Group Accountant in North West England

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

Looking for a group accountant or a group accountant job?

Submit your resume or request talent now and our expert recruiters will be with you shortly.Robert Half can assist you with your group accountant staffing needs.
Accounting Functions
Accounting Software Systems
Balance Sheet Account
Budget Processes
ERP - Enterprise Resource Planning
ERP Solutions
Salary for Group Accountant in North West England
53460 - 65588
25th Percentile
Little or no prior experience in the position; still developing relevant skills. Demand: Low
50th Percentile
Some prior experience in the position; has several relevant skills. Demand: Moderate
75th Percentile
Extensive prior experience in the position; has mastered relevant skills. Demand: High
Projected salaries for related positions Position title 25th Percentile 50th Percentile 75th Percentile Chief Financial Officer 123750 168300 202950 Group Finance Director 109148 125235 138600 Finance Director 83408 99000 122265 Shared Service Centre Director 76725 87120 99000 Group Financial Controller 75735 91328 126225 Financial Controller 67073 81180 89348 Finance Manager 52965 61380 65340 Qualified Management / Financial Accountant 49005 53460 57420 Director of Audit & Risk 86130 90833 103950 Internal Audit Manager 56925 64350 69300 Internal Auditor 49500 52718 58163 Treasury Manager 64598 71775 77220 Treasury Accountant 49500 53955 60885 Tax Manager 57915 70290 86625 Tax Accountant 49748 54450 60885
Access millions of skilled contract and permanent candidates at every level from support roles to C-suite, and pinpoint the talent you need using our industry-leading matching technology.