The Company Overview:
Butler rose are partnered with a fast-paced, PE backed Group of Advisory firms who have aggressive growth plans due to extensive funding received. They now have a newly created position for a hands-on Group Accountant to focus on the high amount of upcoming acquisitions.
My client is ideally looking for someone to be Manchester based however they will consider London candidates. The current team have all recently joined the business, so this is a great opportunity to really shape the future of this company and go on a huge & exciting expansion journey with them. They are a large organisation yet they have still retained the feel of an SME.
Hybrid working is on offer.
Your new role as Group Accountant:
Your duties will include:
Accounting for a high volume of acquisitions
Running month end consolidation process
Preparing for Group Year End Audit and acting as one of the main points of contact for Auditors / Advisors.
Preparation of Consolidated Statutory Accounts
Preparation of Monthly Management Accounts
Preparation of technical working papers
Regular interaction with a large range of internal and external Stakeholders including Financial Controllers & Directors
Regular team meetings and communication with other team members
Rolling out & developing Group Accounting policies to member firms. Assist firms in the Group to implement these and monitor compliance with new accounting policies and procedures.
Assisting in managing Group Balance Sheet
The Experience & Qualifications Required:
The successful Candidate shall be/have:
Qualified Accountant, preferably ACA but also open to ACCA & CIMA
Consolidation experience, particularly a full understanding of the process around integration of new acquisitions into the Group & amending the Consolidation process accordingly
Comfortable with picking up a wide variety of new systems easily
Acquisitions Accounting experience & understanding of the impact on the consolidation
Strong Technical Accounting skills including Statutory Accounting
Up to date knowledge of accounting standards such as IFRS & UK GAAP
A mixed Practice & Industry background would be ideal however my Client will consider Managers from Big 4 / Top 10 Accounting firms who are looking to make their first move into Industry
Xero & Board Consolidation software experience would be a big advantage but not essential
Assertive personality. Confident at liaising with Senior people and standing your ground when required.
Embraces & thrives in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
Good team player & collaborative
Excellent communication skills
Some proficiency with PowerPoint & Excel would be useful
Experience of managing Audits
Ability to see the bigger picture
Your Reward & The Package on Offer:
£50,000 – £70,000
Who Are Butler Rose?
Butler Rose specialises in the recruitment of accountancy and finance professionals, from transactional and part-qualified appointments through to Group FDs.
With offices in Manchester, Preston, Leeds, Birmingham, Exeter, London, Milton Keynes and Southampton, we work with a range of businesses across the UK from SMEs and local accountancy firms to large Plcs and the Big 4, as well as many public sector and not-for-profit organisations. We are an ambitious and expanding business with great client relationships lead by a management team with long tenure in their markets. We are committed and focused to excellent candidate service.
Butler Rose is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.Butler Rose Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.