Group Accountant

27 July 20212021-07-27
Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Working for a leading PLC in the region and working with an outstanding Finance Manager . This is a business which is growing exponentially and there is huge capacity to develop your skillset in a collaborative and innovative team .

Overall purpose of the job

The individual will contribute to the delivery of the consolidated financial and management accounts. Work proactively with the wider Group Finance team to ensure an integrated one Group Finance team approach. Be responsible for the accounting of head office companies and actively support operating companies in all aspects of accounting and reporting. Contribute to the on-going development and improvement of the reporting processes. These responsibilities will be satisfied through a combination of business as usual and project activities. 

The Role

  • Contribute to setting the direction of the Group’s corporate strategy  
  • Actively support processes to ensure accurate, complete and on time production and submission of all consolidated accounting data sets including actuals, forecasts and budgets.
  • Liaison with operating companies to ensure a timely and accurate close, and appropriate understanding and analysis of reporting entity submissions.
  • Contribute to timely and accurate posting of elimination and necessary consolidation adjustments.
  • Responsible for all aspects of accounting for head office companies including ownership of general ledgers, balance sheet reconciliations and involvement in more complex transactions.
  • Support the wider team’s delivery requirements including ad hoc project work and initiatives as required.

The successful candidate must be able to summarise and present complex information clearly, confidently and concisely, and will have an excellent eye for detail. The successful individual will be able to deal with ambiguity and change and have strong communication and interpersonal skills:

  • Newly qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA)
  • Experience in financial consolidation
  • Hands-on knowledge of consolidation software a distinct advantage
  • An understanding of the benefits of a strong process and controls culture

This is a fantastic opportunity for a first time mover or someone with significant financial accounting to really carve out an excellent and long term career in a supportive and progressive organisation. Please contact me for full details. 

Flexible working is offered