Interim Group Financial Accountant

Oyster Yachts Southampton

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JOB ADVERT – Interim Group Financial Accountant


Built on the foundation of over 20 million blue-water sailing miles and 75 circumnavigations, we pride ourselves on putting people first. As a growing business, we enabled our employees to take ownership of their work and to be the best at what they do. Are you passionate about taking responsibility and having the ability to make a difference? Do you think outside the box and enjoy tackling challenges with colleagues alongside you?

If so, we have a great opportunity for an experienced Financial Accountant to manage our closely knit Finance team in an interim capacity as well as mock in to support them when needed.

The Contract:

Fixed Term 9 Month Contract, Full time – 40 hours per week

Based in Southampton

The Role:

The interim Group Financial Accountant will be responsible for managing the Group finance team; ensuring daily, weekly and monthly tasks are undertaken on time and to a high quality and producing monthly management accounts for the Group.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Completion of month end journals – prepayments, accruals, payroll, posting corrections
  • Completion of balance sheet reconciliations
  • Production of monthly management accounts pack, providing commentary on variances to budget
  • Intercompany recharges & reconciliations
  • Analyse, review and interrogate general ledger balances
  • Perform VAT returns, EC sales lists & Intrastat reporting
  • Manage the fixed asset register and posting depreciation & amortisation
  • Setting month end deadlines for the finance team

The Person:


  • Strong communication skills
  • Hard working team player
  • Proactive and agile problem solver
  • Part or fully qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA)
  • Upper intermediate Excel skills
  • Experience within a similar role for at least 3 years
  • Experience in managing a team across multiple sites


  • Knowledge of marine industry
  • Experience of using Microsoft Navision

If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact our HR department at [email protected]