Financial Accountant | Altum Consulting

Financial Accountant

location: London

practice area: accountancy-and-finance

job type: permanent

salary: £60,000.00 - £65,000.00 per annum

сonsultant: Steve Maynard

date posted: 08/07/2024

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Financial Accountant
- Real Estate/Hospitality
- Permanent
- PE Backed
- London (hybrid working)

Altum Consulting are excited to be working exclusively with a leader in the hospitality space to recruit a recently qualified (1-2 years PQE) finance professional into the group finance team. The business is backed by a hugely successful PE firm and has significant plans for growth over the next few years.

The role of Financial Accountant is to produce the financial reporting for a group of entities within the portfolio and provide support to the wider group finance team on the delivery of the year end audit. The candidate will also take responsibility for other duties within the team and provide ad-hoc assistance to both the financial reporting and management accounting teams.

Key Responsibilities,

Delivery of year end audit:

  • Assisting the Senior Financial Accountant with managing the relationship with the audit team and facilitating requests.
  • Preparation of the year-end audit packs.
  • Review the statutory accounts which are prepared by a third party and preparation of in-house statutory accounts (IFRS & UK GAAP)
  • Preparation of unaudited financial statements for certain legal entities.
  • Being a key member of the team responsible for keeping the audit on track and acting as a link between the auditors and the wider finance team.

Technical Accounting & Reporting:

  • Preparation of the technical accounting memo\'s.
  • Involvement in the technical items such as; evaluation of impairment on investments, goodwill impairments and going concern.
  • Assisting with the group consolidation.
  • Preparation of cashflow statements.
  • Reconciliations of ledgers and preparing journal entries at month end for example group debt interest journals.
  • Inputting into the monthly balance sheet reporting process and any required variance analysis.

Other Financial Duties:

  • Reviewing existing processes and procedures and identify opportunities for improvements.
  • Proactive approach in looking for continuous improvement and making recommendations for efficiencies in day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Assist in preparing the monthly management accounts.
  • Ad-hoc analysis and project work as required in relation to group transactions.


Required Skills and Experience,

  • Degree educated (2:1 or above)
  • Qualified accountant (ACA or ACCA), with 1-2 years post qualified experience.
  • Real Estate or Hospitality experience desired but not essential.
  • Trained within a top 10 accounting practice
  • Experience of large complex audits
  • Strong IFRS knowledge (IFRS 16 in particular)

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