Group Accountant

Job Title: Group Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
REF: 13/9/2019_1568359944
Contact Name: Charlie Griffiths
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

One of the largest UK-based marketing communications groups, with a turnover of approximately £90m, £50m in fee income, offices across the UK, Asia and the USA, and approximately 500 people.

The group has achieved strong revenue and profit growth over the last 5 years with a focus on building a London hub of agencies and providing clients with a multi-disciplinary offering. Recent performance has attracted a new round of financial investment, with UK-based private equity firm LDC investing in the business earlier this year.

Management expect the group to continue to grow rapidly in the future which will be achieved through a mixture of acquisitions, organic growth and operational efficiencies. We are looking to recruit a highly capable accountant to join the finance team on this journey.

This role will report directly into the Group Financial Controller and will be a key member of the small head office team, helping the business to deliver its goals going forwards.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation and consolidation of the monthly Group cashflow forecasts
  • Reconciliation of intercompany balances and trading across the Group
  • Monthly accounting and reporting for head office cost centres
  • Working with the agency finance teams to ensure accurate and timeous month end submissions
  • Consolidation of Group statutory Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow
  • Preparation of the Group management accounts, including monthly P&L forecasts
  • Managing the Group audit process
  • Preparation of statutory accounts for Group and operating companies
  • Assisting with the Group budget process
  • Tax compliance responsibilities, including corporation tax calculations and VAT submissions
  • Managing various employee benefits policies across the Group
  • Bank administration and daily cash reporting
  • Ad hoc support to Group CFO and CEO on all financial and commercial matters


  • The role would ideally be suited to a newly qualified accountant or someone with 1 years' PQE
  • Excel skills are important and experience with Cognos and Sage are advantageous
  • Strong technical accounting skills with a detailed working knowledge of IFRS is required
  • Highly organised self-starter who is able to roll their sleeves up, demonstrate initiative and manage conflicting deadlines
  • Keen to learn
  • Able to adapt to situations which might be new to them
  • Strong communication skills to build effective working relationships with other finance staff across the Group, both in the UK and overseas
  • A good sense of humour