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Group Financial Accountant

Up to £60,000 per annum

The Arora Group is a successful UK-focused private group of companies, which leverages synergies across its specialist property, construction and hotel divisions to its strategic advantage.

Since 1999, the Group has built its standing through meticulously managing projects from inception to delivery and beyond. Today, it owns and manages a diverse portfolio of flagship assets across the nation’s key business locations, partnering with some of the world’s most recognised brands to deliver consistently high service levels and sustainable growth.

We have amazing opportunity for experienced Financial Accountant to be part of our successful growth story. Bring us your passion and ambition and we will support you to achieve your goals, and give you the rewards and benefits you deserve.

As a member of central finance team this role is responsible to deliver group accounting service including preparing, examining, and analysing financial reports, statements and records whilst ensuring full compliance with UK GAAP.

Duties and Responsibilities

A. Financial Accounting: Examine financial records and accounting statements, check for compliance with UK GAAP. Timely production of quarterly financial statements for the group entities. Ensure full review of trial balance. Maintain a monthly checklist of tasks completed and outstanding.

  • Prepare group and entity level statutory accounts and consolidated accounts of onshore and offshore companies in accordance with UK GAAP biannually.
  • Produce quarterly statutory accounts including review of balance sheet entries to general ledger to ensure that accounts are in full compliance and remedy any issues with follow up training and support.
  • Ensure the Financial statements are in full compliance with FRS 102. Understand and adhere to all financial and accounting regulations and legislation.

B. Year End Audits & Planning: Manage the year end audit of the group’s financial statements, which includes coordinating the preparation of the audit packs and schedules, managing the audit relationship, and resolving any issues arising from the field work and auditors.

  • Producing the year end timetable and ensure delivery to the timescales, with a view to get full sign off by end of Aug each year.
  • Writing year-end guidance notes to Finance and non-Finance team members to ensure smooth and planned approach to year end.
  • Producing reconciliations and working papers in agreed format to support statutory accounts disclosures.

C. Business Partnering: Expected to work as a business partner with all functions and divisions as appropriate and liaise with key functional individuals to provide technical statutory accounting input.

Skills & Experience

  • Qualified accountant (ACCA, ICAEW or ICAS) is a pre-requisite preferably within a top 10 practice
  • Strong experience in Consolidation and Inter-company Management
  • Experience of statutory / legal entity reporting
  • Audit and accounting background with medium to large group of companies
  • Strong analytical skills & attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal, communication skills & Demonstrable Initiative
  • Ability to deliver responsibilities with minimum supervision

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