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Group Accountant

KennedyPearce Consulting
London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Sep 24, 2022

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Full Time
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  • Group Accountant
  • 8 month Contract
  • Around £450 including holiday PAYE or £520 Umbrella

Responsible for supporting the consolidation and external reporting requirements of the Group. This central role forms part of the newly formed Group Reporting team. As a Group Accountant, you will support the accurate and efficient consolidation of Group figures and delivery of the Group's key external reporting obligations.

Key accountabilities:

  • Support the monthly consolidation process ensuring accurate, efficient and timely reporting of group results; track and ensure adherence to timetable by business units.
  • Support the periodic (monthly, quarterly and annual) external financial reporting processes to produce the annual statutory accounts and reporting to private equity owners, minority investors, and lenders.
  • Responsible for the reconciliation of key balances and preparation of supporting schedules for group reporting.
  • Support the external and internal audit processes, ensuring a smooth and effective process and implementation of audit findings and recommendations.
  • Support the implementation and embedding of OneStream, including new policies, processes and controls.
  • Provide support on accounting policy and other technical accounting matters.
  • Lead or support ad hoc Group Finance related projects as required.

The Person

Skill Requirements

  • Professional background, qualified accountant, with ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent
  • Good knowledge of IFRS.
  • Strong direct experience of group accounting, including a good understanding of complex, large-scale, multi-currency consolidations.
  • Experience of using group consolidation systems; knowledge of SAP-BFC and OneStream is desirable.
  • Strong advanced Excel knowledge.

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and a self-starter
  • Strong people skills, confident and comfortable at engaging collaboratively in a multinational environment
  • Flexible, hard-working and results oriented
  • Process oriented thinking and working style
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Ability to deliver results within defined timelines
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