Senior Financial Accountant

£45000 - £50000 per annum
27 May 2021
24 Jun 2021
Josh Stirrett
Job Title
Finance Manager
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
Resourcery Group are working on behalf of a rapidly growing, £300m+ t/o, Private Equity owned business in the Chester area to recruit a Senior Financial Accountant.  Working closely with the business unit Financial Controller and the Head of Finance, the Senior Financial Accountant will play a lead role in supporting the on-going acquisitive growth of this very exciting business.

The focus of the role is on ensuring newly acquired businesses are quickly integrating into the existing group from an accounting, systems, control and process perspective.  Employing a methodical and logical approach, the Senior Financial Accountant will be responsible for managing the financial control, reporting and accounting processes  of newly acquired business prior to reporting integration.  You will be responsible for managing the integration process, including opening balances, ensuring the transfer of information from the M&A team to Group and reporting on key risks, as well as sharing information with the reporting team upon integration. Key areas of focus will be:

  • Producing the completion accounts and acquisition accounting entries.
  • Supporting the technical integration of acquisitions - working alongside IT, planning and executing the transfer of large volumes of data for the proposed integration.
  • General acquisition integration support e.g. reviewing processes, transferring systems, general administration.
  • Assisting with production of the year end statutory accounts (including consolidation) compliant with IFRS.
  • Documenting integration processes including any papers required for audit, internal/external.
  • Supporting external audit requirements.
  • Working with external advisors in order to complete any initial accounting and legal requirements.
  • Business partnering the M&A team and SLT identifying accounting requirements and supporting the go live process.

The Senior Financial Accountant role is more than the title suggests. You will be involved in many areas of finance, from completion accounting to systems improvement, from M&A to month end reporting, from process and control improvement to statutory accounts production and detailed analysis, from business partnering to management accounting. Applicants should ideally:

  • Be ACA qualified (ACCA and CIMA also considered dependent on experience).
  • Possess a Big4 or Top Ten background.
  • Posses experience of producing external reports to statutory audit standards and internal reporting for board consumption.
  • Be proven senior stakeholder managers.
  • Be capable of managing junior members of the team and developing them.
  • Possess strong analytical and Excel skills.
  • Be capable of working in a high growth business which is PE-backed.

Who are Resourcery Group?

We are one of the North West’s most experienced and well-networked, independent Accounting & Finance, Change and Transformation recruitment consultancies.

Resourcery Group have grown quickly since inception and are now considered as the go-to recruitment partner and trusted adviser by many of the region’s leading employers, from owner-managed SMEs and PE-backed business to listed PLCs.

We are sector agnostic, finance specific. A local market expert with national reach.

Resourcery Group specialise in talent identification, attraction, resourcing and retention, providing our clients with a diverse pool of talent drawn from the Executive, Sub-Executive, Mid-Market and Newly Qualified, Part-Qualified and Transactional markets for Industry & Commerce, Public Sector and Not-for-Profit.

Please visit our for more information on the business ethos and how we create value as part of the recruitment cycle, complimenting internal talent teams.