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Robert Walters

Group Financial Accountant

Birmingham, England, GB
FULL TIME

Company: Robert Walters

Category: Business and Financial Operations Occupations

Published on 2022-05-07 23:36

The Group Financial Accountant is responsible for the delivery of the financial accounts for the UK trading entities and the statutory UK consolidation of overseas entities. The Group Financial Accountant is also responsible for tax compliance for the Group and the oversight of the Client Take On process. With 3 direct reports, ranging from fully qualified staff to new starters, the Group Financial Accountant will also need to demonstrate strong managerial and mentoring skills.


Key Responsibilities of the Group Financial Accountant

· Complete ownership of the financial accounting and statutory reporting process for a number of different entities within the Group

· Oversee the year end audit process for the Group and other entities with the assistance of the Financial Accountant

· Ensure robust financial controls are adhered to throughout the Financial year through monthly balance sheet reviews in line with the month end timetable

· Day to day management of the Financial Accountant for the Group

· Day to day management of the Finance Assistant for a foreign entity.

· Provide ad-hoc advice and support on tax queries across the Group as they arise

· Oversee the day to day management of the Client Take On process providing guidance to the Compliance and Finance Administrator where required knowledge, professional qualifications and experience

Key Responsibilities of the Group Financial Accountant

· Fully qualified accountant with a minimum of 2 years PQE (ACCA, CIMA ICAEW or equivalent)

· Previous managerial experience of a minimum of 2 members of staff

· Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of management

· Ability to summarise complex data for senior management

· Ability to reconcile large amounts of data

· Exemplary level of attention to detail

· Strong IT skills – MS Excel (e.g. Pivot tables, Index Match and charts), Word and PowerPoint

· Experience of working to tight deadlines


At the Robert Walters Group, we endeavour to contact all candidates to register their details. However, due to the high number of applications we receive, if we have not reached out to you within 72 hours, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.