts, manage NHS contracts, as well as assist with a number of month end tasks. The Financial Accountant will report to the Financial Controller. You will need to have excellent attention to detail and be able to work under pressure in a fast moving environment.



  • Partner, where appropriate, with Finance Analyst to support due diligence and pre acquisition activity

  • Own post completion activities and associated preparation for integration into finance

  • Own all acquisition accounting and management of key sale and purchase agreement clauses

  • Work to improve the acquisition process by evaluating current processes, driving efficiencies and providing insightful financial information

Financial Control:

  • Assist with the group audit process

  • Prepare consolidation entries for the management and statutory accounts

  • Prepare statutory accounts for entities within the group

  • Review of balance sheet for group companies

  • Own all Financial Conduct Authority returns and submissions

  • Prepare and submit all VAT returns for the group

  • Provide support to external tax advisors where necessary and management internal tax compliance requirement

  • Work alongside the management accounts team to assist with financial reporting

  • Collate practice level reports and provide meaningful financial analysis

  • Own the finance element of the NHS contract management process

  • Annual reconciliation of all NHS contracts

  • Provide support to the wider financial control team where necessary

About The Desired Candidate

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA)

  • Experience (either in practice or industry) of acquisition accounting

  • High attention to detail

  • Highly driven

  • Self-motivated

  • Used to working in a cross-functional environment

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, both to financial and non-financial audiences

  • Advanced excel skills

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Able to present robust and defensible commentary of financial, risk and compliance decisions