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Reporting Accountant

Employer
PayPoint Plc
Location
Digswell, Welwyn, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Financial Accountant
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
MAIN PURPOSE OF ROLE:

For tens of thousands of businesses and millions of consumers, PayPoint delivers innovative technology and services that make life a little easier. With the recent and sustained growth of the Group, we are looking to appoint a Reporting Accountant to lead the preparation and filing of the statutory accounts for the Group subsidiary companies as well as the preparation and delivery of the half year and year-end audit processes. In addition to the technical skills and experience required to deliver high quality financial information, the successful candidate will have a desire to drive process improvements, strong planning and organisation skills, and excellent relationship building and communication skills at all levels.

MAIN

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Own and deliver the production of high quality subsidiary statutory accounts for all subsidiary entities of the PayPoint Group to meet deadlines
  • Build goodwill impairment models for various acquisitions as part of the annual planning process that satisfy the requirements of the external auditors
  • Develop standard monthly subsidiary level reporting for relevant Boards and management committees
  • Work with the Group Accountant, the Finance Leadership Team and External Auditors to build a detailed plan of annual audit activity covering both the half year and year end audits
  • Work with stakeholders around the business to ensure that audit requirements are understood and that required information is collated throughout the year in order to improve the efficiency of the audit process
  • Act as a central point of contact for the coordination of audit work, triage requests and track and provide oversight of audit responses, reviewing responses and artefacts before submission to auditors to ensure they satisfy requirements and to check overall quality/reasonableness. Provide regular updates on audit process
  • Support the Group Accountant with the preparation of the Group monthly management accounts for the Board
  • Review current ways of working to identify improvements to ensure that accurate information is provided in an efficient manner for subsidiary reporting
  • Support the Finance team with preparation for Audit Committee meetings including supporting with the preparation of technical papers and providing quality assurance to ensure that papers are fit for purpose
  • Support with other ad-hoc projects as and when required with finance and other departments

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Essential:
  • Qualified chartered accountant (ACA, ACCA) with minimum 2 years PQE
  • At least 2 years experience in an audit department of a large professional firm with experience of sizeable audits
  • Strong technical financial knowledge including IFRS accounting standards application
  • Experience of working with external auditors
  • Experience leading the preparation of statutory financial reporting
  • Advanced working knowledge of MS Excel especially in the use of spreadsheets

PERSON SPECIFICATION
  • Strong planning and organisation skills both to manage own workload and coordinate others to deliver to deadlines
  • Comfortable working to regular pressured deadlines with high attention to detail and an eye for accuracy
  • Ability to build strong relationships and work collaboratively internally and externally, strong communication and influencing skills
  • Ability to analyse technical information and understand complex matters quickly
  • Strong communication and influence
  • Adaptable and flexible to work to changing demands, driven to continuously improve and willing to roll sleeves up to deliver
  • Pro-active in their approach, taking ownership and responsibility for delivering results and driving improvements

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