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Group Accountant

Position: Permanent, Full-time

Location: UK Remote

Reference: KBC-2021-010

Closing date: March 18, 2021


Main Aspects of Job:

  • Primary responsibility for the monthly, quarterly and annual consolidation of the Group’s financial results as well as the preparation of the Group’s externally reported financial statements
  • Submission of monthly, quarterly and annual Group financial results to ultimate parent company
  • Facilitate sound business decisions by providing timely, relevant and accurate financial advice and information
  • Provide technical financial advice to the Group under IFRS and other local GAAP as required

Main Roles and Responsibilities:

Consolidation and Group Reporting

  • Owning the process for consolidating operating entity results and preparing monthly, quarterly and annually consolidated income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement
  • Production of monthly, quarterly and annual consolidated financial reporting packs with insightful analysis and commentary
  • Production of quarterly consolidated financial forecasts with analysis and commentary
  • Assist in providing analysis and input in the annual budget process
  • Submission of monthly, quarterly and annual consolidated financial information to parent company
  • Preparation of financial group reporting senior management and parent company

Audit Related and Internal Control

  • Manage the year end audit process, liaising with auditors in respect of the preparation and audit of the Group and relevant subsidiary financial statements
  • Preparation of the consolidated financial statements under IFRS ensuring that they are delivered to a high standard with relevant disclosures in a timely manner
  • Preparation of subsidiary accounts (including dormant companies)
  • Assist in creating and maintaining formal documentation of procedures and processes and ensure compliance across the Group


  • Owning the Group accounting items including, but not limited to, inter-company eliminations, inter-company interest, investments, research and development, impairment reviews etc.
  • Direct contact for local bookkeepers in Spain and ensuring their ledgers are complete and accurate
  • Review of balance sheet reconciliations, including the preparation of the monthly agent commission reports and quarterly sales commission statements and reports.
  • Review of all Group ledgers on a monthly basis to ensure compliance with IFRS and local GAAP

Other responsibilities

  • Proactively research technical accounting and reporting matters and assess their potential impact on the Group
  • Proactively identify improvements in system or processes to further improve the financial control framework
  • For any new acquisitions assist in the successful integration into the Group's financial reporting processes
  • Assist in ad-hoc tasks and projects, which typically have a commercial focus and exposure to senior management
  • Provide support to the Group Tax and Treasury Manager as required
  • Provide transactional processing support as and when required to the UK finance team
  • Other duties as delegated by Group Financial Controller

Position Requirements:

  • Fully qualified ACA/ACCA, or equivalent
  • Financial reporting experience for a UK company, including IFRS and GAAP, would be preferable
  • Expert Excel user
  • Experience with group consolidations and foreign exchange
  • Good organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (excellent English skills, both written and oral) and the ability to liaise with colleagues and clients professionally
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Self-motivated, pro-active approach and ability to think independently
  • Ability to work well in team environment under supervision and willingness to assist others
  • Display a high level of professionalism towards colleagues and as an ambassador of the company

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