Group Accountant

Group Accountant

My client, a Global leader in the Property market are looking for a Group Accountant to join their team on a 12-14 month Maternity Cover contract.

Job Purpose

To assist my client with Group Reporting, both statutory accounts and management reports.

Key Responsibilities

* Preparation of the Group’s monthly management accounts, including preparation of consolidation journals, consolidation of the Group’s monthly results, analysis of results submitted by the divisions, preparation of the Group’s 12 month rolling cash flow forecast and consolidation of the Group’s full year forecast results on a quarterly basis.

* Assist in the preparation of the Group’s Strategy Day / Budget report and presentation.

* Assist in the preparation of the Group’s annual report and accounts and interim statement, including related analyst presentations and internal announcements.

* Assist in the year end and interim process, including liaising with external auditors and the planning process.

* Preparation of the Group’s debt convenant calculations on a biannual basis

* Responsibility for liaising with certain divisional finance teams to be their first port of call for group reporting related queries and other technical accounting advice.

* Assist in the continuous development of the Group’s reports and analysis.

* Assist in the maintenance and continuous development of the Group’s finance policies and manuals.

* Assist with maintenance of the Group consolidation system (Hyperion), including providing training to end users on an ad hoc basis.

* Ad hoc tasks and projects as required e.g. cost analysis, competitor analysis, ONS returns, and authorisation of payment runs.

* Supervision of the head office accounting function including management of the Assistant Management Account and Accounts Assistant

* Review and running of the UK statutory accounts process, assisting in developing and maintaining controls and policies, developing reporting systems to improve efficiency of reporting.

In addition to the tasks described above, the job holder may be required to carry out other duties as may reasonably be required from time to time.

Person Specification

You must be able to work well under pressure and be very quick to turnaround urgent requests.

You will have great communication skills, both verbal and written.

You will have the ability to learn concepts quickly and have great timekeeping and organisational skills.

Must have strong technical accounting skills (IFRS).

You will have good relationships building skills and be a team player.

QUALIFICATIONS & TECHNICAL ABILITIES

* Professional accountancy qualification essential (ACA, CIMA, ACCA – or equivalent)
* Experience in a group reporting environment advantageous, including experience of a group consolidation system (preferably Hyperion)
* Strong Excel, Powerpoint and general computer skills

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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