Group Reporting Accountant

York, UK
40,000 - 50,000
11 May 2021
16 May 2021
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Group Reporting Accountant required for a 12-15 month fixed term contract in the York area.

Main purpose & Scope of role: This is a key role in the Finance team working closely with the Corporate Finance team and the wider business. The role's primary responsibilities are to run the month end and year end close, consolidation and reporting process including to the Executive and group parent company. Outside of the reporting cycle this role has a key focus on improving processes and financial controls.

Accountable for the management and delivery of:

  • Lead, coach and develop the team (6 colleagues, 3 direct reports)
  • Ensure the finance team has the right people and robust resource planning is in place to support business objectives

Financial Reporting

Monthly Reporting
  • Ensure the team deliver accurate P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow each month in line with agreed group reporting deadlines
  • Management and communication of financial risks & opportunities register
  • Review monthly results and provide insightful narrative
  • Drive forward changes to reporting, processes and systems required for integration with new parent company.

Statutory Accounts
  • Deliver timely and accurate statutory accounts including disclosures and corporation tax for three legal entities
  • Manage year-end external audit process

Systems & Projects
  • Accountable for all Finance systems

Lead strategic Finance projects, which could include but is not limited to;
  • Full assessment of the current finance ledger system (Coda) capabilities. Scoping, planning and delivery of migration/integration to parent company system
  • Review of key finance processes and re-engineering to deliver efficiencies and release capacity within the team

The suitable applicant will have:
  • Good communication, collaboration, as well as interpersonal and influencing skills at all levels of the organisation
  • Experience of systems implementation and development
  • Experience of people management
  • Broad business understanding and commercial focus
  • Resilient and credible
  • Comfortable managing a diverse workload and priorities
  • Able to tailor financial communications to the appropriate audience
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Ability to develop strategic plans and influence the wider business
  • Qualified Accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ACA) with post qualification experience
  • Robust knowledge of accounting standards, financial compliance and focus on financial control and stewardship

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