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Group Financial Accountant - Sports Media - London

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 11 months ago

  • Sector: finance
  • Type: hybrid
  • Contact: Elisha Demeester
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  • Start Date: asap
  • Expiry Date: 23 August 2023
  • Job Ref: BH - 1024072023

We have a really exciting opportunity with growing Sports business for a fully qualified accountant to join the team on a permanent full time basis based in their HQ in the heart of London. A successful candidate will be 2 years post qualified experience with around 1 to 2 years industry, who has experience working at Group Level.

This role is responsible for a plethora of financial duties working very closely with senior management and acts as an integral role within the division whilst they go through an exciting time of growth and development.

Based in London, you will be offered a autonomous role, hybrid working surrounded by a fantastic team and industry leaders.


  • Coordinate and communicate month end timetables to group, chase where necessary
  • Group month end P&L and balance sheet variance analysis
  • Review of individual subsidiaries' submissions
  • Review at overall group level including group BS ie goodwill, intangibles
  • Specific look at eg holding companies where no one really has ownership
  • Group reserves reconciliation - identify where dividend traps (ie insufficient reserves to pay out dividends)
  • Assist with monthly board reports - create slides, check numbers, collate subsidiary-level commentary and do group-level commentary
  • Group financial accounting - eg consol adjustments, running inter-co adjustments on NS, posting of any acquisition journals
  • Create and maintain group schedule by subsidiary of intangibles, goodwill, deferred tax etc
  • Preparation of group statutory accounts and notes
  • Review of subsidiary statutory accounts
  • Review of local GAAPs to AASB
  • Assisting with group audit queries ie acquisition accounting
  • Historic tidy-up work
  • Inter-company elimination and reconciliation - keep on top of it during month and not just month end. Both balance sheet and P&L, trading vs financing.
  • Assistance with Transfer Pricing, inter-company loan documentation, etc
  • Group Cash flow consolidation - coordinate, review, prepare reports


  • Ideally a fully qualified accountant with at least 2 years post qualified experience
  • A background in Media or Sports would be ideal but not essential
  • Experience working in Practice with at least 1/2 years in industry is also very beneficial
  • Ideally experience of groups/acquisitions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Hands on and a great brand ambassador with a genuine passion for the industry
  • Great IT including Excel


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