Group Financial Accountant – SJS/12539

  • Full Time
  • Blackburn
  • 45k - £55k GBP / Year
  • Salary: £45k - £55k

Website AFR Consulting

This company is offering an exceptional opportunity to an ambitious ACA / ACCA qualified accountant looking to build on their experience and gain visibility within one of the region’s most successful and fastest growing businesses. The ideal candidate would be ambitious and highly commercial with a strong business acumen, ideally looking for a role which utilises their technical skills and provides scope for plenty of project work. The Group Financial Accountant position has excellent development prospects and will provide a well rounded platform for career progression.

My client has enjoyed rapid expansion and is expected to reach £200m turnover this year. Despite pressures on supply chain they continue to carefully control margin which combined with increased demand has strengthened their balance sheet and cash position. Further acquisitive growth is planned and will be supported by continued reinvestment in all areas of the business.

Working closely with the Group Financial Controller and FD you can expect exposure at the highest level overseeing the provision of top quality financial information within statutory and regulatory guidelines, supporting a group finance team and meeting internal and external reporting requirements. The key responsibilities of this role will be:

  • Preparation of the monthly board reports and MI pack
  • Developing forecasting and modelling for the group
  • Preparing the group consolidation from multiple site P&L’s
  • Delivery of statutory accounts, external audits and the annual report
  • Reviewing balance sheet reconciliations
  • Preparation of the VAT return including associated reconciliations
  • Overseeing inter-compant transactions
  • Maintaining and developing controls to ensure integrity of financial records
  • Creating ad hoc reports and analysis to suit the needs of the business
  • Mentoring team members to improve working practices

This will be a busy role in a high volume transactions environment and you will be expected to get involved in improving internal reporting and forecasting by participating in project management of system improvements. Experience of Excel to a high level and knowledge of business management systems will be very useful. You should be comfortable being considered as a role model for the team, leading by example to take a pro-active approach to problem solving and driving continuous improvement. The ideal candidate must be ACA/ACCA qualified with a strong financial accounting or practice background.

You will be joining a successful, well regarded manufacturing and distribution business operating in a vibrant sector. They are acquisitive and with this comes opportunities for career progression and professional development.

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