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Group Financial Accountant

Outcomes First Group
Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 30, 2024

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Job Role
Group Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
At Outcomes First Group, we are on a mission to ensure our colleagues have an amazing work/life balance!

Job Title:
Group Financial Accountant

Hours: 37.5 hours per week


Contract type: Permanent

£50,000 - £55,000 per annum dependant on experience

Want to earn 100% of your salary and work 20% less hours? We have a great role for you...We are taking part in an ongoing 4 Day working week trial in which you continue to receive your full salary and annual leave entitlement!*

We are looking for a fully qualified ACA individual to join our team as a Group Financial Accountant to support the Group Financial Controller to perform accurate and timely financial accounting, tax accounting and compliance of the group’s monthly and annual reporting obligations.

In the role as Group Financial Accountant, you will work closely with the external auditors and internal finance team to deliver an efficient external audit process.

You will use your analytical skills to assist with the management accounting for the group holding companies as well as filling tax and fulfilling financial requirements and completing internal audit checks.

To be successful in this role you will need:

• Accounting qualification - fully ACA qualified with audit experience gained in practice

• Experience working in Big 4 or mid sized accounting firm

• Relevant financial accounting experience including understanding of UK GAAP and tax principles

• Strong technical accounting skills

• Proven ability to prioritise and manage workload

• Ability to communicate and build relationships with people at different levels

• Ability to review and change existing procedures to improve segregation of duties and internal controls

• Advanced Excel

• Experience of Access Dimensions would be advantageous, though not essential

• Good system & analytical skills

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

About Finance

As a centralised function at Outcomes First Group, Finance supports several acquired agencies, over 65 schools and additional schools with accommodation for vulnerable young people, children, and adults. Our Finance team consists of Management Accounts, Transactional Finance and Commercial Finance.

As one of the largest departments within Outcomes First Group, we are committed to providing a high level of service to work towards our goal of improving those we care for. Joining Finance, you will gain exposure to a variety of scenarios in a fast-paced and high-volume industry, where you will really get the chance to develop your personal and professional skills.

About the Group

Outcomes First Group is the leading provider of specialist education in the UK. We exist to give neurodivergent children and young people access to a great education that caters to their specific needs, abilities and aspirations.

There are three brands in our Outcomes First family: Acorn Education, Options Autism and Momenta Connect. Together, we educate, care for and support children, young people, and adults across the UK, empowering them to be happy and make their way in the world.

Our Vision

We believe that with a great education, every neurodivergent pupil can thrive and make their way in the world.

Our Mission

Every day we improve the lives of our pupils, their families, and local communities through a relentless focus on wellbeing and learning.

Our Promise

We are kind to ourselves and each other...We work together... and we make things happen.

Our Promise sits alongside our Vision and Mission. It describes the sort of people we are and our commitment to how we treat each other, work together, and behave.

It represents what’s truly important to us as individuals and as a team. It is easily translatable into behaviours we all practice and experience every day. It's the golden thread that runs through every leader, team and individual.

Why work for us?

Your wellbeing is very important to us, and we know that being able to choose the benefits that suit you and your family will support your wellbeing.

Whatever your role and wherever you’re located, you’ll love VISTA, our flexible benefits platform which lets you tailor your benefits package.

And when your circumstances problem. You can flex, trade and add to your benefits package to suit your circumstances.
  • 4 day working week (applicable after probation - rest day as agreed with your line manager - T&Cs apply)
  • Holidays starting at 25 days per annum with options to buy an additional 5 days
  • Critical illness cover and life assurance options
  • Company Pension with options to increase your contributions
  • Private medical and dental Insurance
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Eco-Car Scheme
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters"- access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks
  • Career development opportunities
  • Professional support networks and groups

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Winner UK Best Workplaces for Women™ Awards 2023, for the past 3 years.

Winner UK Great Place to Work™ Awards 2024, for the past 5 years.

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