Group Accountant

Posted 25 March 2024
Salary £50000 - £60000 per annum
Discipline Qualified Finance
Contact NameLynsey McKinnell

Job description

Group Accountant (12 Month Fixed Term Contract)
North Manchester
£50,000 - £60,000

One of Axon Moore’s key clients, a European market leading PLC are looking to add a qualified accountant with previous audit experience to their team for a circa of initially 12 months.

This is a unique role with a high level of exposure to CFO, CEO & Divisional FDs where your role will encompass group reporting responsibilities, supporting half year, year-end close and statutory accounts. Whilst utilising your technical skillset gained from your time in Audit, you will also play a key part in producing forecasts and have an input into the annual budget, in addition to business partnering with senior stakeholders and providing meaningful analysis.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Control month end reporting process with responsibility for managing the timetable and closing of ledgers
  • Ownership of SAP master data and Hyperion FDM rules and mappings
  • Reconcile month-end exceptional costs, and review with Group Financial Accounting Manager
  • Work with Group Financial Accounting Manager to implement process improvements
  • Manage the balance sheet reviews process with Chief Accountants so that all entities are reviewed at least quarterly
  • Manage half-year and year-end Risks & Ops reviews
  • Manage IFRS 16 processes and queries including providing support to Chief Accountants to ensure accurate and complete recording.
  • Reconcile month-end IFRS 16 leases for UK entity
  • Ownership of the leasing software data – customise reports and act as super user for this software
  • Manage and report the group net sales for month end
  • Reconcile month-end group financial instruments
  • Manage payroll journals for the group, using outputs from the ADP software
  • Manage the creation of new cost centres and general ledger accounts for the group
  • Support the year-end external audit, being a key contact for Group audit team
  • Manage implementation of internal audit recommendations, liaising with and supporting Chief Accountants as required
  • Analysis of additional statutory reporting to ensure accurate and complete data for Interim and Annual Reports
  • Support the quarterly legal claims review to ensure completeness of provisions and relevant support for audit requirements
  • Involved in process improvement and system implementation projects, as required by Management
  • Deputise for and provide ad hoc support for Group Financial Accounting Manager
  • Ad hoc requests and support for Finance-related projects
This opportunity will suit someone who is passionate about growth and business performance and can challenge decision makers when needed.

To not miss out on this opportunity and to find out more please send your updated CV to or call me on 07741 905802