Group Accountant

Nigel Wright
Gateshead, UK
16 Sep 2019
04 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Established PLC based in Gateshead


The role of the Group Accountant covers various aspects of Group accounting, focussing predominantly on providing timely and accurate financial information to Group Senior Management including the Plc Board, as well as reporting to various external stakeholders. Assisting in the preparation of the Group consolidated and subsidiary statutory accounts in accordance with relevant accounting standards. Regular treasury reporting and cash forecasting will be a key element of the role, including regular contact with the Group's banks.

• Statutory Accounts Production: To assist the Group Financial Controller with production of the Group consolidated financial statements and the subsidiary financial statements in accordance with relevant accounting standards. In addition, liaising with external auditors for completion of audit of Group and subsidiary statutory accounts.

• Treasury Management: To prepare and review the Group cash flow forecast against available external banking facilities, reporting on the short term and long term Group cash flow projection to the Chief Financial Officer and Plc Board, and review and calculation of dealership overdraft limits. Monitoring the Group's daily cash position and recommending utilisation of facilities, including funding facilities.

• Working Capital Management: Analysis of the Group working capital position against key metrics and regular reporting on variances to senior management.

• Group Reporting: Preparation of Group consolidated balance sheet and cash flow statement on a monthly basis, review of financial performance against external banking covenants to report to external finance providers and reporting on monthly financial performance to the plc Board.

• Fixed Assets: Reconciliation and review of Group and subsidiary fixed asset movement schedules on a monthly basis and analysis of fixed asset spend in the period to key stakeholders. Liaison with the Group Tax Manager and Property Director to ensure correct capital expense analysis / allocation.

• Support Centre Accounts: Review of financial performance of Support Centre cost centres with an emphasis on highlighting cost saving opportunities, reporting on variances to plan to senior management and reviewing processes to ensure efficiency.


• ACA or equivalent qualifications

• IT Literacy including all Microsoft packages

• Excellent Numeracy and Literacy Skills

• Attention to Detail and Accuracy

• Strong Interpersonal & Communication Skills

• Leadership and Performance Management Skills

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