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Group Financial Accountant (6 Month FTC)

Michael Page
England, West Sussex, Chichester
GBP55000 - GBP65000 per annum
Closing date
4 Nov 2022

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Retail and wholesale
Salary band
£50,000 - £60,000, £60,000 - £70,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
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Job Details

  • Position within a fantastic FMCG team
  • Excellent work culture with a brilliant team.

Client Details

Based in Chichester, our client are one of the UK's leading FMCG brands. They boast a full 360 degree production line, ensuring maximum quality in their product. They require a Group Finance Accountant to join their ranks, and assist in ensuring all financial reporting is completed efficiently.


Group Finance Accountant:

  • Prepare accurate and timely monthly consolidated management accounts, consolidated budgets and forecasts, including review of Group companies submissions for 15 entities (UK and European)
  • Enhance reporting of consolidated information as required by management
  • Manage the reporting timetable for actuals, budgets and forecasts, with a view to improving the time taken and quality of reporting
  • Undertake technical review of accounting standards and assess their impact on Group accounting policies and reporting
  • Develop the financial reporting processes
  • Prepare annual statutory accounts for 6 UK entities, including consolidated statutory accounts of the group
  • Coordinate the Group audit process and be the primary point of contact with external auditors
  • Manage and develop Finance Assistant
  • Provide advice and support to the Group Financial Controller on all accounting and statutory reporting matters and involvement in ad-hoc projects as necessary
  • Ensure compliance with regulations


Group Finance Accountant:

  • Qualified accountant with at least 1-2+ years PQE
  • Experience of group financial reporting, statutory accounts production and consolidation is essential
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment with international exposure is desirable
  • Experience of audit, financial controls review, and process improvement is desirable
  • A good knowledge of IFRS is essential and corporation tax desirable
  • Advanced level of Excel skills and competent with ERP systems (IFS desirable)
  • Ability to manage staff Knowledge of production of budgets and forecasts
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build strong relationships with business and external partners
  • Excellent communicator and able to influence others
  • Ability to communicate succinctly and explain complex financial issues to others
  • High level of customer service awareness. Ability to think flexibly, with strong problem- solving skills and enthusiasm to improve processes
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good work ethic, honest, proactive, confident, and self-motivated
  • Organised, able to prioritise effectively and deadline focused
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and deliver under pressure

Job Offer

Salary: £55,000.00-£65,000.00 (Permanent Equivalent)


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Michael Page has pioneered a unique, consultative approach to recruitment, enabling us to find the best fit between our client’s needs and the candidate’s experience and abilities. With an emphasis on delivering results and establishing long-term relationships, our consultants waive commission in favour of quarterly profit share – that means impartial career advice and an entire team pulling together on your behalf.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 164 offices in 34 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package.

We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career. Take this opportunity to browse our accounting, tax and treasury jobs to find out more about our specific expertise:
• Industry and commerce
• Financial services
• Public and not-for-profit
• Taxation
• Specialist markets
• Treasury
• Newly qualified ACA

Alternatively, if you're looking to hire, please send us a job brief or get in touch to find out how our track record could add value to your recruitment process”

Visit the Michael Page website for more information

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