Group Reporting Accountant

Job Title: Group Reporting Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Crewe
Salary: Competitive
Reference: 766
Contact Name: Sarah Haynes
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 29, 2019 10:41

Job Description

Due to ongoing growth, Radius Payment Solutions, a leading global fleet management company, are looking for a Group Reporting Accountant to join our Finance team at our head office in Crewe, Cheshire. 

We are seeking an experienced individual to join our growing Finance team to bring further integrity, consistency and rigour to our finance reporting and processes as the business evolves. This role will concentrate on the provision of financial reporting to the group and the development of an internal audit function.


Why choose Radius? What makes us different?

  • Fast growing, global company with over 1400 employees across 14 countries.
  • 19th in UK Top Track 100 companies. 
  • Innovative, technology driven culture.
  • New global headquarters with onsite gym, restaurant, games facilities based in Crewe. 
  • Fantastic opportunities for ongoing development, training and career progression.
  • Secondment opportunities to work in our international offices.


What will you be doing as a Group Reporting Accountant?

External Audit

  • Assist the Group Finance Manager in the annual audit and statutory accounts preparation process including:

    • Preparation of statutory accounts for all UK and Ireland legal entities under local GAAP;

    • Preparation of the Group’s consolidated statutory accounts under both FRS102 and IFRS;

    • Liaising with external auditors during the audit process to ensure information is complete and available according to the agreed Group audit timetable;

    • Liaising with overseas external lawyers regarding the drafting, signing and filing of statutory documentation;

    • Responsibility for filing all UK statutory accounts on time at Companies House;

    • Preparation of technical papers for audit considering the impact under both FRS102 and IFRS; and

    • Identification and communication of new legal requirements for external reporting. 

Month-End Reporting

  •  Preparation of the month-end consolidation of the Radius Group and production of supporting schedules;
  • Preparation of budget and forecasting submissions relating to the consolidation to the FP&A team;

  • Ensuring acquisitions are correctly integrated into the consolidation in a timely manner;

  • Preparation of the quarterly Covenant tests and completion of Compliance certificates for submission to the Banks; and

  • Ensuring consistency of mapping of nominal ledger codes from individual statutory accounts to Group accounts and across each entity, including the review and maintenance of nominal ledger codes.

Audit and Business Assurance

  • Development and maintenance of a Group Policy document, ensuring consistency of accounting treatment across the Group;

  • Review of audit findings and control documents on a timely basis to ensure actions are taken to reduce / eliminate these in subsequent years;

  • Review and documentation of processes and controls throughout the business to identify efficiencies and improvements, providing recommendations and monitoring the implementation of any findings; and

  • Testing controls throughout the year to mitigate risk and proposing improvements to the control framework and operation of controls. 


  • Provide technical support and advice to the wider Finance team on accounting treatments such as new products, revenue streams, new financing structures and accounting standard changes;

  • Assisting in the integration of acquisitions from a Financial reporting perspective;

  • Assisting the Group Finance Manager with other ad-hoc Projects as required (e.g. ERP implementation); and

  • Providing coaching to the Assistant Group Reporting Accountant.


Experience required:

  • Experience of working in a Group function desirable;

  • Audit background desirable;

  • Experience of working within a fast-paced entrepreneurial business desirable.


Particular skills / aptitude required:

  • Ability to build a strong rapport with members of the Finance Team and the wider business teams.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Able to work under pressure and effectively prioritise to achieve strict deadlines and targets.

  • Ability to work in a team-orientated, collaborative environment.

  • Good problem-solving abilities.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to deliver to a high standard.

  • Thrives on challenge and accountability.


What benefits do we offer? 

  • Excellent training and coaching.

  • Annual salary review and bonus scheme.

  • Opportunities for ongoing development and progression.

  • Brand new office with onsite canteen and gym.

  • Secondment opportunities to work in our international offices.

  • Local and online discounts including corporate gym membership and discounted restaurants.

  • 22 days holiday plus bank holidays (increasing with each year of service to a maximum of 25 days.

  • Pension, company sick pay and life assurance.

  • Service Awards.

  • Employee Assistance Programme.

  • Cycle to Work.

  • Ability to deliver to a high standard.

  • Thrives on challenge and accountability.