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Group Financial Accountant

EG Group
Blackburn, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 28, 2024

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Job Role
Group Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Group Financial Accountant

Blackburn, BB1 2FA - Office Based

Contract: Fixed Term 12 Months

£47,025 - £57,475 (Dependent on experience) & Bonus Scheme

Company: EG Group

About the Role...

Our Group Finance Team are looking for an Interim Financial Accountant to join us on a fixed term 12 months contract. The Group Financial Accountant plays a crucial role in the financial accounting and reporting activities of the organization.

This role is responsible for ensuring accurate and timely financial information, supporting the preparation of financial statements, and assisting with various accounting and compliance tasks. The Group Financial Accountant must possess strong accounting knowledge, attention to detail, and the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Support the production of monthly, quarterly and annual group financial statements, ensuring compliance with accounting standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Develop the group-level balance sheet reconciliations, including but not limited to external borrowings, and ensure their accuracy and completeness.
  • Assist in the production of the monthly Group consolidation, working closely with other finance team members to gather and validate financial information.
  • Contribute to various ad hoc financial reporting projects as and when required, providing support and analysis to facilitate decision-making processes.
  • Support the management of the annual audit process, including preparing audit schedules, liaising with auditors, and addressing audit queries.
  • Implement and maintain effective internal controls and procedures to safeguard financial data and ensure data integrity.
  • Drive process improvements and automation initiatives to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of financial reporting processes.

This list is not exhaustive and may be added to or amended from time to time.

Candidate Requirements
  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) and appreciation of general accounting
  • Experience in group accounting function
  • Strong excel skills
  • Technically strong and knowledge of IFRS
  • Experience in preparing financial statements desirable
  • Experience with consolidation desirable

Benefits & Rewards
  • Performance Based Bonus Scheme
  • Employee Life Assurance
  • EG Group Discounts - up to 15% off at our stores and food to go restaurants
  • ASDA Discount Card - 10% off all ASDA stores
  • EG Cares Benefits - exclusive discounts across 900 retailers
  • Smart Health - 24/7 online GP access, health checks and health and wellbeing support
  • Employee Assistance Programme - access to our Wellbeing Centre which offers emotional & practical support including free financial advice
  • Learning & Development - access to our Learning Hub, the most extensive online course library in the world to support you with every step of your career at EG Group
  • Waterside Café - freshly prepared meals at affordable prices
  • Free Secure Car Parking
  • Dress Down Fridays
  • Flexi-Time
  • Prayer and Ablution Facilities
  • Cycle to Work / Shower Facilities
  • Sit / Stand Desk Facilities
  • Work Anniversary Rewards
  • Free Eye Test

Who are EG Group?

EG Group is one of the world’s leading independent convenience retailers with an extensive network of sites across international markets in the United Kingdom & Ireland, Continental Europe, Australia and the United States of America.

Founded in 2001 by the Issa family with the acquisition of a single site in the UK, today the company is at the forefront of delivering an innovative approach to forecourt convenience retail.

At EG Group, we pride ourselves on being recognised for our investment model, trading performance and more importantly, providing a best-in-class customer experience in Grocery & Merchandise, Foodservice and Fuel.

Our transformational convenience retail business model has been built upon excellent relationships with an extensive portfolio of leading retail brands, and through strategic network acquisitions supported by a program of new-to-industry developments.

Every day, our committed workforce tirelessly delivers our products and services to millions of customers alongside supporting the local communities in which we operate.

Please note - the successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check which will be funded by EG Group.

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