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Group Accountant

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Recently Qualified Finance
  • Contact: David Mendonca
  • Contact Email: Davidm@cedarrecruitment.com
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 12 June 2021
  • Job Ref: JO0000009244_1620907111

Group Accountant - Education - Central London - £55-60k + 10% bonus

An incredibly successful PE backed multi-site international business in the education space with rapid growth has created a new opportunity for a Group Accountant covering both financial and management reporting.

This exceptionally successful leading business is just over 7 years old and has already grown both organically and through incredibly successful acquisitions, to annual revenues in excess of £500m. With plans to IPO in the next few years there is a real opportunity to get a variety of experience as the business continues to grow rapidly and invest internally - growing the finance team and creating new opportunities for progression.

This new role will support the business during a time of heavy investment into the business and finance function, and help create a solid financial & management reporting function fit for a leading multinational business. The role supports key members of the senior leadership team including the Group FC, Heads of Finance and CFO, and give an individual real ownership and a high profile in Finance with real opportunities for career development.

Summary of key responsibilities:

Financial & Management Reporting

  • Review and consolidation of month end Group submissions, including P&L, Balance Sheet, Cashflow Statement, KPIs
  • Review and consolidation of year end reporting packages and supporting schedules, liaison with subsidiary finance teams to ensure timely and accurate reporting
  • Preparation of Annual Group Consolidated Accounts in accordance with IFRS, including Notes to the Accounts
  • Preparation of UK holding company subsidiary accounts in accordance with FRS 101
  • Operation and annual update of Transfer pricing (management fees, intracompany debt) calculations
  • Management of Intercompany reporting
  • Support further reporting enhancement projects and process improvement initiatives
  • Ensure open communication between Head Office and local finance teams to ensure smooth month end and annual reporting and timely resolution of issues

Internal controls

  • Support initiatives to ensure appropriate financial controls are in place across the Group
  • Support the implementation of consistent balance sheet review and reconciliation processes and procedures across the Group
  • Ensure the business is compliant with all Inspired financial policies and procedures

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • An accountancy qualification ACA/ACCA
  • Strong commercial acumen and financial analysis skills
  • Knowledge of financial controls and management reporting including IFRS from either industry or practice
  • A proactive attitude and someone who can hold their own with senior stakeholders