Due to an internal promotion, an opportunity has arisen for a strong technical accountant ACA / ACCA from an accountancy practice or group finance function to join the Milton Keynes head office function of an international business in the capacity of Group Accountant.
Reporting to the Head of Group Accounting you will perform and review group consolidations and related schedules and work on technical areas including specific technical projects required for changes to IFRS accounting policies.
The main responsibilities in the role will include:
Review of monthly reports prepared by Head Office Accounting Assistant
Production and delivery of consolidated monthly reports for review by the Senior Group Financial Accountant
Maintenance of month end consolidation model and related journal postings
Review and sign off all intercompany invoicing/processing
Authorisation of Head Office Accountant journals
Working with the Senior Group Financial Accountant on the production and delivery of the quarterly and annual reports for review by the Head of Group Financial Reporting to the agreed standard and timetable
Ensure the regional teams deliver all quarterly information in a timely manner to ensure meeting quarter end deadlines
Investigating, responding to and resolving queries arising from the quarterly and annual review process
Developing, documenting and maintaining a quarterly and annual reporting routine process, ensuring that all information prepared is accurate and consistent prior to review
Production of supporting documents and ad-hoc queries and requests relating to quarterly reporting
Working with the Senior Group Financial Accountant in the preparation of the consolidated group statutory financial statements
Manage the preparation and delivery of the UK statutory accounts including those for Group Holding Companies and UK operating entities
Manage and review the preparation of UK company audit deliverable files
Responsible for ensuring group audit adjustments are appropriately posted and for managing the group reserves position for monthly, quarterly and annual reporting
Assist the Head of Group Financial Reporting in group wide technical projects to include review and implementation of new IFRS accounting standards e.g. revenue recognition and lease accounting
Manage communication, data collation and collection on large technical projects
Provide Head of Group Financial Reporting with weekly updates on technical projects to include key milestones and points of judgement
Assist with the implementation of new IFRS accounting policies and related procedures around the group
Provide technical support to regions using group policies and procedures
Identify and communicate areas where group policies and procedures require preparing or updating. Work with the Head of Group Financial Reporting to ensure that IFRS policies and procedures are kept up to date
Assist in the provision of information and communication with external parties for valuations of buildings and share based payment schemes
Work with the regions to ensure quality and consistency of data between financial statements prepared around the group
Assist in the development of the qualitative aspects of group financial statements including director's report, risk and financial instrument disclosures.
As the ideal candidate for this role you will hold a relevant accounting qualification ACA or ACCA and have trained within a mid tier, or top tier practice, or have at least two years within a group function. You will possess up to date knowledge of IFRS and have experience of producing group consolidated accounts which include foreign entities
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