French-Speaking Accountant

City of London,
£275-350 per day


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Our client, a global business, require an interim senior accountant to join their team on an initial 3-6 month basis. The role is based in Central London but works on the French entities and needs someone fluent in French and with knowledge of French accounting principles.


Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare the 2019 financial statement for 2 French Entities
  • Produce all balance sheet reconciliations
  • Prepare all accruals & prepayments including all OPEX/ central accruals, cost centre allocations between divisions that were not done.
  • Review bank reconciliations & ensure unreconciled items are resolved.
  • Resolve intercompany outages across all entities. Actively liaise with counterparty.
  • Conduct reviews of the Fixed Asset register, depreciation, impairment and amortisation.
  • Review and validate balance sheet and P&L – main accounts are deferred and accrued revenue account, Intercompany accounts and social taxes.
  • Review statutory financial statements prepared by external accountancy firm.

The successful candidate:

  • Will preferably be a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
  • Have strong French accounting knowledge
  • Be a fluent French speaker