Group Accounting Supervisor

Wakefield, West Yorkshire
28 Apr 2021
09 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

This role will ensure accurate and timely completion of monthly reporting and statutory compliance cycles, and will be responsible for the consolidation of all individual financial returns to support this. You'll ensure the Group’s financial position and any risks are being well-controlled and accurately represented. 

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

Salary: c£46,000

Type of role: Permanent

Full-time or part-time: Full-time

Location - Country: UK

Location - City: Wakefield

Closing date: 09/05/2021

Vacancy ref: 6442

About The Role

Overseeing Group financial accounting activities across SAP and other reporting platforms, you'll take a key role in accounting close, balance sheet control and month end reviews. You'll maintain SAP Chart of Accounts, entities, cost and profit centre hierarchies, and control project codes and internal order definition and creation.

You'll also have shared responsibility for Group tax compliance and ad hoc business partnering support. This role will also be involved in defining and communicating group accounting, tax policies, and reports across the Group.

About You

Your application must be able to demonstrate experience in financial and management accounting roles, including involvement with external Audit. You'll also have completed, or be working towards, a relevant accounting qualification or apprenticeship. 

It's important that you have experience of using multiple accounting packages and consolidation tools, as well as having strong Excel skills to support routine and ad hoc reporting. You must also have great time management skills, and the ability to meet challenging deadlines.

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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