Group Financial Accountant - ACA / ACCA First Time Mover

Michael Page
Greater Manchester
£40000 - £45000 per annum
18 Oct 2021
25 Oct 2021
JN -102021-4499422
Olivia Greer
Job role
Group accountant
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Newly qualified

Working alongside some of the North West's best ACA / ACCA qualified finance professionals, you will be at the heart of the Group Finance team in this market-leading retail organisation

Full exposure to group audit / ideal transitional role for a great landing from practice to industry / set yourself up for a pathway to Finance Director careers in the future

Client Details

Michael Page are proud to be working with this business: a true northern success story.

If you have an interest in retail, a desire to work for a global business, and the chance to work with exceptionally talented peers, you've come to the right place!

Our client can boast of industry-leading financial results, a consequence of a hugely successful international & UK expansion.

If you want to combine the exciting nature of an acquisitive business with the perks of a global brand, look no further.

There are numerous examples of how this employer has helped to accelerate & nurture the careers of practice-trained accountants over the past decade, so it is genuinely a well-trodden path to success for all first-time movers from a Top 20 firm (ACA / ACCA newly qualified)


The key responsibilities for this phenomenal ACA / ACCA first time mover Group Financial Accountant role are as follows

  • Ownership of Financial Accounting / Reporting
  • Preparation of the Annual Report and Accounts under IFRS
  • Preparation of financial information for external announcements/presentations
  • Preparation of subsidiary statutory accounts under FRS 101 and FRS 102
  • Consolidation of the Group budget balance sheet
  • Key point of contact for external auditors - preparation of full supporting files for audit
  • Commercial review of monthly input from other Group Companies
  • Involvement in ad hoc projects to continuously driving efficiencies and process improvements across all workstreams
  • Work with colleagues in corporate finance projects / due diligence
  • Acquisition accounting (including the valuation of intangible assets) and onboarding of new subsidiaries


The most important thing for our forward-looking retail client is to find the right culture fit, however, newly qualified ACA / ACCA accountants may be asked to show an ability to exhibit some of the following skills:

  • A sound technical knowledge base - IFRS and UK GAAP
  • Experience in the production of statutory accounts under FRS 101 or FRS 102 preferable
  • Strong excel skills
  • Flexible / pragmatic approach
  • Ability to manage competing deadlines and priorities
  • Self-starter with initiative and drive to challenge status quo
  • Have a commercial outlook and an understanding of how accounting standards are applied in a commercial retail context
  • A down to earth, eager to learn ACA / ACCA newly qualified professional from practice who wants to work with some of the best in the business!

Job Offer

This brilliant ACA / ACCA newly qualified first time mover role can offer a £40,000 - £45,000 base salary, along with some fantastic perks & an ability to progress your career quickly in a supportive, fun environment.

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