Group Financial Accountant

Recruiter
Lowell Group
Location
Leeds, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Jul 2019
Closes
18 Jul 2019
Ref
1190745668
Job Role
Group Accountant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Qualified
We're Lowell. Haven't heard of us? Then let us say hello. You may not know us, but our reputation's growing. We help our customers pay off their debts in practical and affordable ways. And, we do it honestly, ethically, and without any confusing legal jargon. We're expanding quickly, and looking for people who really want to help our customers turn their finances around. People who really want to make a difference. People like you? So that's us. Now, let's talk about the role. Lowell Group is a rapidly expanding innovative business that requires a Group financial accountant to join its Group Finance team. Reporting to the Group External Reporting Manager, this role is responsible for the Group consolidation of the monthly results and assistance with the preparation of quarterly and annual Group Statutory Financial statements. As the group has expanded rapidly a key part of the role is also to identify and implement improvements in the accounting systems and processes to ensure the finance department keeps pace with the rest of the company. Whilst based in the UK, an ability to travel to overseas offices is desirable, travel is not likely to be extensive but may be required periodically or to establish specific projects. Key

Responsibilities:
Monthly reporting Consolidation of Group entities using Hyperion Financial Management. Analysis and commercial understanding of monthly results for the Group. Responsibility for overseeing inter company reconciliations across the Group. Reconciliation of key balances and preparation of supporting schedules for internal reporting. Statutory Accounts Assistance with preparation of Group Statutory Financial Statements. Assistance with the year-end statutory audit and half year interim review and preparation of associated audit schedules. Responsible for preparation of Quarterly Financial Information for Bond Reporting to Investors. Support the provision of key KPI data to the investor relation team to assist quarterly reporting. Co-ordination, timetabling and management of Group external reporting requirements on a quarterly basis.Technical Accounting Provide technical support on accounting matters Research/investigate accounting issues as and when they arise Assistance with quarterly reporting to private equity investors Ad hoc analysis as required to support specific work/projectsRequired Experience/qualifications Qualified accountant (at least 2 years post qualification, preferably ACA) Experience of preparing statutory accounts and the statutory audit process Experience of consolidations Research in technical accounting issues Financial services experience desirable Experience of Hyperion Financial Management desirableBusiness and Personal Leadership/Skills and Attitudes Strong attention to detail Analytical and Investigative skills Intermediate/Advanced Excel skills Good organisation skills Pro-active and able to work on their own initiative. Good communication skills and ability to work well in a team Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environmentHow do we say thank you? You have a huge impact on our success and our rewards reflect this. With us you'll get: A competitive salary and annual pay reviews A annual bonus for a job well done 3% flexible benefits; whether you're into fitness or extra holidays, there's something for you. Want more? Our on-site subsidised restaurants serve great food all day. Cancel your gym membership we have one on site - it's free Free parking. A fantastic culture with more little perks along the way.Once you get here, you'll still be going places. We really want to work with you to make your career what you want it to be, so we offer a load of different opportunities to help you develop. If you're interested in joining our team please apply

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