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Group Accountant

Job Title: Group Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
Industry:
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Reference: BBBH338_1534957197
Contact Name: Harper May
Contact Email: cvs@harpermay.com
Job Published: August 22, 2018 17:59

Job Description

Harper May is currently seeking an experienced Group Accountant to join a FTSE 250, global retailer based in North West London. Our client is an established retail giant with almost 250 sites across the UK. The client experienced 70% growth last year across the UK, Europe and US, and is on track to do the same this year. The role requires you to liaise with key stakeholders across the business, including the MD and CEO. The successful candidate will be qualified, with knowledge of accounting operations and consolidation experience.

Responsibilities:

* The company was recently listed so there is a lot to in terms of setting the agenda, creating changes and explaining to key stakeholders how they will positively impact the business
* Understanding the current operations, working out what is missing and implementing these changes on a global scale. This will include financial control, commercial and operational changes
* Working closely with the Group Financial Controller and CFO to ensure accounts and reports are completed on time and that new financial systems are rolled out effectively
* Working closely with the FP&A team for analyses, forecasting and budgeting purposes



Key Requirements:

* ACA (preferred)/ACCA/CIMA qualified
* 1-2 years post qualification experience
* Must have experience with cash management, accounting operations, financial and management reporting consolidations (ideally within a UK listed company environment)
* Retail/FMCG/Consumer goods experience strongly desired
* Educated to degree level