Senior Financial Reporting Accountant

23 Feb 2021
25 Mar 2021
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
A new opportunity has arisen as part of the further expansion of our group finance team within the 850 Food Group (Karro and Youngs Seafood) reporting to the financial reporting manager. You will be required to take the lead in providing high quality technical accounting expertise and play a key role in delivering accurate, relevant and timely financial reporting and support a strong financial control environment for the group. This will require the strong relationships to be developed across the wider finance teams and business.

Key responsibilities:

Take responsibility with the financial reporting manager, for the production of all group and subsidiary statutory financial reporting ensuring accuracy, adherence to deadlines, technical and business relevance

Ensure that all disclosures in the financial statements are supportable and are of audit quality

Assist in the writing and checking of strategic reports and directors' reports

Help drive the accounting policies of the group and develop the accounting policy manual so that it remains fit for purpose

Work with the group tax accountant to ensure statutory responsibilities are meeting a high standard and that compliance risk to the group is minimised

Proactively assist the external audit of financial statements, managing the relationship with the internal audit team and other professional services providers as required

Ad hoc projects as required

Essential skills and experience:

ACA (+ post qualification experience either within practice or industry)

Audit experience preferable

Flexible, able to consistently meet deadlines whilst remaining consistently motivated and focused on delivery

Excellent technical accounting skills

Able to work proactively either independently or as part of a team

Provides appropriate solutions to problems, combined with proven experience of decision making

Appreciates the concept of materiality together with the benefit of detail

Appreciates an excellent control environment and consistently aims for improvement

Demonstrates initiative and maximises opportunities for improvement

Able to build and maintain effective working relationships quickly and effectively with colleagues

Objective, maintains unbiased approach and displays integrity at all times

Excellent communicator (both written and in verbal form to a wide variety of audiences including those at the highest level), whilst also able to adapt style to suit situations

Benefits include:

Competitive salary

25 days holiday per year (plus public hols)

Competitive contributory pension

Life assurance scheme funded by Karro

At Karro we are dedicated to rewarding and enriching the careers of the people who work for us. If you are hardworking, willing to get involved and respond well to a challenging and fast-moving environment, then you will find Karro to be a well-matched employer who will support you at every turn and reward your dedication with support, development and long-term career prospects.

About Karro:

Karro is a leading producer of both fresh and cooked pork products with c. 4,000 employees over 13 sites across the UK and Ireland. The business supplies to retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers across the UK, as well as export customers globally. We have full production chain visibility and our pork is eaten by millions of consumers every year.

Karro is part of the Eight Fifty Group which with the acquisitions of Youngs and Greenland Seafood is now one of the UK's leading multi-protein food businesses, with sites across the UK, Republic of Ireland, Germany and France and sales of circa £1.9 billion

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