Group Financial Accountant


  • £80000 per annum
  • London
  • Posted: 06/06/2024
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 387148609

Job Details

“Quality performance starts with a positive attitude.”  Jeffrey Gitomer.
 
An exciting permanent opportunity has opened up in Central London for a Group Financial Accountant to join our client's team. The successful candidate must be a fully Qualified Accountant. This position offers a fantastic chance to work with an organisation that provides an excellent benefits package, including a performance-related bonus scheme, contributory company pension scheme, and private medical insurance.
 
In this role, you will be part of the Group finance team, focusing on technical accounting, UK statutory reporting, and the Group’s consolidated annual accounts.

Responsibilities of the Group Financial Accountant will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Contribute to the preparation of the year-end annual report and accounts
  • Manage and produce statutory accounts for subsidiary companies, including audit coordination
  • Account for business disposals and acquisitions, assessing goodwill and intangible assets
  • Prepare Group goodwill and intangible asset impairment reviews
  • Prepare the statement of comprehensive income and statement of changes in equity
  • Collaborate on Group reorganisation transactions, ensuring compliance with step plans and prerequisites
  • Reconcile intercompany loans across the Group
  • Handle hive-ups, hive-downs, and mergers
  • Monitor new accounting standards and reporting requirements, assessing impacts and implementing changes
  • Provide technical and accounting support to finance teams in brands and the shared service centre
  • Identify and implement process improvements and automation
  • Work with the Systems team to ensure effective finance systems and meet deadlines
  • Liaise with external auditors to facilitate a smooth audit process
 
The successful Group Financial Accountant will require the following skills and experience:
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA, or equivalent)
  • Consolidation experience in a multinational group of companies
  • Proficient with financial consolidation systems such as Onestream or Hyperion
  • Strong technical skills in IFRS, UK GAAP, and the Companies Act
  • Effective use of finance systems to analyse large data sets
  • Proactive with strong communication skills
  • Technically and commercially astute
  • Organised, detail-oriented, and takes ownership of work
  • Comfortable interacting with senior management and executives
  • Excellent Excel skills and proficient in PowerPoint and Word

Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore, if we have not responded to your application within five days, please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.
 
You are required to be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction.
                                       
If you’re passionate about this position or are keen to hear more, please click on “apply” as soon as possible.


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