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Group Accountant

Darlington, County Durham, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 11, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Location: Darlington, with hybrid working

Are you interested in gaining experience within a large, complex FTSE 250 Listed organisation? You may be an experienced qualified accountant looking for an exciting role in a fast-paced environment. If so, we would love to hear from you!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our vibrant, growing business as a Group Accountant within the Group Finance team. This is a newly created role which has exposure to senior stakeholders on a daily basis and you will be responsible for the day-to-day cash management of the Group. You will be involved in various transformation projects, ensuring you’re always challenged and growing in your role.

Your key responsibilities will include:
  • Daily and monthly reporting to senior management up to PLC Board level.
  • Managing daily cash flow requirements of the Group across multiple locations and currencies, including financing the Group’s subsidiaries.
  • Maintaining the head office accounting records covering technical accounting areas such as financial instrument valuations.
  • Ownership of the intra-month and 12 month rolling cash flow forecasts of the consolidated group, working closely with key stakeholders to facilitate the efficient management of cash and to drive proactive engagement and accuracy of forecasting.
  • Assisting with the financial reporting requirements of the Group for interim and year end reporting to the stock exchange.
  • Liaising with auditors during the interim and year end reporting cycles.
  • Manage compliance with group treasury policy including managing foreign exchange exposure, interest rate and credit risk.
  • Responsible for managing compliance with the Group’s debt facilities across multi-currency pools, including covenant compliance and lender information undertakings.
  • Supporting finance transformation projects to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of financial reporting and control including adoption of new technology solutions.

Join ZIGUP as a Group Accountant and enjoy some outstanding benefits...

Of course, there’s a great basic salary, but that’s just the beginning, our most popular benefits include...

Salary - £46,000 to £53,000 per annum based on experience, inclusive of a car allowance. Annual Leave - Start with 24 days, increasing to 26 days with service. Of course, you’ll have public holidays too and an extra day’s leave to celebrate your birthday!Pension - Generous employer contributions of 5%Financial Benefits - Enjoy the security of free life assurance, a save-as-you-earn scheme, an employee referral scheme (earning £1,000 per referral), and our Benefits App with discounts and cashback at top retailers like Tesco, Asda, Currys, B&Q, and Wickes.Wellbeing & Lifestyle Services - Access our colleague assistance programme with 24/7 GP service, mental health support and physiotherapy plus cycle to work, eyecare vouchers, Health Cash Plan, Dental Plan and Travel Insurance. Motoring Benefits - Take advantage of exclusive employee vehicle-leasing schemes, discounted repairs, and reduced rates on weekend car and van hires. Wagestream - A free financial wellbeing app that gives you more control over your pay, helps you save, provides financial advice and offers even more discounts on your shopping.

About You
  • First and foremost you'll have a professional qualification (ACA, ACCA or equivalent)
  • You'll have strong attention to detail and analytical capabilities
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels, with the ability to influence and drive improvement
  • Strong IT knowledge including advanced Excel skills
  • You'll have initiative and embraces change with a desire to implement new ideas and processes
  • Be able to demonstrates a pro-active attitude

About Us

ZIGUP is a leading integrated mobility solutions provider. We're trusted by many of the UKs leading insurance and leasing companies, fleet operators, OEMs and blue-chip corporates, delivering a wide array of solutions from vehicle rental and fleet management to accident management, vehicle repairs, service and maintenance.

Our Purpose? Keeping customers moving, smarter.

We are agile. We are experts. We are imaginative. We are reliable.

Keep your career moving, smarter.

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