Senior Group Accountant

Job Title: Senior Group Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 800909_1518782107
Contact Name: Alicia Loates
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 16, 2018 11:55

Job Description

About the Role:

Financial Accounting & Reporting (60%)

  • Support the preparation and review of all monthly Actuals reporting (P&L and Balance Sheet) is compliant with IFRS and Group accounting policies.
  • Support the preparation and review of accurate and timely consolidated financial accounts to the Parent company Finance team.
  • Support the development of new reporting formats and analytical tools with the Group consolidation system team, to drive improved compliance and efficiency.
  • Support the review of new IFRS requirements and/or regulatory issues and recommend how the business should prepare to meet them.
  • Support the development of the Group accounting policies, ensuring they evolve with the business and driving adherence globally.
  • Ensure the company consolidated statutory accounts are completed and filed on time.
  • Support the roll out of a robust Financial Accounting and Reporting control environment that adheres to the Group policies and embeds best practice across the business.

Technical Advice (15%)

  • Provide best in class technical accounting advice to the business through written technical accounting papers.
  • Support the identification and mitigation of accounting risks across the Group
  • Support ad hoc analysis as required by the Global teams, including Exec, Treasury, Tax, M&A, IT, Internal Audit, Legal and HR.

External Audit (15%)

  • Support the group audit process, working with the external audit team, are provided with high quality information, ensuring the audit is completed on time and with ever-reducing number of audit differences.
  • Support the completion of the local statutory accounts in your designated region, ensuring they are filed on time and they can be reconciled to the group consolidation system (BPC).

Finance team development (10%)

  • Be an active part of the Group Finance team, support the development of a professional, high performing function.

About the Person:

  • Qualified ACA accountant with experience of a global Financial Accounting and Reporting experience in a fast paced, ambitious and multinational environment within a FTSE100-sized company
  • Proven experience of technical accounting, with proven capability to communicate financial accounting requirements to stakeholders
  • Strong communication, influencing, collaboration and relationship building skills across global cultures
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Demonstrate being curious, robust and shrewd, driving improved financial accounting discipline within a business
  • Desire to drive improvements in the end-to-end financial accounting and reporting process
  • Experience of acquisitions accounting is an advantage.
  • Fluent English language skills
  • Other languages an advantage
  • Knowledge of the Media or Digital sectors an advantage but not a requirement.

If you are interested in the position and believe you have the appropriate skill set please do not hesistate to apply.