Group Accountant - First move from practice

Job Title: Group Accountant - First move from practice
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Start Date: 18/06/2020
Reference: 14099480/001_1592551697
Contact Name: Michael Ternent
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 19, 2020 08:28

Job Description

Work in the Group Financial Reporting Team in the efficient and timely preparation of the financial reporting deliverables.

Part of a great team and an excellent first move from practice into industry

Client Details

My client, based in Farnborough, is an international market leader


Duties will include:

External reporting:

  • Responsible for separate statutory reporting for group companies
  • Responsible for key statutory reporting notes
  • Responsible for impairment testing in terms of IAS 36 across the group
  • Critical member of the team for the Group's statutory half-year and year-end reporting cycle ensuring business submissions received are materially accurate, produced to deadline and comply with policies and applicable IFRS financial reporting requirements. Deliver a substantial reduction in audit turn-around times through process improvement.

Internal reporting:

  • Responsible for the preparation of the monthly Group consolidated cash flow in the Group's reporting system, liaising with the systems accountant on improving the system cash flow logic
  • Responsible for the preparation of consolidated cash flow forecasts and budgets, working closely with treasury and counterparts in the business
  • Assist with the technical parts of the monthly consolidation such as IFRS 16


  • Assist with the design and implementation of an internal control framework and the related self-assessment, dispensation requests and action plans. Once establish monitor and support the operating effectiveness of this control.

Technical Accounting:

  • Responsible for certain routine and non-routine accounting papers ahead of half year and full year reporting. Assist with updating the accounting manual.

Ad hoc project support:

  • For M&A and process improvements. Identify and propose improvements and efficiencies in existing processes.


To be considered you will be:

Excellent educational background and an ACA /ACCA qualification.

  • Big 4/Top 10 background preferable
  • A high potential individual who has the potential to grow with the organisation and contribute significant value to Group Finance.
  • Good understanding of IFRS and FTSE listed reporting process. Sound technical accounting background including IFRS, FRS 101 and FRS 102
  • Used to work in a time pressured environment.
  • Good demonstrable skills Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good organisation skills and ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Skills to liaise effectively with all levels of management and other regional businesses.
  • Proven experience in analysing complex issues and making decisions in a timely fashion, balancing priorities effectively to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Well organised, with good attention to detail and high levels of intrinsic motivation that manifests itself in a 'can do' attitude and reliable and flexible approach.
  • Good problem solver with intellectual curiosity
  • Good team player, hunger to learn and confident, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Confident and articulate

Job Offer

Package of £45,000 - £55,000 depending on experience