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Group Accountant

Job Title: Group Accountant
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Royston
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Extensive Package
REF: GRPACC1607_1626431129
Contact Name: Guy Barwell
Contact Email:
Job Published: 13 days ago

Job Description

Group Accountant
Royston, Hertfordshire
£65,000 + Bonus + Generous Pension + Health + Excellent Benefits Package

We have an exciting opportunity to join this market leading international business that is growing at a rapid pace within an expanding global market through innovative new product development, investment and acquisition / joint ventures.

Reporting into the Group Financial Controller this role offers an excellent opportunity for someone moving straight out of practice at Audit Manager level or someone already working within industry and seeking to progress their career within a rapidly growing business where they will gain a step up in responsibility and scope.

This role will help the business develop in a way that will allow it to grow its profit sustainably via organic growth and non-organic projects and ventures, while maintaining effective financial control.

The Group Accountant will have significant responsibility within the Group for the quality and efficiency of core finance processes and for the quality of its financial reporting.

The business offers a very competitive package including a bonus plan, generous pension contribution, private health, generous holiday allowance, income protection, life assurance, travel insurance and more.

About the role:

*Support Group financial controller over broad finance remit;
*Play a key role in helping this business move to an on time every time no surprises routine of high quality reporting;
*Play a key role in and role model good practice in continuous improvement of financial/ business processes.
*Be main point of contact for group year-end close process, including preparation of annual statutory accounts and liaison with auditors and remote subsidiaries / associates
*Contribute to production of monthly consolidated management accounts, ensuring numbers are accurate and comply with group policies and FRS102 such that year-end adjustments are kept to a minimum;
*Manage year end processes.
*Contribute to production of annual budget and quarterly forecasts;
*Become a lead user of the ERP system. Identify and implement system enhancements.
*Corporate tax compliance, including liaison with the Group's tax advisors
*Contribute to design and implementation of group-wide controls improvements and internal balance sheet review programmes;
*Provide technical accounting expertise and support;
*Support for ad hoc tasks as required, likely to include loan covenant reporting, preparation of R&D tax credit claims, support for enhanced capital allowance claims and others.

What we are looking for;

*ACA or ACCA qualified
*Strong technical capabilities - Financial reporting and consolidation, Tax and FX.
*Would suit someone looking to make their first move from practice or someone looking for their 2nd move in commerce.
*Continuous Improvement mindset - drives change
*Self-starter with high standards, willing to set own agenda.
*Strong communication skills, able to interact with all levels in the organisation
*Disciplined and well-organised. Able to manage a broad agenda and keep to deadlines
*Embraces best practice. Used to working with tools beyond Excel
*A sharp eye for detail

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