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Financial Reporting Accountant

Galliard Homes
Closing date
3 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Who are we?

Founded in 1992 and with over 350 employees Galliard Homes is London's largest privately owned property development and management group overseeing residential, hospitality, mixed-use, and commercial projects across London, the Home Counties, and the Midlands.

Galliard has a £4 billion portfolio of over 6,905 homes and 296,065 square feet of commercial developments under construction.

With an impressive portfolio of award-winning developments, we are proud to be considered as London's leading property developer.

The Position

This is a great opportunity to join a Financial Accounting team, who are evolving to meet the demands of a growing business. Whilst core responsibilities include the preparation and filing of the statutory accounts for the Group companies, and preparation and assistance during year-end audit, the role will have the opportunity to shape the group quarterly management account reporting, including exposure to group consolidation as well as build key relationships across the reporting structure to ensure accurate and informative reporting to assist in commercial decision making.

The Galliard Homes Group consists of c250 companies within a complex group structure involving various types of entity and degree of ownership. Individual SPVs (Special Purpose Vehicles) are used to administer development projects that the Group undertakes, which are either UK limited companies or LLPs. The majority of these vehicles are 100% owned but some are part owned or operated as Joint Ventures.

You will be responsible for the following duties:

Preparation of audit packs, ensuring completeness and analysis of balances.
Preparation of statutory accounts.
Assisting auditors during the audit process.
Preparation and filing of dormant accounts.
Preparation of monthly management accounts for inclusion within Group consolidated reporting.
Input into quarterly reporting pack including commentary and reporting of key variances.
Checking tax computations and IXBRL tagging of accounts for HMRC filing.
Company secretarial duties.
Liaising with external Joint Venture Partners, internal Project Managers, Surveyors etc to maintain accurate reporting records and explore and respond to queries.
Financial Business Partnering with various stakeholders around the business to ensure information is accurate and up to date.

The Person

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

Must be ACCA/CIMA/ACA Qualified.
Good communicator - able to approach stakeholders at any level on own initiative to aide understanding of results and to question any anomalies.
Experience in preparing all aspects of statutory accounts including full disclosure notes and preparation of full audit file including balance sheet reconciliations is essential.
Sound knowledge of accounting standards and an understanding of FRS 102.
Preferable experience of IFRS.
Team player.
Dynamic work ethic with an ability to think outside the box and pick up new knowledge quickly.
Advanced Excel user.
Ability to assimilate new software quickly.

The Benefits

As a family-owned business, we want everyone to feel at home from day one. In return for commitment, loyalty, and hard work, we offer benefits ranging from:

24 days holiday plus bank holidays
Life assurance
Private health care
Matching contribution pension scheme
Discretionary salary and bonus review
Employee assistance programme
Discounted gym memberships
Discount portal
Cycle to work scheme
Sponsorship of professional qualifications and accreditation's
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