Group Accountant - FTSE 100 Branding Business (Paddington)

  • Location:

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Part-Qualified Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £35000 - £38000 per annum + Study Support and Bonus

  • Contact:

    Louis Nwosu-Hope

  • Contact email:

    Louis.Nwosu-Hope@goodmanmasson.com

  • Job ref:

    28052019lnh1_1559053587

  • Published:

    29 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-06-27

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

About The Role

Role Title

  • Group Accountant

Location

  • Paddington, London

Reports to

  • Finance Manager

Direct Reports

  • None

Role Summary

· This position is primarily responsible for the financial accounting for a number of head office companies within the Group, and other privately held companies

Key Responsibilities & main stakeholders

Key Responsibilities

General ledger management:

  • General maintaining and running of the accounting records of a number of Head Office amd family-owned companies, which may include operating companies and investment holding companies in the UK and overseas (the allocation of which may change as the Group's activities develop)
  • Prepare the month-end close (accruals, prepayments etc.)
  • Complete Balance Sheet Accounts Reconciliations
  • Quarterly VAT returns
  • Approval of purchase orders / invoices to ensure correct coding by the central AP team / business users
  • Review of monthly accounts prior to submission to Finance Business Partner and FP&A Manager; responding to and resolving their queries
  • Raising sales and recharge invoices where necessary, and managing the sales ledger/aged debtors
  • Preparing statutory accounts including full audit files, and liaising with auditors where necessary
  • Preparing supporting analyses for Group consolidation (e.g. group intercompany reconciliation and balance sheet notes)
  • Liaising with tax team on tax return queries for allocated companies
  • Ad hoc tasks depending on other needs related to transaction processing, procurement or finance projects; and oversight and review of accounting records prepared by external accounting providers where relevant

Key Stakeholders

  • Group Financial Controller
  • Finance Managers
  • Business Partners and FP&A Manager
  • Head of Finance
  • Tax team
  • Statutory Auditors

Experience

This role is financial accounting oriented. The role holder must be able to demonstrate the following knowledge and experience:

  • Journal preparation and posting
  • Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Understanding of foreign currency transactions
  • VAT returns
  • Statutory Accounts preparation
  • Preparation of audit files and liaising with auditors
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook

Other preferred (but not essential) experience includes:

  • Experience using Unit4 accounting system and any accounts preparation software

Skills & Qualifications

Key Skills

  • Quick learner, proactive, flexible
  • Ability to meet deadlines and take responsibility for own work
  • Attention to detail
  • Sound technical knowledge
  • Good communicator, team player

Qualifications

· Studying ACCA, CIMA or ACA/CA

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