Group Accountant / Assistant Controller

H2O Recruitment Services Ltd
Derby, UK
14 Jun 2019
26 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is looking to recruit a Group Accountant / Assistant Controller to support their growing business.

They are looking to recruit a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual to join their finance team. The finance team is responsible for monthly, quarterly and annual group and statutory reporting and for ensuring the control environment is robust. The candidate will have experience of financial accounting and group reporting situations.

Knowledge and Experience of:

Proficiency with double-entry bookkeeping is essential

Extensive knowledge and experience of accounting under FRS102 is essential

Working knowledge of USGAAP is desirable

Experience of Microsoft Navision and/or SAGE an advantage

Must be proficient in Excel; competency with Pivot tables an advantage

Ability to critically review internal control environment and identify improvements

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Group reporting

Working alongside the Group Financial Controller to prepare, review and submit monthly group reporting forms (by Business Day 4)

Carry out post-submission checks and balance sheet reconciliations

Update and review of Pro Lease database

Respond to enquiries from our Parent company

Monthly accounting

Prepare monthly journals and other accounting entries for main UK trading company

Maintain airtime spreadsheet and prepare analysis of airtime costs and revenues

Prepare overhead and turnover analysis schedules

Prepare management accounts packs

Ad hoc

Assist the Group Financial Controller with internal and external audit requirements

Interrogate Navision as required, including ad hoc queries and annual taxation and financial statements schedules

Prepare fuel analysis reports

Manage the reporting & accounting impact of changes to leases

Person specification:

The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills and the confidence to build new relationships quickly including working with existing finance team members and with senior members of other departments. The ideal candidate must have demonstrable technical and problem solving skills.

You will:

Have an ACA or ACCA qualification, with at least two years' PQE

Have excellent communication, numeracy and written skills with an eye for detail

Be happy to work independently without supervision but enjoy being part of a wider team

Be flexible in relation to month-end reporting schedule

Be self-motivated, positive and focused

Be persuasive with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team member

Be of a dynamic and energetic nature with a desire to succeed


There may also be occasional travel to our other UK locations or our French subsidiary.

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