Group Accountant

Job Title: Group Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £53000 - £58000 per annum
Reference: BBBH53104
Contact Name: Dora Bagshaw
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 03, 2016 16:56

Job Description

Job Description

Job Title: Group Accountant

Reports to: Group Financial Controller

Contract: Maternity cover

Location: London

Job Purpose and Context

The Group Accountant will work in the Group Finance team and with be responsible for the preparation of a full reporting and consolidation service at a Group level on a global basis. They will insure production of a full set of financial reporting to all relevant stakeholders on a tight timescale.

The Group Accountant will report into the Group Financial controller and will be responsible for the preparation of financial reporting and analysis to the shareholders. Financial reporting has to be of a PLC standard produced to specified deadlines for external reporting to the market, the Board and regular reporting to shareholders.

Key responsibilities

  • Work closely with regional finance teams to consolidate, analyse and report actual results.
  • Prepare monthly reporting pack to majority parent company ensuring compliance with group policies and the production of accurate, consistent and timely information.
  • Produce financial statements for the group's annual and half year reports.
  • Support the Head of Investor Relations with the preparation of financial information for the board and broader investor community.
  • Manage the preparation of statutory accounts for all UK companies.
  • Work with the Group FP&A team in the production of budget and forecasts.
  • Oversee the general ledger accounting for corporate holding companies.
  • Provide technical accounting advice and monitor changes in accounting standards.
  • Identify and improve processes and controls within the group reporting process.


  • ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent Qualification
  • Listed company consolidation and reporting experience
  • Excellent systems knowledge including SAP
  • Collaborative team player with a personable and confident approach.

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