Group Accountant - Events

Posted 6 March by The Consultancy Group Easy Apply

The Consultancy Group are currently recruiting for a Group Accountant to join a multi-national events business based in Central London on a Permanent Basis.

This is a great opportunity for a qualified accountant with 2+ years of post qualified experience to provide technical support for M&A and transaction activity.


  • Responsible for project management of the annual statutory audits and monitoring of the same
  • Agreeing audit timetable with our audit firms at the planning stage and monitoring of the timetable on a regular basis to ensure progress
  • Working with accounting teams internationally to ensure that audit files are prepared to the highest standard by preparing reviews of work papers and audit files prepared before delivery to auditors.
  • Assist in the coordination of annual audit and quarterly review activities of external auditors
  • Implement and maintain reporting procedures to comply with internal control requirements
  • Liaising with counterparts internationally to ensure that accounting treatment of complex areas is aligned with group policies
  • IFRS technical support for M&A and transactions activity. This includes reviewing complex financial instruments and intangible assets on acquisition
  • Creating, implementing and maintaining comprehensive worldwide accounting policy documents and templates to improve clarity and consistency
  • Assisting the wider finance team with any one off or ad-hoc projects requiring technical expertise.
  • Assistance with transitioning between financial systems to ensure smooth transition and integration of IFRS policies and notes into new system
  • Identifying and measuring fair value of intangible assets on acquisition (IFRS 3), goodwill impairment testing calculations (IAS 36), and assist in the valuation and modelling of share-based payments (IFRS 2) and options (IAS 39)


  • Qualified Accountant with 3+ years PQE
  • Knowledge and able to demonstrate practical application of technical accounting principles under IFRS
  • Ability to articulate technical accounting issues in non-technical terms/ language
  • Experience of working in technical accounting teams in practice or commerce/ industry and applying complex accounting principles to practical scenarios
  • Presenting to / carrying out training on technical accounting issues to an audience containing team members at varying levels
  • Writing and reviewing technical accounting memos and driving any accounting issues to resolution
  • Dealing / liaising with big four audit firms on year-end group and statutory audits and closing out issues
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Modelling skills for valuing options and shares
  • Experience of international companies with global footprint
  • Experience of event industry useful but not essential
  • Private equity experience a plus

Reference: 34621265

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