Group Financial Accountant

Michael Page Finance
London, South East England
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Opportunity for newly qualified accountants to join a fantastic and well-established publishing brand located in the heart of London.

You will have full ownership over the group accounting process and will be given the opportunity to gain exposure to other areas of finance through a number of ad hoc project work.

Client Details

My client is a very well known publishing brand located in the heart of London near Tottenham court Road. They represent a number of immediately recognisable novels and titles and that have made a huge mark in worldwide pop culture.

The company has been doing remarkably well in the publishing space, experiencing consistent and healthy growth for a number of consecutive years. They currently boast a £140 million turnover, having grown from £110 million in 2014, and are actively seeking to expand the digital arm of their brand.


Main duties:

Month end

Prepare monthly consolidation adjustments

Preparation of Group dashboard, Group Stock dashboard, P&L, balance sheet and cash flow on a monthly basis

Year end accounts

Prepare the interim and year end consolidation adjustments

Preparation of interim and year-end reporting packs and schedules

Preparation of Group consolidated interim and year-end financial statements

Assist the HoGF with preparation of the Annual Report

Preparation of the subsidiaries' financial statements, ensuring that transactions are accounted for in the appropriate entity

Preparation of annual pension scheme accounts of a subsidiary


Prepare monthly intercompany account reconciliations and matrix for the Group

Posting of certain intercompany transactions, i.e. recharges and interest

Managing the intercompany process including working capital flows and FOREX exposure


Review accounting treatment for new unusual revenue contracts

Analyse the expected impact on Bloomsbury of the new revenue standard controls

UK/Group finance internal control assessment and improvements

Ownership and maintenance of the Group finance manual


Ad hoc project work and analysis

Dealing with audit queries


As the successful candidate you will be:

  • A newly qualified accountant through practice
  • Have had exposure to clients with group and complex accounts
  • Very strong IFRS & UK GAAP knowledge
  • Exposure to stock management is preferred but not essential
  • proactive, ambitious, and keen to be mentored by top-tier senior management

Job Offer

My client is ready to offer up to £53,000 depending on experience, with an excellent benefit package.
You will have the opportunity to be mentored by the FD, H of Financial Reporting, and gain a great deal of exposure to the M&A and FP&A team through ad hoc project.