Financial Planning & Reporting Accountant (Group Finance)

The Role

The role is Financial Planning & Reporting Accountant, to work within an experienced Group Finance team of 6. The team deals with the preparation and analysis of the Group’s monthly, quarterly and annual financial results, as well as with fixed assets, lease accounting, tax, treasury, audit, and other group projects including all external stakeholder reporting. Group Finance is part of a wider finance and procurement team of over 50 people. The role reports to the Group Accountant and will work closely with a range of members within the wider business.

The primary responsibilities will include:

Quarterly reporting process, both internal to the Exec Board and external to the key stakeholders;

Year-end routine in relation to financial statements, including year-end accounting adjustments and being a point of contact with the external auditors;

Preparation of annual statutory financial statements for all companies within the Group, under IFRS and UK GAAP, including iXBRL requirements;

Tax process, including data preparation for computations and review of consequent outputs and calculation of quarterly and annual corporation and deferred tax;

Internal controls design and effectiveness reviews;

Provide solutions to accounting issues;

Provide support on project modelling, refinancing and any other corporate finance projects;

Assist with the annual 5 year business plan process including maintaining models and

documenting assumptions; and

Ad hoc assignments.

The Candidate

The following attributes and skills are desirable to the role:

ACA/ACCA qualified;

Clear understanding of current accounting / technical issues including IFRS;

Sound “hands on” accounting background;

Questioning and analytical nature, looking to understand the numbers rather than just prepare them;

Investment appraisal experience preferred;

Strong communication skills;

Strong IT skills including using spreadsheets; and

Ability to liaise confidently with all levels of management outside of finance.

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