Group Accountant

Location
Northwich
Salary
£40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted
24 Jun 2019
Closes
01 Jul 2019
Ref
723402
Contact
Ciaran McKeown
Job Title
Finance Manager
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you a recently qualified ACA or ACCA accountant looking for your first or second move into industry?

Are you hungry for a challenge, and looking for a FTSE 250 company who will invest in the advancement of your career?

If so, we'd love to speak to you!

Due to growth in the business my client, a well known Cheshire based PLC is seeking to fill the role of Group Accountant, based at its head office. This is an exciting opportunity for a commercially minded, technically strong, qualified accountant, ideally somebody looking for their first or second move outside of practice.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Prepare accurate and timely local monthly management accounts for presentation to the senior management team.
• Prepare accurate and timely monthly group reporting submissions.
• Co-ordinate the annual forecasting and budgeting process and prepare templates for timely submission to group.
• Prepare subsidiary statutory accounts and act as primary point of contact, within the business unit, with external auditor
• Assist with the implementation of Hyperion Financial Management (HFM).
• Consolidate and report weekly key performance indicators to operating board and senior team.
• Perform ad hoc analysis using HFM to support management
• Review indirect departmental spending with budget holders to ensure cost control
• Work closely with the business and group functions to ensure sales and purchase invoicing issues are efficiently resolved.
• Prepare cash flow forecasts and manage business foreign exchange requirements to enable adherence to group hedging policy.
• Manage intercompany balances and transactions reconciliation process, coordinating with group finance and other subsidiaries.
• Maintain fixed asset register and control capital expenditure budget.
• Drive financial control and work with the business to ensure adherence to internal audit requirements.
• Maintain record of research & development spending for tax claim purposes.
• Review and authorise payroll, pension fund and purchase ledger payments.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

• Qualifications/Education/Experience
• Qualified Accountant (ACA / ACCA)
• Experience of financial reporting, statutory accounts production is essential.
• Experience of working in a fast paced environment is desirable.

SKILL & COMPETENCIES

• Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships with business and external partners
• Ability to communicate succinctly and explain complex financial issues
• Minimum intermediate level of Excel required.

PERSONAL ATTIBUTES:

• Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
• Good work ethic, proactive, confident and self-motivated
• Organised, able to prioritise effectively and deadline focused.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision and deliver under pressure.