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Group Financial Accountant -----Progressing to FC

  • Location: West Yorkshire, Leeds
  • Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + 10% Bonus, Pension & Health Care.
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: 16890936
  • Recruiter: Leeds Office
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A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Group Financial Accountant where you will get the opportunity to play an instrumental role in shaping the finance team throughout a period of significant growth (Turnover forecast to grow from c.£50m to c.£200m in next 3 years!)

This position will be working very closely with the Finance Controller and Finance Director to deliver key business projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of accurate monthly consolidated management accounts on a timely basis
  • Responsible for overseeing the team to ensure that tasks are completed accurately and in line with the month end timetable
  • Responsibility for the annual audit and preparing the statutory accounts
  • Management and coaching of finance team members
  • Responsible for reviewing monthly payroll
  • Working closely with the marketing team to ensure rigorous control of significant marketing budget (c.£1m per month)
  • Monthly balance sheet reviews to ensure team prepare detailed reconciliations
  • Work with the financial controller and finance director to produce accurate forecasts and business plans
  • Assisting the financial controller and finance director with providing financial information to the business and completing ad-hoc financial and business projects

What traits do you need:

  • "Can do" approach with tenacity and strong desire to develop personal skills and experience in a dynamic, commercial environment
  • Diligence to ensure work is completed to the highest standard; accurately and efficiently
  • Takes full ownership of own role and objectives
  • Team player - "hands on, sleeves up" approach
  • Versatility and flexibility - ability to adapt to changes in agenda and task requirement
  • Confident in own abilities but prepared to listen to, and learn from, managers and colleagues with more experience
  • Inquisitive - prepared to question the status quo whilst maintaining respect for the views and decisions of your colleagues

Required experience

  • Recognised accounting qualification (ACA/ACCA)
  • Experience of managing a team and developing colleagues
  • Commercially focussed
  • Ability to communicate confidently with people at all levels
  • Attention to detail in all aspects of role - consistently produces work to the highest standard
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Able to prioritise work based on deadlines and importance
  • Strong personal drive
  • Proactive in seeking guidance when working beyond current knowledge or experience
  • An inquisitive approach to all aspects of role and willingness to challenge the status quo
  • A proven problem solver - proactive in identifying issues within area of responsibility, recommending solutions and in implementing agreed recommendations

WHMS YORKS REF: 16890936

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