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Accountancy & Finance

Group Financial Accountant Permanent

I have the pleasure of recruiting a Group Financial Accountant for a large niche business located in Cumbria.

Reporting to the Group Financial Controller, your responsibilities will include:

  • The preparation of management accounts, budgets and forecasts for all non-trading companies including the holding companies.
  • The preparation of consolidated group management accounts, budgets and forecasts in conjunction with the Group Financial Controller, extending the use of our budgeting and reporting software (Khalix).
  • Review of all subsidiary management accounts, budgets and forecasts to ensure consistency and accuracy.
  • Preparation of the Group statutory accounts and all Company statutory accounts to agreed timescales.
  • Preparation of a monthly rolling three-month cash flow forecast for the group including the detailed preparation of the forecasts.
  • Submission of weekly bank facilities report.
  • Submission of weekly cash flow reports measured against the current forecast.
  • The calculation of company car allowances taking into account current personal tax rules.
  • Liaison with our external auditors for interim and year end audits.

KEY TASKS

  • To prepare in conjunction with the Group Financial Controller – (fully consolidated) management accounts pack according to the agreed reporting timetable.
  • To prepare in conjunction with the Group Financial Controller consolidated yearend financial accounts pack according to the agreed reporting timetable.
  • To prepare the Group statutory accounts to a standard and timescale to allow full review prior to submission.
  • To prepare all Company statutory accounts to a standard and timescale to allow full review prior to submission.
  • Liaise with the external auditors in the audit of the statutory accounts.

KEY SKILLS

  • An expertise in group consolidations, ideally with experience of using accounting consolidation packages.
  • Strong financial modelling skills, expected to be experienced in the use of advanced functions in Microsoft Excel.
  • Up to date knowledge on current and proposed accounting standards.
  • Experience of best of breed accounting systems (eg JD Edwards, Computron, Oracle, Coda, Dream, Lawson, SAP etc) and comfortable with the use and enhancement of such systems from a finance user perspective.
  • Experience in producing detailed receipts and payments cash flow forecasts.
  • Knowledge of hedging foreign currency exposure both transitional and by means of primary forward and option contracts.
  • Involvement in the annual audit process for a group of companies.
  • Good working knowledge of basic UK tax compliance rules.

 

Great personal career development opportunities exist for the successful applicant.

Job Overview

  • Date Posted: Posted 1 month ago
  • Location: Carlisle
  • Job Title: Group Financial Accountant
  • Salary: £DOE - DOE
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