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Senior Group Accountant

Job description

The Consultancy Group are currently partnered with a global Market Research company, who is looking for a Senior Group Reporting Accountant.

The successful candidate, will join the Group Finance team in their London office. Reporting to the Head of Group Finance, playing a critical role in managing our global accounting consolidation process.

Main responsibilities:

  • Preparation of the group consolidation of over 30 entities
  • Preparation of Group and Parent Co ETBs and supporting schedules at year-end and half year
  • Assist with production of the back half of the Annual Report & Accounts including primary statements and disclosures.
  • Ensure that intercompany balances are effectively eliminated.
  • Provide analysis for trading and below the line FX in the income statement.
  • Monitor the month-end timetable to ensure compliance across the finance teams and timely reporting of the month-end numbers to senior management.
  • Preparation of the monthly Group management pack for the Board
  • Review of Group intercompany matrix, and following up discrepancies with transactional teams
  • Maintain reconciliations for below the line income statement items ie exceptional costs and interest
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations for other Group items (ie leases)
  • Prepare and maintain acquisition accounting entries.
  • Lead income statement and balance sheet review calls with regional teams
  • Assist with maintaining schedules for share-based payments and share based payment accounting entries.
  • Support projects to standardise and improve financial controls across the group.
  • Assist internal and external auditors with audit requests.

As Senior Group Accountant, you will:

  • Qualified ACA (or equivalent) from a Top 20 accountancy firm
  • 2+ years PQE in industry with experience of IFRS and financial consolidation
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Experience of preparing financial statements and disclosures under IFRS
  • Experience of using NetSuite, Adaptive Planning and Power BI desirable but not essential
  • Exposure to share-based payments accounting desirable.
  • Strong communication skills and service orientation/responsiveness
  • Deal with audit questions (previous experience as an auditor would be very useful)
  • Accounting for acquisitions and goodwill
  • Experience in preparing preliminary results statement.