Group Financial Accountant

Job Title: Group Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: 60000
Contact Name: Andrew Setchell
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 04, 2018 11:06

Job Description

Group Financial Accountant 

Our client is a  FTSE 250 income-focused UK-REIT, and they are seeking a Group Financial Accountant to join their Group Reporting team.

Qualifications/ experience (highly preferable but not all essential)

  • ACA Qualified Accountant
  • Big 4 background with audit experience and exposure to medium/large clients
  • 2-3 years post-qualification experience
  • Exposure to Real Estate Investment companies
  • Exposure to a Listed Group


  • Strong academic background
  • Technical accounting knowledge (IFRS, UK GAAP/FRS 101)
  • Financial and management accounts preparation and consolidation
  • KPI analysis and commentary of performance against budget/forecast
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Yardi or Sage software experience an advantage

Soft skills

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong numeracy skills and attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Good team player with personal initiative
  • Effective leadership and delegation skills


  • Integral involvement in Group external reporting process (Interim and Year-end):
  • Assistance with preparation of results announcement and additional inputs for Annual Report
  • Preparation of accounting papers on technical accounting issues and major transactions
  • Involvement in quarterly Group consolidation and Board reporting:
  • Integral involvement in the consolidation process and ongoing development of the automated Yardi consolidation tools
  • Review and sign-off of Group consolidation journals prepared by team members
  • Input to and review of Group consolidation completion and variance analyses for management review
  • Preparation of financial statements for subsidiaries/sub-groups in accordance with IFRS/UK GAAP (FRS 101)
  • Integral involvement in Group and subsidiary audits
  • Assistance with maintenance and development of robust financial controls and general improvements to finance function
  • General support to Head of Group Reporting
  • Integral involvement in European reporting, including coordinating with European property managers and accountants to meet tight deadlines
  • Ad hoc requests from Management, including Deputy CEO, CFO and Head of Finance
  • Financial reporting support for transactions and input into market updates and investor collateral
  • Integral involvement in loan compliance and input into improvement to leverage and debt finance metrics

Reporting lines

  • Reporting directly to Head of Group Reporting
  • Working closely with the Head of Finance and the CFO
  • Exposure to Deputy CEO and Asset Management team