Group Financial Accountant

Michael Page Finance
09 Mar 2018
25 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

An opportunity to join the Group Finance function of a FTSE 250 Global business, based in West Midlands, as a Group Financial Accountant. The role offers a clear career progression pathway supporting the group strategy to drive growth and increase operating profits.

Client Details

A global specialist engineering group that designs, manufacturers and services highly engineered products, based in the West Midlands. The Group work with industrial customers across a range of high growth sectors. The FTSE 250 business has manufacturing facilities in more than 20 countries and operates a global service network.


The successful Group Financial Accountant will be responsible for:

  • Drive improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of processes and systems within the department
  • Management of accounting and monthly reporting for various head-office entities;
  • Assist with the preparation of the Group's Annual and Half Year Financial Statements, including full responsibility for the Group's consolidation process;
  • Project manage the subsidiary statutory accounts process and prepare the statutory accounts for a number of UK entities;
  • Work with our auditors to ensure an effective and efficient external audit process;
  • Assist in reviewing and analysing the impact on the Group of upcoming changes in accounting standards;
  • Assist with the preparation of acquisition opening balance sheets, as appropriate;
  • Support the forthcoming transition to IFRS 16 for the Group; and
  • Other ad-hoc finance related projects as they arise.


The successful Group Financial Accountant will be:


  • Strong technical accounting skills and experience of listed Groups preferable

  • Strong communicator - ability to confidently present ideas and information to Senior Management

  • Strong IT skills, experienced in use of Excel and ability to pick up new systems (previous use of Cognos is an advantage)

  • Hard work and driven
  • A team player
  • Working knowledge of a foreign languages is desirable but not mandatory

Job Offer

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