Group Accountant

Wales, Cardiff
£30000 - £35000 per annum
Oct 22, 2019
Nov 19, 2019
Thomas Bevan
Job Role
Group Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Newly qualified, Qualified

This role sits within the group financial reporting team supporting all aspects of the group finance function, including IFRS statutory accounting and reporting. This is a great opportunity to develop the accounting and reporting processes and controls across the Group.

Client Details

My client is a financial services company headquartered in Cardiff, Wales. Listed on the London Stock Exchange. It is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index and markets 4 insurance brands as well as operating the price for several comparison services. The company is the only one to have been named one of the Best Companies To Work For every year since 2001.

The company have a strong culture where they put people and customers first. The company philosophy is simple, yet effective. People who like what they do, do it better, and this, in turn, means that our customers receive the level of service and products that they deserve. Our culture is honest, open and wholeheartedly focused on four key areas: Communication, Equality, Reward & Recognition, and Fun


Maintain and develop the financial control environment through regular reviews of the financial controls in operation in the business across the group and at consolidation level.

Develop and enhance reporting processes and documentation across the group, to ensure consistent application of group accounting policies.

Perform and enhance data quality assessment and documentation exercises across all areas of financial reporting.

Perform regular analytical reviews of information submitted by businesses across the group to identify and understand trends in performance and enable the production of quality MI reporting for internal boards and committees, as well as external parties.

Develop strong relationships with the group external audit team, including preparing and managing certain deliverables to ensure smooth transfer of information between the audit team and all business areas.

Provide additional general support and complete ad-hoc tasks as required by Group and UK Finance teams.


Newly qualified in a recognised accounting qualification

Good knowledge of financial controls and exposure to data quality assurance processes

Self-motivated, proactive with a can do attitude towards work

Strong task management skills including an ability to prioritise tasks and regularly manage multiple deliverables

Job Offer

Fantastic career progression

UK & Welsh leading business

Competitive Salary

Newly created exciting and fast paced innovative role