Financial Accountant

The Co operative Group
Manchester, UK
24 May 2019
21 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Financial Accountant

£38,000- £42,000 plus benefits

Manchester city centre

We're looking for a financial accountant to join our central financial control team and help to drive continuous improvement in accounting and financial control across our businesses. A key focus will be to provide financial accounting support and appropriate financial control for our support centre.

You'll also play a key role in ensuring consistent accounting practices and high standards across all Co-op businesses by producing timely and accurate information and proactively supporting the businesses. If you can bring us the attention to detail and technical skills we need, we can offer you the opportunity to build your career with a business that always puts people at the heart of its strategy.

What you'll do

• act as the main contact for financial accounting support for our support centre within the financial control team

• produce a variety of high quality balance sheet control account reconciliations for the support centre ensuring robust control of the corporate balance sheet is maintained

• produce statutory accounts for various subsidiaries including co-ordination of tax pack info

• support the production of annual accounts at interim and year-end

• produce monthly finance pack for our in-house self-insurance team

• work with the wider financial accounting team to continually drive process improvements and standards in financial control across the business (covering areas such as VAT and asset impairment models)

This role would suit people who have

• an accountancy qualification i.e. ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent

• experience of producing statutory accounts under IFRS and UK GAAP

• strong excel skills with the ability to manage large quantities of data

• the ability to communicate with and draw information from various internal colleagues

• good time management skills, able to manage their own workload and meet tight deadlines

• experience working in a large complex business, with large quantities of data would be an advantage

Why Co-op?

Here you'll do work that matters. We're a commercial organisation with a purpose beyond profit, you'll have an opportunity to help us build a stronger Co-op and stronger communities. You'll also get a package that includes:

• competitive salary

• coaching, training and support to help you develop

• pension with up to 10% employer contributions

• annual incentive scheme

• 28 days holiday (rising to 32 in line with service)

• discounts on Co-op products and services

Building an inclusive work environment

We're actively building diverse teams and welcome applications from everyone. But simply having a diverse workforce is not enough.

We aim to build an inclusive environment, where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences, and recognise the importance of teams reflecting the communities they serve.

We can make adjustments to our interview process according to your needs. And we offer a flexible working environment so you can adjust your hours to suit your personal circumstances. You can find out more about Co-op people policies at (url removed)/peoplepolicies.

As part of your application you'll need to complete an online assessment. It will take you around 12 minutes to complete this test

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