Group Accountant

Job Title: Group Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Healthcare
Reference: JN -032021-2174242_1614870788
Contact Name: Jordan Davenport-Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 04, 2021 15:13

Job Description

Group Accountant role with a PE-backed International Education Group. Broad group role with projects, acquisition accounting + business partnering. £60K + Bonus. London.

Client Details

The Client

My client is a PE-backed education group that have a very acquisitive growth plan and as such have gone through rapid global expansion in recent years. As a high-growth international group, they are a prestigious brand and the business' growth has created space in the finance team for a newly-created Group Accountant role.

The London group finance function is a streamline but diverse team (15 heads) and this will be a broad role with great growth potential. They also have a great work-from-home policy and finance typically look to be in the office 1-2 days per week in normal times.


The Role

Reporting into the Group Reporting Manager, this Group Accountant role will have the following key responsibilities:

  • Ownership of Group Reporting: Month End, Statutory Reporting as well as oversight of Group Budgets/Forecasts + Analysis
  • Business Partnering: act as business partner to local finance teams including advisory (majority finance but some non-finance senior stakeholders)
  • Project Work: acquisition accounting/acquisition integrations, systems improvements (recently implemented NetSuite), ongoing development of processes/controls, any ad hoc analysis/reporting as required
  • Mentoring: support of junior team members (part-qualified)
  • Languages: opportunity to use multilingual skills within the role or opportunity to develop multilingual skills if of interest (Spanish in particular)


What's Needed

  • ACA/ACCA qualified or equivalent
  • Strong technical accounting background (multinational group, consolidations, audit, controls etc.)
  • Great interpersonal skills (able to manage multiple senior stakeholders across different geographic locations)
  • Strong excel skills
  • Multilingual or Bilingual abilities desirable
  • Previous use of NetSuite highly beneficial
  • Able to commute to Central London 1-2 days per week (as/when offices reopen)

Job Offer

What's On Offer

  • Up to £60,000 experience dependent
  • Bonus
  • Private Medical
  • Varied role within a growth team and expanding business