Group Reporting Accountant

BSM Associates
London, South East England
11 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

To support the Group Reporting Manager in the production of the consolidated accounts for the Group. Part of a small team which has wide-ranging responsibility for managing financial reporting for the Group.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist the Group Reporting Manager in coordinating with the Operating Companies to ensure complete and timely reporting in accordance with relevant accounting standards & Group accounting policies and in line with the Group reporting timetable.
  • Preparation of the complex financial consolidation for the Group for the purposes of the annual statutory accounts, quarterly management accounts and annual budgets.
  • Prepare draft commentary for the Group management accounts and budgets for Group Board review.
  • Monitor and analyse Operating Company performance.
  • Contribute to the production of the Group Annual Report by the preparation of schedules, notes and draft commentary.
  • Work with the Group Reporting Manager to develop and enhance the Group consolidation system and consolidation processes.
  • Review developments in financial reporting standards and work with the Group Reporting Manager and the Operating Companies to ensure compliance with external GAAP and Group accounting policies.
  • Undertake ad-hoc financial analysis.


Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA)

Experience likely to be the equivalent to 2 years PQE plus

Track record

  • Hands-on experience of undertaking multi-currency consolidations with complex structures, and analysing / explaining financial results essential.
  • Preferably trained in a "big four" accounting practice with exposure to "blue-chip" multi-national businesses, followed by post qualification experience in a Group role.
  • Prior experience in the property industry is advantageous.
  • Previous experience of producing management accounts.
  • Previous experience of Cognos Controller.

Technical skills/knowledge

  • Up-to-date and thorough knowledge of IFRS accounting standards and reporting requirements, and the ability to apply technical requirements in practice.
  • Excellent analytical capabilities and excel skills.
  • Has demonstrated capability in optimising the use of systems and developing highly efficient business processes.