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Senior Group Accountant (001965) in London at Inmarsat

Date Posted: 6/11/2018

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Job Description

The Role

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an ambitious individual to join the small, high-profile central Group Financial Reporting team which is responsible for:

  • Monthly consolidation of Group financial results
  • Preparation of quarterly and annual Group financial statements including the earnings release and the Group statutory accounts
  • Providing guidance to the Group on accounting issues
  • Preparation of statutory accounts for UK / international entities

This role is seen by the company as a high potential entry level role for a qualified accountant who is keen to consolidate his/her financial reporting knowledge before moving into a more senior financial reporting role or into FP&A / a commercial finance role working closely with the business.  

The role requires an individual who is technically capable and has a strong commercial outlook who will bring energy and expertise to this dynamic and diverse Group.

Job Requirements

Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate’s responsibilities will involve working closely with and supporting the Group Accounting Manager across a number of the above areas.

Financial Accounting & Reporting

  • Support the preparation and review of all monthly Actuals reporting (P&L and Balance Sheet) is compliant with IFRS and Group accounting policies.
  • Support the development of new reporting formats and analytical tools with the Group consolidation system team, to drive improved compliance and efficiency.
  • Support the review of new IFRS requirements and/or regulatory issues and recommend how the business should prepare to meet them.
  • Support the development of the Group accounting policies, ensuring they evolve with the business and driving adherence globally.
  • Ensure the consolidated statutory accounts are completed and filed on time.
  • Support the roll out of a robust Financial Accounting and Reporting control environment that adheres to the Group policies and embeds best practice across the business.

Technical Advice

  • Provide best in class technical accounting advice to the business through written technical accounting papers.
  • Support the identification and mitigation of accounting risks across the Group
  • Support ad hoc analysis as required by the Global teams, including the Exec, Treasury, Tax, FP&A, IT, Internal Audit, Legal and HR.

External Audit

  • Support the group audit process, working with the external audit team, are provided with high quality information, ensuring the audit is completed on time and with ever-reducing number of audit differences.
  • Support the completion of the local statutory accounts in your designated region, ensuring they are filed on time and they can be reconciled to the group consolidation system.

Finance team development

  • Be an active part of the Group Finance team, support the development of a professional, high performing function.
  • Coach and develop junior financial accounting and reporting team members

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Professional accounting qualification (ACA or overseas equivalent) from the Big 4
  • 1 – 2 years post qualified experience but for exceptional candidates will consider newly qualified
  • Management or supervisory experience
  • Excellent knowledge of IFRS and UK plc disclosure requirements
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Experience with complex consolidations in a multinational company environment, including working together with international colleagues
  • Strong knowledge of Excel (pivot tables, v look ups etc.)
  • Flexible, hard-working and results oriented
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience of SAP would be an advantage but is not essential


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