Group Accountant - London

Queen's Park
£40,000 - £60,000 per year
03 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Oliwia Wojaczek
Job Type
Full Time

Group Accountant -one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK- Middlesex-£40-55k

A fantastic opportunity to work for a rapidly expanding group of privately owned family companies which own and operate QSR Franchise restaurants throughout the UK, Hotels and a residential/commercial property company. This group of has a turnover in excess of £100M per annum.

Candidate requirements

  • FULLY Qualified Accountant preferably CIMA / ACCA with at least 5 years post qualified experience
  • Previous business experience with SME’s, large family owned businesses or PLC companies
  • In developing / coaching and retaining people
  • Proven track record in implementing best practice/new procedures      

This will be a hands on role which will involve the following:

  • Managing / coaching / training a team of Junior Accounts Assistants and ensuring correct procedures being adhered to and team motivated.
  • Ensuring timely and accurate production of management accounts and annual budgets- being able to report to Board of Directors. Ensuring EBITDA targets met. 
  • Managing the day to day interface with the Companies Bankers and meeting covenant reporting requirements.
  • Attending meetings with the Company Directors to discuss unit performances versus budgets with Operations Managers and prepare bonuses according to Management Accounts information.
  • Liaising with in-house Payroll Department to ensure best practise being implemented
  • Completing quarterly VAT Payments for each Company
  • Complying with PAYE obligations/company secretarial tasks
  • Implementing good tax planning/ Corporation tax and liaising with outside auditors
  • Preparing various draft year end accounts/use of capital allowances/losses
  • Enhancing financial reporting, controls and procedures across the group
  • Playing a key role in developing IT systems to improve asset protection, financial control and reporting
  • Provide support on Company and personal tax affairs of Directors both internally and externally with auditors  
  • Reviewing annual utilities, waste, insurance contracts
  • Reporting to Director and Banks regarding financial covenants.