Group Accountant

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    FMCG & Retail

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £250 - £325 per day

  • Contact:

    Elizabeth Price

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


I'm currently recruiting for a Group Accountant to join a luxury retailer.

Working as part of the Group Financial Reporting team, covering a range of activities, including monthly end reporting responsibilities, year-end and interim statutory group reporting responsibilities, and other ad hoc project work as required.

Key Responsibilities of the Group Accountant

Monthly analysis and review

  • Liaising with regional finance teams and other business partners to obtain relevant information for preparation of month end close journals
  • Responsibility for preparation of monthly centrally controlled accounting adjustments, including both the calculation and posting of these adjustments
  • Preparation of monthly analysis and reporting schedules to support month end journals
  • Ad hoc monthly reporting as required
  • Month end rates reporting (on a rota basis)

Forecasting and budgeting

  • Responsibility for preparation of centrally controlled accounting adjustments for forecast and/or budget periods, for submission in to the group FP&A team
  • Preparation of analysis and reporting schedules for inclusion into the forecast / budget reporting pack to support the forecast / budget submission
  • Ad hoc analysis to support scenario reporting, as required.

Statutory Reporting

  • Review of regional interim and year-end submissions
  • Review and analysis of specific group consolidated balance sheet accounts
  • Preparation of specific note disclosures for the group consolidated statutory accounts
  • Performing consistency and accuracy checks on draft group consolidated statutory accounts
  • Liaison with external auditors where necessary
  • Preparation of schedules to support Audit Committee papers as required

This role would suit a newly qualified ACA from an audit background.


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