Group Financial Accountant

Recruiter
Michael Page Finance
Location
Langford
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
16 Feb 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Michael Page Finance are pleased to be partnering with a successful, Exeter-based Group that is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE. They are looking to appoint a Group Accountant, to report in to the Group Financial Controller.

Client Details

Michael Page Finance are pleased to be partnering with a successful business that is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE. They are consistently looking at ways to drive their business forward and are now looking for a enthusiastic Group Financial Accountant to join their dedicated Finance Team.

Description

Financial Reporting

  • Act as a prime source of internal accounting technical expertise on external financial reporting and disclosure issues under IFRS
  • Prepare Group consolidated financial statements from subsidiary reporting packs: from planning and timetables to final reports
  • Delivery of external Group financial reporting to Stock Exchange and statutory deadlines, including Group Annual Report
  • Technical advice and review of subsidiary external reporting/statutory accounts
  • Preparation of statutory accounts for Group non-trading companies and pension schemes
  • Ensuring consistency of reporting; approach, practices and policies across the Group.
  • Interaction with external auditors - Half Year Review and full year audit / Annual Report

Other Areas

  • Provide accounting and project evaluation support for the wider Group Finance section as required, including providing input to internal reporting processes when needed
  • Close liaison with subsidiaries on acquisition accounting and impacts of company restructuring projects
  • Maintenance of Group financial procedures and policies
  • Liaison with Group Treasury and subsidiaries re accounting interest cost for different types of debt instruments - e.g. convertible bonds, index-linked bonds, finance leases, hybrid capital securities
  • Liaison with Group Treasury re borrowings covenant documentation, compliance (including headroom) and certification
  • Liaison with external advisors and subsidiaries in the preparation and review of iXBRL tagged accounts for submission with company corporation tax returns

Profile

The Successful candidate:

  • ACA/ACCA qualified Accountant

  • Proven post-qualification experience with commercial awareness

  • Experience of preparing financial information in a corporate environment

  • Fully conversant with reporting under IFRS and able to take technical lead on new standards / issues

  • Excellent communicator - both written and verbal

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Good knowledge of Excel, Word and Powerpoint and ideally working with multi-company general ledger systems

  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritise

  • Logical and practical approach to problem-solving

  • Able to build strong working relationships

  • Able to work effectively under pressure and to deadlines

  • Able to work independently and as part of a team

Job Offer

By joining the organisation as Group Accountant

What our client can offer for their Group Accountant position:

*Competitive Salary up to £50k

*Working for a company at the forefront of the resource sector in the UK

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