Group Financial Accountant

AFR Consulting
12 Mar 2018
15 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

This privately owned manufacturing and distribution business boasts phenomenal year on year growth and has expanded through acquisition, investment in efficient production facilities and a reputation for delivering excellent customer service. With turnover now exceeding £100m exciting times lie ahead as they look to implement a new system and integrate new divisions of the business in a centralised finance department. They have identified a vacancy for a Financial Accountant to play a key part in the new structure, working closely with the Group Financial Controller to ensure all financial reporting and compliance is in order and provide meaningful interpretation of the numbers to non-finance staff. Key duties will include:

  • Preparation of statutory accounts to correct accounting standards
  • Preparation of consolidated accounts including (P&L, balance sheet and cashflow)
  • Covenant calculations, monthly bank reporting and liaison
  • Preparation of reports for R&D tax claims
  • Reviewing management accounts for retail sites
  • Reporting on performance, variances, overheads etc.
  • Budgeting, forecasting and cashflow preparation
  • Responsible for annual audit preparation and liaison
  • Ad hoc due diligence and internal audit projects

The ideal candidate for this Financial Accountant role will likely be an ACA / ACCA qualified accountant either looking to move out of practice or seeking a more challenging role in a substantial and growing business. Experience of financial accounting and reporting is essential for this role as you will be the go to person for technical accounting matters within the team. A willingness to get involved in different aspects of the finance function is also essential as you will be expected to review and comment on manufacturing and retail activities, investigating issues and problems in a support role to a busy Group Financial Controller. A companywide ERP system implementation is currently underway and you will be involved in working with business units to ensure processes and procedures are fit for purpose from a financial perspective.

This will be a great Financial Accountant position for someone looking to develop, the role has the potential to manage staff in the future and has also been earmarked for progression within the succession plan. You will be joining a friendly, down to earth team at this profitable and market leading business. Please apply now to be considered for this Financial Accountant position in Blackburn.

If you are interested jobs for Accountants in Lancashire and Greater Manchester please forward your CV to AFR Consulting and we can support your job search!

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