Financial Accountant - Chester, UK

Chester, UK
21 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Team

Our finance team is central to the success of the business. Our aim is to proactively drive business value through informed and insightful decision making. We work in partnership with the business and are agile and responsive to business needs whilst maintaining a transparent system of effective standards, processes and controls. To support this goal we strive to have the best highly engaged finance professionals in our team. We're on an exciting journey, and we have the strategies in place to get us to our destination.

The Role

Working from our Chester office and reporting to the Finance Manager, the role will have the opportunity to make a mark on the future success of GBG and your record of achievements. The role will facilitate the development of management skills and enable the candidate to develop their career in the GBG global finance function.

What you will do

You will:

• Prepare the monthly management accounts including assisting with the consolidation accounting for the group, liaising with the finance teams of the UK and overseas subsidiaries
• Perform the monthly intercompany reconciliation including management of the intercompany recharge, settlement and mismatch process, and other balance sheet reconciliations
• Prepare of the monthly results and flash forecasting, with a focus on overhead and related costs
• Assist with the preparation of the interim and annual external financial reporting
• Liaise with the finance business partners and wider business to prepare rolling forecasts for overhead, and assist in the development of improved cash flow forecasts and financial MI
• Maintain the fixed asset and intangibles register for the UK company
• Assist with the completion of UK statutory and regulatory requirements, including matters related to corporation tax, VAT and funding
• Challenge existing business processes and assist in developing a culture of continuous improvement with a strong control consciousness
• Special projects as requested by the Finance Manager

To enable you to be successful, we are looking for


• Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA), with strong academics
• Experience in technical financial accounting (in practice or industry) with up to date IFRS accounting knowledge
• Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, with an emphasis on process
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to respond appropriately to time-sensitive requests
• A working knowledge of multicurrency consolidations and further exposure to an industry environment and accounts preparation is highly advantageous
• Knowledge of corporation tax, VAT and related compliance requirements
• PC literate with proficiency in MS Excel
• Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics NAV would be a distinct advantage


• You will be able to demonstrate a positive, engaging, hard-working approach and exhibit the company values of Innovation, Quality, Excellence, Respect and Trust.
• An individual with a desire to take on increasing responsibilities, that is comfortable with change in a high growth business and who is capable of growing with it

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