Group Accountant

Michael Page Finance
Covent Garden
£45000 - £55000 per annum
07 Oct 2017
08 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

To produce the internal Group management reporting information and the financial element of the quarterly, half-year and year end external announcements.

Client Details

A multi-national FTSE250 retail business.


The Group Accountant will primarily be responsible for the following but not exclusively:

  • Produce quarterly sales and profit figures for inclusion in Stock Exchange announcements.
  • Produce the half year interim announcement, year end preliminary announcement and year end financial statements under IFRS.
  • Consolidate budget and forecast submissions.
  • Prepare monthly management account packs and Board reports for senior group management.
  • Assist with production of statutory accounts for head office structure companies.
  • Completion of statutory statistical returns on a rota basis.
  • Preparation of analysis and presentation material as requested, with focus on the balance sheet.
  • Work with systems accountants to maintain and develop the consolidation system and reports.
  • Ensure awareness of technical and business issues facing the business.
  • Review, support and challenge reporting submissions.
  • Develop excellent working relationships with head office departments.
  • Keep management informed of accounting technical developments and their impact on Group reporting.
  • Work on projects to implement new accounting and reporting developments and improvements.
  • Provide cover for other members of the reporting team.


What you'll need to be successful:

  • Excel and Word skills required, prior Hyperion experience an advantage but not a requirement.
  • Key competencies: Strong IFRS technical accounting, attention to detail, judgement, relationship building, collaboration, drive and implementation.
  • A good team player who can operate in a professional but friendly environment.
  • Plc exposure, consolidation experience and French language skills are advantages but not requirements.
  • Qualified accountant - ACA/CIMA/ACCA

Job Offer

What's in it for you?

  • The opportunity to work for a FTSE250 company
  • exposure to a wide variety of internal functions as to enhance your experience.
  • Central London location
  • An internationally focused and growing business
  • Career progression
  • 25 days holiday
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Pension contribution

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