Group Accountant

Holland Park
£30,000 - £39,999
20 Aug 2019
09 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
Clara is looking for a Group Accountant to oversee the accounting roles of our holding company and subsidiary companies. The position is part-time, 2 to 3 days a week and will report directly to Senior Management.

  • Prepare consolidated month-end accounts for multiple Group entities (including foreign branch accounts) including Profit and Loss accounts, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow.
  • Ensure robust GL controls are in place and that all Balance Sheet accounts are reconciled on a regular basis.
  • Issue month-end and quarter-end close timetable in consultation with the Finance Director.
  • Ensures appropriate statutory reporting in compliance with applicable rules.
  • Act as focal point for statutory audits.
  • Prepare ad-hoc finance reports as requested by Senior Management.
  • Review and check ledger reconciliations ensuring timely follow up or appropriate escalation.
  • Ensure that financial procedures are up to date and understood.
  • Ensure appropriate monthly accrual process is in place and review accruals for reasonableness.
  • Prepare and submit VAT returns in accordance with applicable regulations.
  • Prepare and submit invoices based on requests, prepare periodic Accounts Receivable reports, follow-up for collection and recording receipts.
  • Settle Accounts Payables - expense claims, supplier bills and other purchases - and record transactions.
  • Record expenses incurred from petty cash float maintained in the office.

We are looking for someone who is ACA/ACCA or CIMA-qualified, preferably with group company experience. Extra points for experience in either audit or financial accounts.

Skills and Qualifications:
  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience, preferably in a startup environment
  • Experience in a software company
  • Demonstrable expertise in the use of Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of the Xero accounting package preferable
  • Research skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Understanding of EU data privacy standards

About Clara:

We are an international team of lawyers and technologists, working to reinvent the startup law experience from the ground up. We graduated from the Techstars Dubai class of 2019, closing a $2M seed round before expanding into London.

Our platform launches in October 2019. You can learn more about us at