Group Accountant

£50000 - £55000 per annum
12 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
A successful family owned Company, has developed into a multi-modal operator and has been set in to 4 closely run Divisions, Transport, Heavy Lift, Marine, Consulting.

They operate from their 5 acre site in Halifax, 10 acre site in Goole and 3 acre site in Grangemouth.

The Role
This exciting new role has developed, since the company has recently undertaken a Group restructure, by setting up a Holding Company and a group of wholly owned subsidiaries.

As part of this restructure, accounting systems and routines have increased and the Company now requires a Group accountant to oversee and manage the Company financial reporting, systems and controls.

Taking charge of and working as part of the Accounts department, this appointment will report directly to the Managing Director.

The role will require a 'hands on' individual and will include:
- Lead the accounts team, with authority to manage and delegate tasks
- Produce Monthly management accounts for discussion with the directors
- Critically analyse the Group's accounting system and internal controls
- Oversee and assist with Payroll, Pensions, VAT, Sales/Purchase/Nominal accounts and the Company online banking system
- Report and control budgets and costs and investigate variances
- Be responsible for providing financial advice and support to ensure continued profitable development
- Prepare and review annual consolidation pack and statutory accounts
- An amount of mentoring and training of junior accounts staff is expected
- Liaise with Company Accountants auditors to assist with production of statutory Annual accounts and financial statements across the group

Qualifications & Professional Requirement
- Professional accountancy qualification ACA/ACCA/CIMA with a minimum 2 years' experience
- Good understanding of accountancy standards and best practices
- Previous experience in a commercial environment.
- Balance sheets, P&L, cash flow - must have very strong grounding in fundamentals
- Preparation of budgets and forecasts
- Cost control and internal control procedures
- Cash flow management and analysis, credit control
- Working knowledge and advanced Excel skills
- Entrepreneurial predisposition
- Knowledge of the Transport industry would be an advantage but not essential

The role is based at their Accounts department in Halifax

Remuneration package
An attractive remuneration package will be on offer to reflect the level of experience the appointee brings to the Company

A Company pension scheme exists and Company contributions will be made

The Opportunity
The key appointment will enjoy significant levels of autonomy. The appointee will be expected to lead and grow to develop a dynamic and experienced team.

A great opportunity exists to progress to the level of Financial Director.

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