Group Accountant (6 Month FTC)

  • Wimbledon
  • Competitive
  • Full Time
  • January 30, 2023
Group Accountant (6 Month FTC)

Group Accountant (6 month FTC)

Location: Hybrid – commuting to our head office in Wimbledon as and when required

Salary: Competitive

Contract Type: 6 month FTC

We have an exciting opportunity for a Group Accountant to join our Group Finance team here at Domestic & General. Reporting into the Head of Group Reporting and Investor Relations, you will help and assist the finance team with our company year end. The post holder will have a broad group accounting role. The company is undergoing a transition to a new general ledger (Workday) and therefore knowledge of Workday is preferred.

We operate a model of ‘everyday flexibility’ which empowers our employees to choose whether to work from the office, from home or in a hybrid way. There will be times when we all need to get together in person, but we will make sure that it is in a meaningful way and has a defined purpose.

Domestic & General is a company with an ambitious future. We are expanding our horizons and entering new markets and we need your expertise to help make it happen. We are an international company who works with some of the worlds most respected and well-known brands of domestic appliances and electronic consumer goods. These opportunities don’t come around often, so this really is a position not to be missed.

Key role responsibilities:

Internal reporting

  • Supporting with the monthly Group reporting including delivery of timely, accurate financial information
  • Supporting with the monthly Group results analysis to our PE owners and the Group CFO, clearly documenting and articulating drivers for variances to budget, key accounting judgements, and opportunities/risks to the budget for the year

External reporting

  • Production of the Group Annual Report & Accounts including project management of the Strategic Report
  • Production of subsidiary statutory accounts
  • Support with the production of technical papers for key judgement areas

Other

  • Building strong relationships with key stakeholders including the external audit team and across the business
  • Ensuring appropriate financial controls and processes are in place to ensure accurate and timely production of financial information

Assist with ad hoc finance projects and provide support to Head of Group Reporting and Investor Relations

Skills and experience required:

  • Engaging and capable of delivering clear objectives
  • Qualified ACA accountant
  • Knowledge of workings with IFRS and UK GAAP
  • Production of simple statutory accounts
  • Strong understanding of robust processes and effective controls
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively at all levels of the business including Senior Management
  • Clear written and oral communication skills
  • Confident, a self-starter, with the ability to operate in a dynamic environment both individually and as a team
  • Able to demonstrate good attention to detail, good judgment showing logical decision making
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Desirable:

  • Previous background in Insurance accounting
  • Experience of working in regulated environment, including Solvency, strategic report preparation and project management.

We offer lots of great benefits! Some of which include:

  • Competitive salary and annual discretionary bonus
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank/public holidays, as well as an annual option to buy up to 5 additional days of annual leave
  • Training opportunities as well as clearly defined career progression
  • Health cash plan – employer funded cover to enable you to claim money back on essential healthcare costs, including dental, optical, physiotherapy and many more. Cover also includes unlimited access to a 24/7 virtual GP service
  • Attractive company pension scheme
  • Life assurance – employer funded cover of 4x basic salary
  • Dedicated online benefit portal offering access to saving and lending facilities, financial wellbeing and support services:
  • Salary Finance – access to savings and borrowing through payroll
  • Car Leasing – access to a carbon neutral salary sacrifice car leasing scheme, with an all-inclusive monthly cost covering all charge, taxes, insurance, repairs and maintenance on a range of brand new vehicles
  • Travel Loans – interest free loans to help spread the cost of annual travel tickets
  • Cycle to Work – tax efficient bike and cycling equipment worth up to £1,000
  • Health & Wellbeing – discounted gym membership, online virtual workout sessions, online culinary classes
  • OnHand – Giving you the opportunity to be an Eco & Social volunteer via a handy app. Volunteer individually or in groups to get involved in Youth Mentoring, Food Poverty, Homelessness & Elderly help.
  • Employee Assistance Programme – specialist advice and support on issues such as finance, relationships, illness and family issues
  • Free Domestic & General protection plan – one free plan each year with access to discounted rates of up to 50% on additional plans, including referrals for family and friends
  • Employee discounts – access to discounted Sky TV and broadband packages, together with a range of discounts for 100s of online and high street retailers

Domestic & General are an equal opportunities employer which means we treat people fairly. We welcome applications from all suitably skilled persons regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, ethnic background, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or marital/family status.

Please note that we have a thorough referencing process, which includes criminal record checks.

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