Group Accountant in London

What is a group accountant?

A group financial accountant is based in a head office and will oversee the accounts of all subsidiary companies within the group. As well as completing consolidation, reporting and forecasts, this role is responsible for ensuring each company adheres to reporting standards and is financially compliant.

Group accountant job description and responsibilities

The group accountant usually reports into the group finance controller and will provide financial guidance and support for a group of companies. They are responsible for all manner of financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, consolidation and—most importantly—maintaining regulatory compliance across all companies in the group.The role involves interacting with all levels of the business, from senior stakeholders to external parties and the finance team as a whole. Daily tasks include:Financial reportingMonth end reporting and consolidationGroup statutory reportingCompleting subsidiary accountsQuarterly bank reportingPreparing annual budgetsLiaising with external or internal auditorsAnswering financial queriesPreparing quarterly financial forecastsMaintaining company compliance standard

Group accountant job qualifications, skills and experience

As well as a minimum professional AAT qualification, group accountants are expected to have a degree in one of the following subjects (or related):AccountingFinanceMathematicsA group accountant should be a fully qualified ACA/ACCA/ICAS accountant and would ideally have excellent knowledge of accounting standards (IFRS, FRS etc.). Industry experience is usually preferred.For career success, the following personal qualities are beneficial:Excellent written and verbal communicationAbility to work independentlyExcellent attention to detailGood organisational skillsGood time management

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Salary for Group Accountant in London
65880 - 80825
25th Percentile
65880
Little or no prior experience in the position; still developing relevant skills. Demand: Low
50th Percentile
75030
Some prior experience in the position; has several relevant skills. Demand: Moderate
75th Percentile
80825
Extensive prior experience in the position; has mastered relevant skills. Demand: High
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