Group Financial Accountant - Retail

Communicate Recruitment Solutions LTD
10 Jan 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


£350-450 p/d Central London

An exciting and challenging new opportunity has arisen at an extremely well known retail company that is constantly growing and internationally expanding worldwide. With over 1000 stores worldwide, this company is always on the mission to access new markets and spread their name even further. Due to their continuous growth, they are seeking a new group accountant to take on real responsibility from day one and provide integral support at senior level through strong technical skills as well as firm leadership and communicative skills. In return, they are offering a competitive salary, impressive modern offices and generous discount. This interim role is for an initial 6 months and has the potential to be made permanent.

The role:

  • Coaching and leadership of 3 Finance Managers
  • Manage team to deliver weekly and monthly group management and financial information accurately and timely to the audit committee, board and shareholders
  • Own the group consolidation process
  • Prepare and review management accounts
  • Liaise with finance teams across the business for weekly, monthly, quarterly, half year and full year reporting
  • Owner of Group cash flow model
  • Finance owner of treasury accounting across the group
  • Assist with monthly consolidation process
  • Liaise with Investor Relations and Corporate Communications team for half and full year reporting

The person:

  • Big 4 qualified accountant with minimum 5 years PQE
  • Large plc experience essential
  • Retail experience preferable
  • Excellent excel skills
  • SAP and BPC skills preferred but other ERP and consolidation systems fine
  • Strong technical financial skills and excellent application of them in the commercial world
  • Personable and confident in leading a team and presenting information to senior members of the company
  • Attention to detail

If you are looking for your next challenging and stimulating role and feel that this is the perfect opportunity for you, then please apply immediately.