Interim Group Accountant

Central London
£275 - £350 per day
17 Apr 2019
24 Apr 2019
Experience Levels
Newly Qualified
Contract Type
Full Time

Interim Group Accountant is required for an international luxury property developer based in central London. The business specialises in design, construction and fit out of high-end residential properties within prime locations in the greater London area and has seen exponential growth over the past few years.  The Group Accountant is a newly created role to support group finance through this busy time.

Having recently received significant investment from a prolific private equity house the company is poised to expand further and diversify their revenue streams into new areas alongside their core business. The Group Accountant will be a key hire in their continual growth and role will be highly commercial having a broad remit encompassing core group finance alongside acquisition and disposal of assets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for the production of the Group monthly reporting pack for use by Executive Management, Private Equity owners, and lending banks
  • Preparation for and work during exit, including possible IPO and production of listing particulars
  • P&L analysis of business units
  • Working closely with the Finance Director to provide support and budgeting and forecasting process and analysis of actual variances
  • Ensure that synergy plans and savings initiatives are closely tracked and that benefits feed through to budgets/forecasts and actuals.
  • Closely monitor performance of acquisitions versus business case
  • Responsible for accurate acquisition accounting
  • Ensure consistency of information between financial systems, including weekly bank reporting and 13 week cashflow forecasts
  • Work with Corporate Finance team in maintaining three year plans for supporting the business, and also for use with work on impairment and going concern reviews
  • Support the Group Financial Controller in running the Year end audit process
  • Ad-hoc papers for Audit Committee
  • Valuation and accounting for interest rate hedges
  • Maintain and control lease accounting module in consolidation system in accordance with IFRS 16

Key Requirements:

  • Chartered Accountant from a top 10 audit firm ideally with some post-qualified experience in industry
  • Strong understanding of IFRS
  • Understanding of the principles of effective financial systems including process and control
  • Strong analytics skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills and adept at interacting with individuals at all levels in the business