Group Accountant

Location
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Salary
£29,750
Posted
28 Apr 2021
Closes
09 May 2021
Sectors
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

As Group Accountant you'll play an integral part in the month, quarter and year end production of Group financial statements. You will also provide support and guidance to stakeholders within the finance community and the wider business.

City & Guilds as a whole is transforming the way it operates, with a focus on developing our regional presence, organising teams so they operate more efficiently and delivering an improved quality of outputs.  You will work as part of a relocated Corporate Services team, but be closely aligned with our newly established RTR function which forms part of our new Global Business Services function.

You will be located at our newly occupied offices in Wakefield just off junction 41 of the M1 and you'll need to be within reasonable commuting distance of there.

Business Unit: Group Support Services

Experience: Experienced

Salar: c£29,750

Type of role: Permanent

Full-time or part-time: Full-time

Location - Country: UK

Location - City: Wakefield

Closing date: 09/05/2021

Vacancy ref: 6440

About The Role

As Group Accountant, you'll manage a range of tasks throughout the month end close process and you'll be a key driver for them during the year-end close. You'll review balance sheet reconciliations and provide follow up actions to the Record To Report team, including the provision of commentary on results as requested.

You'll also be responsible for the preparation of VAT, and VIES returns for all relevant group entities. You'll own and support on a number of deliverables during the year-end audit, coordinating with other teams to ensure all audit deliverables are adhered to within agreed timetables. It will also be your responsibility to identify opportunities for improvements in the month end processes and prioritising them within the team.

About You

Your application should be able to demonstrate experience in financial or management accounting roles, together with the proven ability to work in complex year-end audits and prepare statutory accounts. Your experience must also include working with ERP/Accounting software.

You'll need advanced Excel skills. We also need someone with a good knowledge of UK GAAP and/or IFRS, and you must have the ability to provide good technical accounting advice.

Our Story And Mission

Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support almost five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.

Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.

At the heart of our business sits the City & Guilds Foundation which amplifies our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future. 

We were founded in 1878 by the City of London and the trade guilds of the time, to help people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.

Our rich experience means we’re uniquely positioned to understand the future of work and learning. And, we continually evolve to develop and deliver skills for the workplace of the future. Today, as well as qualifications and assessment, we offer digital credentialing, elearning technologies, executive leadership development, technical training and consultancy.

Our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible to accommodate everyone.

What We Offer

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more. 

Next Steps And How To Apply

If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you.  Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.

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