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Job Description:

The position of Group Accountant has been created to lead the accounting and financial reporting activities across the Group, playing a pivotal role in the organisation's immense growth plans.

 

Reporting to the Head of Finance and managing functionally one Finance Manager, the role includes:

 

Subsidiaries of the Group outside the UK:

  • Oversee all financial transactions for the 16 subsidiaries across EME and US, reviewing Trial Balances, Reconciliations and Annual Financial Statements.
  • Review bank reconciliation and aging reports prepared by the AP Manager.
  • Review payroll reconciliations.
  • Post and review Project Revenue and Cost accruals.
  • Reconcile intercompany accounts.
  • Oversee VAT submissions and CIT calculations (prepared by external tax advisors)
  • Participate in external annual audits of various entities within the Group, ensuring compliance with accounting principles and industry regulations.

 

Group Accounting:

  • Prepare the group consolidation (in Excel, not automated) including all adjustments to UK Gaap.
  • Experience with Navison or D365 Business Central
  • Lead and support the group audit, ensuring compliance with accounting principles and industry regulations.
  • Define the timelines and agree with the auditors.
  • Set up timelines for closings, communicate and enforce its adherence to.
  • Ensure adherence to accounting policies by training users and auditing transactions from time to time.

Qualifications:

  • Qualified accountant with a recognized professional accounting body (ACA/ACCA or CIMA).
  • Previous experience in Consolidation of Accounts and preparation of Group Statutory Financial Statements and Parent Company Statutory Accounts.
  • Experience in leading and implementing hard closings.
  • Experience with consolidation of subsidiaries in multi-currencies.
  • In-depth knowledge of UK Gaap or IFRS.
  • Proven expertise in overseeing the external audits with a keen attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Business Central (or similar ERP), advanced excel.

 

 

This role does require travel up to 3 days a week in Buntingford.

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation

    No

  • Industry Sector Accountancy
  • Years Experience

    2+ years

  • Career Level

    Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)

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