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Group Reporting Accountant

Spalding, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 29, 2024

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Job Role
Group Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
Group Reporting Accountant

London (Fitzroy Head Office)

Working Hours: Full time; Monday to Friday - 37.5 hours per week. Hybrid working 3 days in the office

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract (12 months)

Competitive plus pension, healthcare and bonus up to 10%

We're the biggest name you've never heard of. You've probably eaten our food - you just didn't realise it. We make innovative fresh products, with around 18,000 colleagues working across the UK, US and China. We’re the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry supplying meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers (including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose). We’re ambitious. We’re full of ideas. And we’re ready for more people who share our values and passion for quality to join us.

Group Reporting Accountant

The role: As Group Reporting Accountant, you are a key part of the Group Finance function at Bakkavor Group plc, a FTSE 250 listed food manufacturing business. You will have responsibility for preparing the Group’s consolidation, external financial reporting and internal management accounting. You will also provide day-to-day and ad-hoc accounting technical support to the Group Financial Controller. You will report the Group Senior Reporting Accountant and have regular exposure to the Group Senior Reporting Manager and Group Financial Controller.

Duties include:
  • Prepare the half-year and annual Group statutory accounts, including primary financial statements and disclosure notes and all required supporting analysis, ensuring that accounting policies are consistently applied
  • Prepare annual statutory accounts for UK subsidiary companies, including those as part of bank covenant submissions in line with the deadlines
  • Ownership of subsidiary accounts audit, liaising directly with external auditors on a day-to-day basis, and support in managing the timeline and any issues
  • Production of monthly statutory and central company accounts, including all required supporting analysis and ownership of transactional processing
  • Maintain audit packs for central and group companies to provide the necessary information to support the monthly management accounts
  • Manage monthly capital submissions from business units and prepare capital summary for inclusion in monthly management presentations
  • Key contact for the Group’s consolidation and management reporting tool (Cognos Controller); maintenance of group structure, reports, forms and data, as well as assisting local sites with best practices
  • Review of new accounting standards and implementation of new standards across the Group. Support in briefing senior stakeholders on new standards, their impact and their timescales for implementation
  • Accounting for all financial aspects of acquisitions, restructuring and disposal of group businesses from a group perspective, including fair value adjustments, calculation of profits / losses on disposals
  • Supporting the CFO, Group Financial Controller and other senior finance leaders across the Group with ad hoc analysis and assistance

About You:
You will be a qualified or part-qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or equivalent. Good knowledge of IFRS and FRS 101 and experience preparing statutory accounts. Experienced in transactional processing and good understanding of accounting entries. Experience preparing consolidated accounts, dealing with multiple companies and foreign exchange. Experience preparing weekly and monthly financial reporting. Worked directly with external auditors. Adept at using excel and able to deal with high volumes of data. Highly organised and strong attention to detail. Good inter-personal skills, able to build relationships.

What you can expect from us

When joining us you can expect a highly competitive rewards package including group pension, bonus, private medical insurance, and other flexible benefits - alongside excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group

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