Group Financial Accountant

Partner Financial
325.00 GBP Annual
16 Apr 2018
24 Apr 2018
Contract type
Full time

Partner Financial are currently supporting a leading Media Group who are recruiting a Group Financial Accountant. Their strategic focus over the last couple of years has been around the launch new products/services, acquisitions and expanding their customer base. They are now about to embark on a new project which has led to the requirement of this role.

A key hire within the Group function, this role would suit an individual who is resilient and driven to achieve. Due to the change the business is about to experience, it is essential that you understand 'what good looks like' and have a mind–set of continuous improvement. This is an ideal first role for someone looking to move into industry from a top–tier practice with a media, technology or consumer client base.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist in completing the monthly Group consolidation, reviewing submissions from Group companies and analysing balance sheet items;
  • Prepare monthly management accounts reports for senior group management;
  • Perform monthly intercompany reconciliation procedure for balance sheet and income statement items;
  • Assist in quarterly loan covenant compliance by preparing the financial statements, the compliance calculations and guarantor loan and investment tests;
  • Assist with production of statutory accounts for head office and other entities;
  • Prepare analysis and presentation material as requested, with a specific focus on the balance sheet;
  • Work with the business to maintain and develop the group consolidation system and reports;
  • Ensure the business is made aware of changes to accounting standards and their impact on financial reporting;
  • Work on projects to implement new accounting and reporting developments and improvements.

The ideal candidate:

  • Will be ACA/CA/CPA from a top tier accountancy firm;
  • Will have experience auditing large, complex businesses and a strong technical (IFRS) skillset;
  • Will demonstrate an inquisitive personality with a desire to learn;
  • Will be experience of resolving complex technical accounting issues;
  • The gravitas to support and develop strong relationships with senior stakeholders across a multitude of functions.

I will be contacting candidates with the closest match to the client's selection criteria within ten days of application to arrange an initial meeting. If you have not heard from me within these timescales, thank you for your interest but please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.

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