Group Financial Accountant | Altum Consulting

Group Financial Accountant

location: Belfast, County Antrim

practice area: accountancy-and-finance

job type: permanent

salary: Up to £60,000.00 per annum

сonsultant: Steve Maynard

date posted: 11/06/2024

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Group Financial Accountant

- Legal services

- Belfast

- Permanent

- £55-60k base plus package

- Hybrid working

Altum Consulting are pleased to be supporting a world renowned legal practice to secure a qualified financial professional for their Belfast office. The purpose of the Group Financial Accountant is to provide high quality financial information to be used both internally and externally. Assist in driving change and ensuring best practice is upheld and adhered to. The role has several key relationships including the firm\'s management, senior finance management, wider global finance team, and the firm\'s global accounting network.

Responsibilities,

  • Production of weekly key financial information reports for the management team.
  • Working as part of a team to deliver month-end group consolidation.
  • Preparation of inter-company invoices to support cross border transactions in accordance with UK and overseas tax requirements in the jurisdictions where the firm operates.
  • Reconciliation of critical balances, including multi-currency GL accounts for global inter-office accounts.
  • Monthly accounting checks on balance sheet accounts of overseas offices that represent key risk of misstatement of financial results.
  • Production of month-end reports for the Group and each practice group and office globally.
  • Maintenance of month-end processes and procedures to ensure smooth and timely operation.
  • Take ownership of sections of the group financial year consolidation and close, including production relevant notes and disclosures in both the Group and subsidiary accounts.
  • Draft technical accounting papers as and when required.
  • Assess the impact of new/changes in accounting standards to the Group and train the wider global offices on the impacts.
  • Build and maintain relationships with Finance staff in all global offices and across departments within the Belfast office. Support the Finance network by answering accounting or policy/process questions and act as an adviser on technical accounting issues; being able to debate and rationalise technical points and decisions.
  • Analytical review of monthly office results to understand trends, significant transactions and identify errors.
  • Preparation of high quality regular and ad hoc financial information, applying critical evaluation and making recommendations suitable for senior management including the Board and Audit Committee.
  • Review and development of processes for increased efficiencies and value added tasks for the team and wider finance function.
  • Participate in system/process upgrade projects, including testing, training and documentation.
  • Assist in improving the control environment of the Group, reviewing and updating sections of the Group accounting policies and procedures from time to time.
  • Review and improve the internal controls across the Group, implementing changes as appropriate.

Key Requirements,

  • Fully recognised accounting qualification (CA, ACCA or CPA)
  • Minimum 1-2 years PQE experience
  • Trained within a top-tier accountancy practice
  • Team player with strong communication skills and willingness to collaborate with others to achieve success as a team.
  • Ability to work under pressure and take a flexible approach to the job.
  • Strong IFRS knowledge and the ability to discuss technical accounting issues with senior group management.
  • Thorough understanding of financial/management information systems and group structures.
  • Ability to train other finance department members globally.


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