Group Financial Accountant
A Group Financial Accountant is being sought by a particularly high-growth PE backed company in the City. Established more than 20 years ago, they have grown particularly quickly (both organically and by acquisition) over the past five years to boast a truly global presence and a turnover in excess of £600m. The company is well backed and plans to continue their expansion as they build a world-leading business. This is therefore a unique opportunity to join them.
The position of Group Financial Accountant has been created to support the company's expansion and will sit under the Group Head of Accounting who is a particularly impressive individual. This is a project-based role; the main duties are below but there will also be a large amount of ad hoc work:
·Monthly reporting for a small number of Head Office, Holding & Financing entities; review / approval of recurring journals and preparation of new and / or complex transactions.
·Develop and maintain Group Accounting Policy.
·Prepare draft accounting papers for transactions (M&A / financing / hedging etc…)
·Support other firm-wide M&A / Corporate Finance activity.
·Implement suitable controls to ensure all legal entity reporting / papers are correct.
·A range of ad hoc projects to support the growth of the company
The ideal candidate for the Group Financial Reporting Accountant role will be a qualified accountant (ideally a qualified ACA who has worked / is working within a Top 20 practice) who has gained exposure to group reporting, writing accounting papers and supporting transactions. Candidates will want to take on early responsibility, will enjoy problem solving, being resourceful and working with a wide cross-section of finance & non-finance stakeholders. Significant progression is available as the company continues to grow.