Group Reporting Accountant

Job Title: Group Reporting Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: Bonus
REF: 995784_1520334271
Contact Name: Tom Allen
Contact Email:
Job Published: 9 months ago

Job Description

Title: Group Reporting Accountant

Salary: £50,000 + Package

Location : Cheshire

Post type: Permanent

Oliver James Associates is proud to be working with an international business services organisation seeking to appoint a newly qualified ACA who is looking to make their first move into industry. Reporting directly to the Group Reporting Manager, my client is looking for a technically astute and dynamic finance professional.

The successful candidate will play a key role in taking full responsibility for the monthly FRS 102 consolidation of over 22 companies in over 13 different countries.

Qualifications/Experience Required:

  • FRS 102 consolidations
  • Experience of US GAAP would be useful
  • Preparation of UK and Irish financial statements
  • Experience will be demonstrated through either company financial statement audit for someone coming from practice or direct experience of working at a company.
  • Self-starter who's happy to take on responsibilities, takes pride in their work, able to work in a dynamic environment (with ever changing goals) and run small projects.
  • Good FRS 102 knowledge ideally with some experience of consolidations.
  • Proficient user of excel.
  • Confident oral presentation and communication skills to influence, persuade, negotiate, motivate and agree commitments with colleagues.
  • Approachable and able to coach and assist non-finance colleagues with accounting problems / issues.
  • Numerate and articulate in handling statistics and interpreting information for communication to all levels within the business.
  • Flexible, well organised with lots of initiative, energy and personal motivation.
  • Results oriented and determined in resolving issues and achieving objectives.

Specific Responsibilities and Activities:

  • Preparation of monthly consolidated Board report
  • Preparation of the annual consolidated statutory financial statements and financial statements for UK and Ireland
  • Completion of the supporting schedules / balance sheet reconciliations (intangible assets, fixed assets, foreign exchange etc.)
  • Intercompany process and transactions
  • Assisting with the preparation of annual budgets and forecasts
  • Ownership of the Group chart of accounts
  • Researching accounting treatments and write papers on expected impact to the Group
  • Develop Group Policies and Accounting Policies document
  • Assisting with ad-hoc projects as and when required