Group Financial Accountant

Recruiter
Solutions Recruitment
Location
Carlisle
Posted
03 Mar 2019
Closes
28 Mar 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
I have the pleasure of recruiting a Group Financial Accountant for a large niche business located in Cumbria.

Reporting to the Group Financial Controller, your responsibilities will include:

* The preparation of management accounts, budgets and forecasts for all non-trading companies including the holding companies.

* The preparation of consolidated group management accounts, budgets and forecasts in conjunction with the Group Financial Controller, extending the use of our budgeting and reporting software (Khalix).

* Review of all subsidiary management accounts, budgets and forecasts to ensure consistency and accuracy.

* Preparation of the Group statutory accounts and all Company statutory accounts to agreed timescales.

* Preparation of a monthly rolling three-month cash flow forecast for the group including the detailed preparation of the forecasts.

* Submission of weekly bank facilities report.

* Submission of weekly cash flow reports measured against the current forecast.

* The calculation of company car allowances taking into account current personal tax rules.

* Liaison with our external auditors for interim and year end audits.

KEY TASKS

* To prepare in conjunction with the Group Financial Controller – (fully consolidated) management accounts pack according to the agreed reporting timetable.

* To prepare in conjunction with the Group Financial Controller consolidated yearend financial accounts pack according to the agreed reporting timetable.

* To prepare the Group statutory accounts to a standard and timescale to allow full review prior to submission.

* To prepare all Company statutory accounts to a standard and timescale to allow full review prior to submission.

* Liaise with the external auditors in the audit of the statutory accounts.

KEY SKILLS

* An expertise in group consolidations, ideally with experience of using accounting consolidation packages.

* Strong financial modelling skills, expected to be experienced in the use of advanced functions in Microsoft Excel.

* Up to date knowledge on current and proposed accounting standards.

* Experience of best of breed accounting systems (eg JD Edwards, Computron, Oracle, Coda, Dream, Lawson, SAP etc) and comfortable with the use and enhancement of such systems from a finance user perspective.

* Experience in producing detailed receipts and payments cash flow forecasts.

* Knowledge of hedging foreign currency exposure both transitional and by means of primary forward and option contracts.

* Involvement in the annual audit process for a group of companies.

* Good working knowledge of basic UK tax compliance rules.

Great personal career development opportunities exist for the successful applicant

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