Senior Group Accountant

Location Edinburgh
Discipline: Public Practice
Job type: Fixed Term Contract
Contact name: Fergus Wade

Contact email:
Contact phone: +441312405252
Job ref: 133953
Published: 12 months ago
Expiry date: 06 Jun 2024 00:59

Group Accountant (12 month FTC) - Edinburgh - £60k - £75k - Hybrid working


Change Recruitment Group are delighted to be supporting the recruitment of a Group Accountant on a 12-month Fixed Term Contract (FTC) for our Edinburgh-based client with flexible & hybrid working, a salary of circa £60k - £75k and a comprehensive benefits package.

Reporting to the Group Financial Controller, the role entails providing internal and external stakeholders with information on the financial performance of the Group, including statutory reporting and activities to drive continuous process improvement.

This role would be well suited to Qualified Accountants who have experience working within complex, growing companies and using Microsoft Dynamics who are looking to broaden and enhance their skillset in a diverse and dynamic organisation at a key stage. With process improvement being an important aspect, this role offers the opportunity to make a real impact, so those looking for a challenge are encouraged to apply.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support and manage group reporting preparation including balance sheet, profit and loss (P&L), internal and external reports and cashflow statements

  • Assist the FP&A team with month-end reporting

  • Manage the general ledger including oversight of the monthly consolidations

  • Support with reconciliations of intercompany loan balances

  • Responsible for year-end audit including timetable planning for delivery of the annual consolidated and entity financial statements within deadlines

  • Undertake the delivery of the annual consolidated financial statements for the Group

  • Conduct annual review of accounting policies and prepare new policies as required

  • Support tax reporting preparation

  • Support the implementation of ERP system

  • Assist with the implementation of best-practice processes and controls across the Group

  • Deliver all group reporting requirements as requested by internal and external stakeholders

  • Responsible for compliance with all statutory and regulatory filings

  • Provide monthly management accounts variance analysis and commentary to identify and drive process and control improvements

  • Manage the Junior Group Accountant and temporary audit resources

Key skills and experience:

  • Relevant Accountancy Qualification with 1+ years post-qualified experience

  • Knowledge of IFRS

  • Comprehensive knowledge of statutory and operational accounting

  • Demonstrable consolidation accounting experience

  • Experience in multi-currency reporting

  • Skilled user of Microsoft Dynamics and Microsoft Excel

  • Strong commercial acumen with the ability to analyse and communicate information in a clear manner to non-finance internal and external stakeholders

If you’d like to find out more, please get in touch and/or send your CV at the earliest opportunity to