Group Accountant


£40000 - £50000 per annum


United Kingdom,--Warrington

Job Type



Group Accountant

£45,000 - 50,000 p.a.

Daresbury, Warrington

If you want to work for a company who pride themselves on looking after their staff and putting their employees first, then our client might just be the one for you. We are working a well-known high street brand who are looking for the latest member to come in as Group Accountant. Not only are the company doing amazing things, they also have a fabulous benefits.

Person Specification

A highly motivated, financially technical individual with a flexible approach and excellent communication and analytical skills. Enjoys a hands-on approach and has the capacity to quickly adapt to a changing environment. An 'eye-for-detail' and the ability to challenge are essential.

Key Responsibilities:

To undertake a centralised Group Finance role to include:

  • Consolidationof the monthly Group accounts and preparation of the monthly Group Board Papers, incorporating; P&L, balance sheet and cash flow positions, key KPI's and supporting commentary
  • Understand, manage and control Group finance models and templates and liaise with operating companies should issues arise
  • Assistance with preparation of annual Group Budget
  • Assistance with preparation of Group Annual and Interim Financial Statements
  • Preparation of Statutory Accounts for all subsidiary companies and associated liaison with auditors
  • Assistance with determining interim and year end Corporation Tax provision and associated computations
  • Control the review and submission of statutory filings and ensure the relevant payments are made to HMRC relating to VAT, PAYE, PSA and P11Ds
  • Monitor divisional compliance with accounting standardsand Group accounting policies
  • Implementing new and / or updated IFRS Accounting standards across the Group
  • Involvement in a variety of adhoc projects including assistance with potential acquisitions
  • Where necessary, producing, implementing and updating Financial control policies and procedures

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Candidates will be ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualified
  • Sound understanding of current IFRS, FRS101 and FRS102 accounting standards
  • Experience of group consolidation reporting and statutory reporting
  • Previous exposure to Corporation Tax, VAT and PAYE would be beneficial
  • The position requires someone who is highly computer literate, with excellent Excel skills
  • Teamwork is essential in this role and you will need to be a confident and assertive communicator with the ability to build rapport and work with people at all levels. You will be determined to go the extra mile to achieve results
  • Effective organisational ability and time management skills are crucial, along with practical experience working to extremely tight deadlines
  • Possible UK travel will be involved

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