Group Accountant

Robert Half
60000.00 GBP Annual + GBP50000 - GBP55000 per annum + N/a
18 Jul 2017
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Robert Half are recruiting for a qualified Group Accountant based in Northampton for a leading services business. The candidate will be a natural problem solver and with a strong technical background from an audit background


The role of Group Accountant in Northampton includes but is not limited to:
  • Preparation of timely and accurate monthly consolidated financial reporting including review of Group companies submissions ensuring compliance with Group policies, UK GAAP
  • Accounting stewardship of holding company including budgeting, monthly reporting, statutory reporting, ledger management, account reconciliations and recharges to group companies as necessary
  • Manage the reporting timetable for actuals, budgets and forecasts with a view to reducing the time taken to report
  • Review and control the intercompany agreement and reconciliation process
  • Oversight of group loans and current account balances
  • Review and control of the account reconciliation process including improvements in group processes and controls
  • Assist with production of subsidiary, including dormant company, statutory accounts and preparation of the Group consolidated statutory report
  • Support and facilitate the year end process including liaison with the Group's external auditors
  • Liaison with Groups tax advisors and subsidiaries to ensure tax information complete and accurate, ultimately leading to the production of the group tax notes
  • Production of tax pack for holding company
  • Lead in the preparation, consolidation and reporting of budgets and forecasts
  • Liaison with the Group Treasurer to ensure completeness and accuracy of cash flow reporting
  • Internal audit and balance sheet review of subsidiaries in line with Group requirements
  • Close cooperation and communication with respective Finance leads of each business
  • Providing key support to the Group Financial Controller and the Group Finance Director

Skills & Attributes
  • Ambitious qualified accountant, preferably ACA or ACCA, with experience in the profession
  • Proven management, communication and leadership skills
  • Drive and ability to continuously improve processes and procedures
  • Strong customer orientation and comfortable liaising with both finance and non-finance leaders
  • Ability to manage numerous conflicting priorities, work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Excellent IT and systems skills (Microsoft Excel & word, Google, Sun)

The role is paying up to 70k plus bens

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply.