Group Accountants oversee the finances of large and complex organisations, group accountants are responsible for ensuring that different subsidiaries are following the correct accounting procedures and standards.
Key Responsibilities of a Group Accountant:
- Leading the business partnering process with Auditors at year end
- Business partnering with project accountants and project managers for new and ongoing projects
- Budgeting and forecasting
- Recording cash-flow correctly across the group
- Managing a team of Assistant Group Accountants
- Ensuring the integrity of the trial balance
- Maintaining the fixed asset register for the group
- Implementing technical accounting changes
- Producing timely and accurate financial statements
- Completing balance sheet reconciliations on a quarterly basis
- Managing year end statutory accounts in accordance with SORP
Desired Skills and Experience of a Group Accountant:
- A qualified accountant ACCA / ACA / CIMA
- A dedicated and hardworking individual
- Managerial experience
- A proven track record in a financial accounting environment
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Good interpersonal skills and demonstrable initiative
- Strong technical accounting skills
- Advanced Microsoft excel skills
- Experience using the software systems
- Ability to deliver responsibilities with minimum supervision
The City of London is the hub of business activity in London and is the is one of the central business districts of the world.
It is known as 'the square mile' because it is 1.12 square miles in area. It contains several professional services centres including Insurance, Legal and of course, Finance.
Liverpool Street and Bank are closest to the insurance activity which is centred around the Lloyd's building near Leadenhall Market.
Temple and Chancery Lane are all close to the Legal inns of court and are also inside the boundaries of the square mile.
Other non-sector specific areas in the City of London are St. Paul's and Blackfriars, close to both of these are various famous roads such as Old Bailey which is home to the Central Criminal Court and the historic newspaper publishing hub, Fleet Street.
The areas closest to the River Thames are Monument, which commemorates the Great Fire of London and Tower Hill in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.