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Group Accountant

Posted 4 April by Michael Page Finance Easy Apply Ended

This is a truly exciting opportunity to join a growing group of online retail businesses, run by a forward-thinking, entrepreneurial senior management team.

Client Details

My client are a small but growing group of owner-managed online retail businesses headquartered in Bristol.

Description

Preparation of accounts

  • Ensure the preparation of timely and accurate monthly management accounts and reports for Board and operational management
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of the accounting records and financial systems of the companies in the Group
  • Production of statutory accounts for the companies in the Group in accordance with the relevant accounting principles and legislation
  • Play a full part in providing relevant & timely financial information to the Main Board to enable a balanced and objective assessment of performance against each company's strategy and objectives
  • Assist Chief Executive Officer in presentation of accounts to investors

Budgets and forecasts

  • Preparation of budgets, cash flow forecasts and business plans and continued monitoring & review of performance against them to enable robust reporting of variances to the Board and third party stakeholders
  • Assist in coordinating corporate finance and capital requirements to support funding of growth strategies

Financial management & controls

  • Contribute fully to the development of strategy across all areas of the Group's businesses, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate
  • Effectively manage the working capital components of the companies in the Group with specific attention to debtors and cash balances
  • Take ultimate responsibility for cash management policies and day-to-day processes e.g. invoices and credit
  • Active management of overheads whilst seeking out areas for efficiencies and cost savings
  • Put in place an effective system of controls covering non-financial as well as financial issues
  • Implementation and management of key performance indicators (KPIs) within each trading department

Taxation

  • Ensure returns for Corporation tax, VAT and other relevant taxes are submitted, payments made on time and all relevant regulations are complied with
  • Ensure compliance with international tax & VAT rules
  • Responsibility for completion and annual submission to HMRC for Research & Development tax relief

Information technology

  • Maintain and develop the Group's Finance IT systems ensuring such systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth
  • Providing financial analysis to Technical Development Teams to help prioritise future projects

People

  • Implementation of a change management culture by challenging & replacing established processes and procedures where necessary
  • Give direction and leadership towards the achievement of each company's annual goals and objectives
  • Liaise with different departments to ensure the Finance function is properly supporting the needs of the operating businesses

General

  • Manage relationships with auditors, tax advisers, and other parties
  • Keep key stakeholders up to date on progress against key milestones
  • Carry out any further tasks for which your qualifications & experience are suited as directed

Profile

Job Requirements

  • Qualified accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA level)
  • Strong analytical skills and application to business decision making
  • Up to date knowledge of International Accounting Standards
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly proficient with relevant systems and applications
  • Dynamic and hard working individual capable of working in an energetic fast growth environment
  • Entrepreneurial attitude

Job Offer

This role will pay a competitive basic salary, but importantly offers the successful candidate tremendous career progression and skill-set diversification.

Required skills

  • ACA
  • SME
  • retail
  • digital
  • finance
  • management
  • accounts
  • financial
  • online
  • accounting
  • small business

Reference: 34821289

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