Interim Group Accountant - Mat cover

Study Group
Wembley, UK
08 May 2021
24 May 2021
Job role
Group accountant
Experience level
Newly qualified
Job Description

We are currently looking for a newly qualified accountant to act as maternity cover working remotely with the London based finance team.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Working as part of the Group's head office finance team with key tasks including:

Assist in preparing the monthly and quarterly management accounts, including reporting and analysis of cash flows, balance sheet and exceptional costs Assist in preparing the year end consolidated statutory accounts Ownership of consolidation entities and year end adjustments Preparation and review of journals and reconciliations in respect of group exceptional costs, tax, IFRS 16, intercompany, treasury and Corporate entities Assist in the Group audit process with Deloitte Assist FP&A team with forecasting cycles (e.g. coordinate the group-wide exceptional costs forecasts with the divisions and at a group level) Working closely with the (recently acquired) Insendi finance team to help with month-end processes and continue the transition to Study Group systems Consolidation of balance sheet reconciliation summary across the group, including presentation of key risk and opportunities to the Head of Group Reporting Preparation of the group transfer pricing and tax model Provide ad hoc reports to C-suite and GET members, senior members of the Head Office team, Director of Financial Control and the Commercial Finance Director. Provide a number of regular reports to the heads of Group Tax and Treasury to assist with intercompany settlements, dividend payments, and other areas relating to the Group's tax structure to ensure compliance with all tax and banking requirements Drive process and control improvement across the Group to ensure we would stand up to financial diligence Other ad hoc tasks and projects, including the quick turnaround of analysis and urgent requests from the Group CFO, our private equity owners, and external lenders

Key Relationships Reporting to the Group Financial Accountant with certain work streams reporting directly to the Head of Group Reporting Working closely with the Director of Group Finance, Group CFO, Group FP&A team, Heads of Group Tax and Treasury, Divisional Finance Directors and Divisional Finance teams in both Brighton and Australia Auditors (Deloitte)

Experience/Skills Self-starter with a driven attitude Role requires the hands on processing of data Comfortable working from home beyond the end of lockdown Capable of working independently and seeing tasks through to completion Comfortable working for a global organisation working in multiple time zones Ability to quickly and efficiently process data in our accounting system Agresso and to run reports to integrate the ledgers and extract data timely under pressure. Competent to use our reporting tool Excelerator. Willingness to pick up and quickly master any new systems. Organised and able to manage multiple tasks and prioritise appropriately Work must be of high quality and will be reviewed and challenged by senior members of the team Strong problem solving ability and 'quick learner'. Accepting that tasks will not always be straight forward with data easily accessible - right approach needed Advanced excel skills, as well as skills to scenario model and manipulate large data worksheets Experience working with multi-currency and multi-location consolidations Ideally audit practice background Ability to develop strong internal relationships. Ability to manage and use relationships with operating divisions to ensure deliverables flow to Group in a timely manner and deadlines are met. Strong communications skills Interest in working in a private equity backed organisation that is ever-changing

Key systems used

Highly desirable Agresso GL and Excelerator reporting tools Excel Word PowerPoint

Useful exposure LOIS - IFRS 16 Adaptive forecasting tool & Office Connect

About Study Group

We are a global pathway provider in International Education, working collaboratively with a number of Top Tier Universities. Voted as the 2017, 2018 and 2020 Global Pathway Provider of the year, our people are united with the shared ambition of providing a world-class UK education to talented students from across the globe.

Organisational Compliance

Study Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same dedication. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records if appropriate.

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