Group Accountant


Salary:

GBP50000 - 65000 / annum

Location:

London

Date Posted:

March 5, 2018

Employment Type:

Permanent

Job Reference:

182764


Description

Job Title: Group Accountant


Location: Oxford Circus


Reporting to: Finance Director



Robert Half Finance & Accounting are working with an up and coming private equity backed property business that specialises in delivering serviced apartments and hotels internationally.



Job Title: Group Accountant

Location: Oxford Circus

Reporting to: Finance Director

Robert Half Finance & Accounting are working with an up and coming private equity backed property business that specialises in delivering serviced apartments and hotels internationally.

The role

Our client are seeking to employ a Group Accountant to continue strengthening its IFRS financial reporting team to the standards of a listed business. The Group Accountant will work across the Group to help ensure timely and accurate statutory reporting and a smooth audit.

We are looking for a charted accountant either direct from practice or from industry.

Main duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for project management of the annual statutory audits and monitoring of the same
  • Agreeing audit timetable with our audit firms at the planning stage and monitoring of the timetable on a regular basis to ensure progress
  • Working with accounting teams internationally to ensure that audit files are prepared to the highest standard by preparing reviews of work papers and audit files prepared before delivery to auditors.
  • Assist in the coordination of annual audit and quarterly review activities of external auditors
  • Implement and maintain reporting procedures to comply with internal control requirements
  • Liaising with counterparts internationally to ensure that accounting treatment of complex areas is aligned with group policies
  • IFRS technical support for M&A and transactions activity. This includes reviewing complex financial instruments and intangible assets on acquisition

Key relationships

Internally:

  • Finance team

Externally:

  • Auditors, owners, advisors, lenders and other stakeholders

Knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours required

  • Qualified Accountant
  • Knowledge and able to demonstrate practical application of technical accounting principles under IFRS
  • Ability to articulate technical accounting issues in non-technical terms/ language
  • Experience of working in technical accounting teams in practice or commerce/ industry and applying complex accounting principles to practical scenarios
  • Presenting to / carrying out training on technical accounting issues to an audience containing team members at varying levels
  • Writing and reviewing technical accounting memos and driving any accounting issues to resolution
  • Dealing / liaising with big four audit firms on year-end group and statutory audits and closing out issues
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Modelling skills for valuing options and shares
  • Experience of international companies with global footprint
  • Experience of event industry useful but not essential
  • Private equity experience a plus
  • Attention to detail
  • Can do attitude
  • Team player

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that you have read and accept the following terms: https://www.roberthalf.co.uk/privacy-statement



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