Group Accountant

England, Middlesex, Greenford
£50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Nov 28, 2018
Dec 26, 2018
Lucas Mehlhopt
Job Role
Group Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Qualified

- This is an exciting group accountant opportunity within a FTSE250 listed business in Greenford

- With previous history of progression within the role, this is an excellent first move for a recently qualified candidate coming from a practice background

Client Details

My client are an internationally successful, FTSE250 listed organisation based in the North Middlesex area.

A fascinating, complex organisation, they've grown via both acquisition and organic growth. It's certainly an organisation that is constantly changing, with various projects ongoing.

This is a role Michael Page has placed multiple times previously, with all incumbents having been promoted and progressed within the business. If you're looking for a role where you'll be challenged and developed this will certainly offer these prospects.


The role itself sits within the Group finance function and is a group reporting role with aspects of business partnering, FP&A and strategic planning to the position.

Reporting to, and working closely with, the Group Reporting Manager, the Group Accountant will take responsibility for supporting day-to-day operation of a range of group financial and management accounting matters.

Group Reporting

  • Provide support to the Group Financial Controller and Group Reporting Manager with a number of activities
  • Lead the monthly multi-currency consolidation of the group results and forecast, including:

- update of consolidation journals including review of intercompany eliminations

- reconciliation of reserves

- review of the order book

- understanding of FX adjustments and movements

- analysis of central costs, central cash and variances

  • Liaise direct with the divisional and business unit finance directors
  • Assist with preparation of the monthly management accounts and Board reports
  • Assist with preparation of the interim and year end annual reports
  • Liaise with the external auditors
  • Proactive resolution of accounting queries from group
  • Administration of the consolidation system - setting up new users and entities
  • Undertake consolidation system report writing and data analysis
  • Train consolidation system users as required
  • Liaise with the 3rd party support provider and with internal IT resource
  • Ad hoc project work to support business needs, including assignments at the businesses

Budgeting and Strategic Planning

  • Assist the Group Accountant in the budget and strategic planning processes
  • Prepare interest, non-operating charges, EPS and net debt calculations
  • Prepare the group budget documents for the board
  • Provide support to the businesses and resolve queries
  • Review the Head Office budget and strategic plans with the Head Office accountant
  • Review the group cross charges with the Head Office accountant

Head Office Accounting

  • Manage the full-time Head Office accountant and lead the review of the head-office accounts and forecasts
  • Prepare the statutory financial statements for the head-office companies
  • Provide cover for the Head Office accountant as required
  • Detailed review of BACS runs
  • Communication with the group's banks on Trade Finance matters
  • Manage interest calculations for inter company loans and internal interest payments across the group
  • Completion of Office of National Statistics surveys
  • Defence and military industry


  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Practice background, ideally from one of the 'big 4'
  • Experience with multi-currency consolidations
  • Experience using a group reporting tool
  • Collaborative attitude with an innate curiosity and a drive to improve constantly.
  • Job Offer

    A competitive salary, with brilliant corporate benefits.

    This role has a track record of progression within the organisation - there is a clear development path in place.

    Similar jobs

    Similar jobs