Group Financial Accountant, Knaresborough (17882)

£40,000-£45,000 Published: October 8, 2019 (16 days ago)
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This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced qualified Accountant to join a hugely successful business based on the outskirts of Knaresborough/Harrogate in a senior group accounting role.

You will work collaboratively to deliver group financial statements, external reporting and technical accounting, regulatory reporting and tax insight.

The role would be ideally suited to a candidate who is Big 4 trained and has recent experience of working in practice. You will ideally be ACA qualified, although other qualifications will be considered.

Key duties will include:

  • Support for the year-end process of the annual financial statements for the group
  • Prepare annual financial statements ensuring they are in compliance with IFRS
  • Maintain a good working relationship with external auditors and tax advisers
  • Prepare regulatory, tax and other external reports and associated supporting documents
  • Provide technical accounting, regulatory reporting and tax insight
  • Provide appropriate information to external audit to ensure timetables are met
  • Work collaboratively with other teams to ensure requests are met in an efficient manner
  • Deliver/support finance change initiatives to ensure continuous improvements

Required skills and experience

  • Experience of working in an external reporting environment
  • Hands-on experience of producing complex consolidations and consolidated financial statements
  • Working knowledge of chart of accounts, accounting ledgers and reporting systems
  • Extensive working knowledge of IFRS accounting standards
  • Understanding of corporation tax computations and processes
  • Excellent problem solving skills with the ability to resolve issues
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office including advanced Excel skills
  • Good planning skills and ability to deliver to tight deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team player with flexible attitude


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