Group Accountant

Group Accountant

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits & hybrid-working

  • Contact:

    Dan Ball

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

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Gleeson Recruitment Group are currently partnering with a market leading business in Birmingham in search of an Group Accountant. This is a new position that offers great progression opportunities as well as fantastic exposure to unique and exciting projects to the West Midlands region. They require an ambitious, commercially-minded financial accountant to join their business to support across a variety of functions. This is an exciting position that will allow the successful individual to progress later in their career and have tangible influence of the company's future strategy.

The Role

As Group Accountant you will report into the head of the department and will be responsible for the following:

  • Senior accountant responsible for maintaining the accounting records of a number of the Group's central finance and UK head office companies, including the material entities, and delivery of associated monthly Group reporting requirements, including the inter-company matching processes.
  • Primary responsibility for the reporting interaction with Group Treasury including, but not limited to; active participation in defining and designing acceptable and appropriate accounting outputs and controls for head office companies, input of derivative instruments for payment and reconciliation of balance accounts.
  • Preparation of the UK statutory financial statements for the central finance and head office companies, including timetabling, production of sign off guidance for statutory directors and co-ordination with the Group's external auditors.
  • Key contribution to the Group's annual budget interest, cashflow and net debt guidance and submissions including reporting and presentation to senior Group management including the Group Treasurer.
  • Preparation of monthly cash reports for the Group including variance analysis to budget and prior forecasts.
  • Preparation of annual Group budget and monthly forecast submissions where responsible for the central finance and UK head office companies.
  • Preparation of payment schedules from the purchase ledger working with senior budget holders to ensure that expectations are met and a primary contact for certain suppliers.
  • Owner of all balance sheet reconciliations for the companies where responsible and accountable for internal audit visits.
  • Preparation of certain Government regulatory returns for the Office of National Statistics (ONS) and a primary contact for ONS queries.
  • Reporting analysis role: Assisting in the preparation of; monthly financial reports, ad hoc schedules and capital expenditure tracking for the Group. Support the processes for statutory consolidations re interim/annual results in accordance with IFRS and Stock Exchange listing requirements.

The Requirements
The ideal candidate for this Group Accountant position will be a qualified and looking to make a move from external audit:

  • Qualified accountant - ACA/ACCA.
  • Strong ability to business partner & influence stakeholders.
  • Experience within new projects.
  • Strong commercial acumen with the ability to interpret financials into meaningful business recommendations.
  • Ideally studied accountancy at university level.

What's On Offer?

  • Salary of £55,000 + benefits
  • Excellent career progression opportunities
  • Opportunity to work with a market-leading brand
  • A positive and down-to-earth culture
  • Flexible working arrangements

If this sounds like the perfect position for you then please click apply to this advert!

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