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Group Accountant

  • Location: Sheffield
  • Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + work from home, flexible working
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 3 months ago

  • Sector: Finance, Qualified Finance
  • Contact: Qualified Perm
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 31 December 2023
  • Job Ref: JCU231201_1701435423

Sharp Consultancy have been engaged by a leading Sheffield Business, to recruit a Group Accountant to join their dynamic and successful finance team.

This role will contribute to the delivery of the consolidated financial and management accounts working proactively with the wider Group Finance team to ensure an integrated one Group Finance team approach. Alongside this, you will have responsibility for the head office companies - providing the CFO, Group FC and broader finance team with reliable and timely consolidation reporting and detailed understanding whilst working closely with a variety of internal stakeholders in the production of management accounts.

This will include responsibility for the accounting of head office companies and actively support operating companies in all aspects of accounting and reporting. Furthermore, contributing to the on-going development and improvement of the reporting processes.

Ideally you will have excellent communication and presentation skills alongside strong technical accounting expertise and consolidation experience, be hands on and demonstrate good attention to detail.

Job spec:
* Contribute to setting the direction of the Group's corporate strategy by providing support to senior stakeholders in the provision of accurate and incisive monthly management account data and analysis to enable informed decisions to be taken.
* Actively support processes to ensure accurate, complete and on time production and submission of all consolidated accounting data sets including actuals, forecasts and budgets.
* Liaison with operating companies to ensure a timely and accurate close, and appropriate understanding and analysis of reporting entity submissions.
* Contribute to timely and accurate posting of elimination and necessary consolidation adjustments.
* Responsible for all aspects of accounting for head office companies including ownership of general ledgers, balance sheet reconciliations and involvement in more complex transactions.
* Maintain accurate intercompany reconciliations for all head office companies, and be the main point of contact for intercompany queries across the Group.
* Drive efficiency improvements, formality and robustness through all Group reporting processes.
* Work closely with the other Group Finance teams to provide support and analysis on overall consolidated results, working towards high quality outputs.
* Support the wider team's delivery requirements including ad hoc project work and initiatives as required.

Person spec:
Within this role you must be able to summarise and present complex information clearly, confidently, and concisely, and will have an excellent eye for detail. The successful individual will be able to deal with ambiguity and change and have strong communication and interpersonal skills alongside:

* Fully-qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA) with a good technical background
* Experience in financial consolidation
* Excellent analytical skills and advanced excel skills
* Be articulate and able to present financial information clearly
* Be able to plan and prioritise multiple tasks to meet challenging deadlines
* Be confident, able to work independently and motivated to develop their abilities
* Be a good team player and able to form and develop strong relationships

For further information or a private and confidential conversation either for this specific opportunity or your personal job search please contact Jack Curtis on 0114 261 1700 or 07496 364678.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction. To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within seven days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Sharp Consultancy is a finance and accountancy recruitment specialist assisting accounting and finance divisions of businesses in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire area. With over 30 years' experience we pride ourselves on sourcing excellent finance professionals across all divisions of an accounts function, from finance administrators through to senior Finance Director appointments. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy jobs or accountancy recruitment; finance jobs or finance recruitment.