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Group Accountant

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Posted on Aug 3, 2022 by CV-Library

Camden Town with Primrose Hill, Greater London, United Kingdom
Accountancy
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Our client has outlets in 36 countries around the world; from the UK to Australia. They have experienced and established teams in all of these countries with local experts who are in touch with the market and ensure that the brands and service they offer are right for the local customer. Thanks to their global scale they can take ideas and innovations from the other side of the globe and share these with you. They certainly can create completely new and ground-breaking concepts based on their huge depth of food and beverage knowledge.

Location: Hybrid – 2 to 3 days in London
Salary: Up to £55k per annum

The role of the Group Accountant will involve working closely and effectively with both the in-country and group finance teams. This is particularly important during the half year and year end process, where the successful candidate will support the Group Head of Financial Reporting and the Group Financial Reporting Manager to ensure that the external audit process runs smoothly and will assist in the preparation of the group consolidated statutory accounts.

Key responsibilities will involve:

To review the completeness and accuracy of IFRS 16 submissions on a monthly and quarterly basis working collaboratively with the relevant finance in-country teams to investigate unexpected items.
To review IFRS-16 related in-country controls on a monthly and quarterly basis.
To produce the Group IFRS 16 section of the consolidation on a quarterly basis and to own this process for the group at half-year and year end and liaising with external auditors.
To ensure that the interest charge on Group’s external loan is completely and accurately recorded in each of the individual Financing companies (UK and overseas).
Preparation of monthly head office entities accounting packs.
Maintain accurate accounting records for head office companies.
Production of monthly management accounts for head office companies.
Reporting of head office costs and intercompany recharges.
To identify and own projects relating to improvements in the reporting process, including controls and systems.
Completing analytical reviews of entities within the company, often in person, and producing reports for Group management identifying risks and findings from the review.
Research into technical accounting issues and preparation of accounting papers justifying policy positions for external auditors and divisions.
Preparation of intercompany reports and elimination journals on a monthly basis and ensuring accuracy of intercompany reporting in the group consolidation system. This will include co-ordinating with UK and overseas finance teams to ensure any discrepancies are identified and resolved on a timely basis.
the completeness of monthly reporting submissions by the group companies in the consolidation system and ensuring that any discrepancies are identified and resolved on a timely basis.
Preparation of various reports under the group’s external debt agreement on a monthly basis.
Assistance in review and reporting of monthly head office cost reports in preparation of head office cost budget and forecast as well as monthly head office budget vs actual reviews.
Processing invoices and posting various journal entries as required
Assisting Group Financial Reporting Manager in the preparation of Group and Head office entities’ financial statements.
Dealing with ad hoc requests from the Group Financial Controller, Group Head of Financial Reporting, Group Financial Reporting Manager and other senior managers as required.
Our ideal applicant will have the following skills/knowledge:

ACA qualified accountant within the audit practice of a Big 4 firm
Experience of auditing complex consolidations with listed companies
Strong record of academic achievement.
Knowledge of the IFRS and UK GAAP
Strong systems proficiency, particularly the use of Excel spreadsheets
Knowledge of SAP, ALEA, eSift have been appointed as the resource partner and we are managing this role on behalf of our client. To apply for this position please click on the “apply now” button below. Your CV will then be held on our central database, if for any reason you do not wish us to retain your details please contact us via (url removed)

Reference: 217272777

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