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Acquisition Accountant

Hays Senior Finance
Oxfordshire, England
GBP65000.0 - GBP75000.0 per annum + £65,000 - £75,000 + bens
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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Salary band
£60,000 - £70,000, £70,000 - £80,000
Contract type
Full Time
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Your new company

Our client is a highly successful business that has experienced extensive growth over the last 10 years. They remain extremely acquisitive, securing 2-4 additional companies every month via their M&A and Corporate Finance team.

Your new role

Reporting to the Head of Acquisition Accounting, you will be responsible for managing acquisitions from successfully integration into the relevant UK business to liquidating the dormant Limited company.

You will have overall responsibility for the integration of all finance activities for new acquisitions and be the key finance contact to support all finance integration related activities. You will ensure that any queries raised in relation to Finance & Accounts are fully understood and that all outstanding issues identified throughout the due diligence process are resolved. The integration of monthly reporting into the core management accounts process in accordance with the group timetable and control of working day one income reports in the initial months fall under your remit, as well as reviewing of acquired businesses accounting policies, identification of variances to group policies (e.g. revenue recognition) and making recommendations for alignment.

You will review recently acquired entities' internal controls and make an initial assessment of the control environment as well as implement group controls in acquired entities. Where the trade of the acquired business is moved to a different legal entity, you will have overall responsibility for the winding down and eventual liquidation of the legal entity.

What you'll need to succeed

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with strong analytical and numerical skills and experience working with multiple accounting & reporting systems. You will be able to build effective and productive working relationships with internal stakeholders and clients across the Group at all levels of the organisation and be highly collaborative with the ability to adapt your style, think on your feet and have a can-do mentality. Excellent organisation skills and the ability to work well in a team are essential.

What you'll get in return

The head office is based in Oxfordshire, but the role can be performed entirely remotely.

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