Group Accountant

Robert Walters
Stockport, UK
02 Aug 2019
09 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to exceptional growth Robert Walters are exclusively representing a private equity backed financial services organisation based in South Manchester in their search for a Group Accountant.

The Group Accountant will work closely with and support the Finance Director in ensuring that accurate and timely financial and management information is produced by the Finance Department.

Overseeing a small finance team you will be responsible for duties as follows:
  • Monthly management accounts including consolidations and supporting schedules
  • VAT returns
  • Monthly payroll
  • Business performance KPI for the management team
  • Ensuring the ledger and processes run effectively and in line with procedures
  • Ensure all financial statutory and compliance obligations are fulfilled
  • Preparation of budget and forecasting information
  • Understanding and analysing the business' key value drivers, business risks and opportunities
  • Assisting in the financial feasibility and affordability of projects and proposed investments
  • Aiding the Treasury staff as required
  • Contributing to the improvement of systems and procedures
  • Providing comprehensive cover for the Group Finance Manager
  • CHAPS Authorising as required
  • Ad hoc reporting as required

The successful candidate will have skills and experience as follows:
  • ACA/ACCA qualified
  • Commercially astute with an ability to take a strategic perspective
  • High degree of analytical skills
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting, financial reporting standards and legislative requirements (VAT, taxation)
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to inspire confidence in both finance and non-finance colleagues
  • Experienced in the use of Excel (incl the use of macros) and information databases (eg Access)
  • Ability to use initiative coupled with demonstrable problem solving skills.

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