A commercially-minded, analytical individual is sought by my FTSE-listed client to assume a high profile Group Accountant role in their lean but high performing Group Reporting team. Reporting into a very impressive, personable and engaging Group FC, this role is an excellent entry point into a dynamic consumer-facing business for a recently qualified auditor (ideally ACA and ideally from a Big 4 practice, although this is not a pre-requisite).
Whilst there will be the inevitable group statutory reporting and consolidation responsibilities, there is a huge amount of scope for this individual to add value across various UK and overseas functions. They will manage relationships with key shareholders, prepare/present strategic business reviews on a monthly basis and provide top line analysis of key business areas.
Candidates will be:
• ACA (or equivalent) qualified from a Big 4 or Top 10 background
• Experienced in the audit of PLC group consolidated accounts
• Confident in engaging at PLC board/shareholder level
• Analytical, driven and excited by the prospect of shaping and directing the next chapter of their career in a complex, international group
The business is currently WFH as per government guidelines but will return to the office when restrictions allow. They are a flexible organization and it is highly likely that employees will be encouraged to split their time between the office and home in due course. This role has been created to support growth and, as such, candidates who can start quickly will be looked upon favourably – but individuals on 3 months’ notice should absolutely apply as they will in no way be discounted.
As Group Accountant roles go, this is unique. It will enable those making their first move from audit to build on the technical skills gained whilst qualifying at the same time as allowing them to develop a genuinely commercial skill set. The client is keen to stage first round interviews in November with a view to having this recruitment process concluded before Christmas.