Group Financial Accountant

Reporting to the Finance Director, you will be responsible for leading the group’s financial reporting, management accounting and regulatory & compliance obligations, developing and maintaining the accounting control processes and helping to develop the ERP systems for the group.

This position offers a balance between traditional financial responsibilities, and working with the CEO and FD to develop new reporting, commercial KPIs, systems and processes for a fast growing business.  This is a great opportunity for someone looking to work in a private equity-backed business (Albion Capital & Equitix), and for an individual with ambitions to develop into a future Financial Controller position, working for an industry leading CEO, and a Finance Director with extensive private equity and Telecoms experience.

About this role

Reporting to the Finance Director, you will be responsible for leading the group’s financial reporting, management accounting and regulatory & compliance obligations, developing and maintaining the accounting control processes and helping to develop the ERP systems for the group.

This position offers a balance between traditional financial responsibilities, and working with the CEO and FD to develop new reporting, commercial KPIs, systems and processes for a fast growing business.  This is a great opportunity for someone looking to work in a private equity-backed business (Albion Capital & Equitix), and for an individual with ambitions to develop into a future Financial Controller position, working for an industry leading CEO, and a Finance Director with extensive private equity and Telecoms experience.

Main Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for the year-end audit process, including working with auditors on a number of tasks
  • Responsibility for preparing and submitting the Group’s VAT returns and any other statutory returns required of the group as necessary
  • Leading the preparation of Monthly Management Accounts and KPI Reporting for all three companies within the group and consolidation of financial information, in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Assisting the FD with the preparation of the monthly management report.
  • Regular identification of new KPI reporting opportunities to provide commercial insight and challenge to the business
  • Ensure accuracy and integrity of all accounting records including monthly balance sheet reconciliations adopting a mini year end policy each month
  • Review and guidance to company management accountants and review of key reconciliations and processes performed by the team
  • Provide business partnering support to department heads to help them manage their budgets
  • Assist the Finance Director in management of the Group’s working capital processes
  • Assist the Finance Director with debt compliance reporting to key investors and debt holders

These are only some of the responsibilities involved in the role. Download full job specification here: Group Financial Accountant

Excellent Employee Benefits

  • Salary in the range of £40,000-£50,000 dependent on experience
  • 25 days annual leave, plus paid bank holidays
  • Up to 7% pension contribution
  • 4 times salary life insurance cover
  • Employee Incentive Scheme
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Perks at Work Scheme

Experience required

  • ACA qualification with experience in audit within a big 4 accountancy practice
  • Up-to-date knowledge of technical accounting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • IT literate with advanced ability using Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Familiarity with financial controls
  • Experience with operating in robust financial control framework
  • Experience of PowerQuery in Excel and data visualisation with Power BI, or willingness to learn (not required)
  • Telecommunications or other subscription revenue experience (not required)

About Grain

Grain is a fast-growing national broadband provider, headquartered in Carlisle, with a range of opportunities across the UK. Unlike some providers, Grain builds their own dedicated fibre optic network with a unique cable to the home (FTTP), delivering some of the fastest broadband products and helping bring digital transformation to the UK.

Having recently announced a £75 million investment, now is the perfect time to join one of the fastest growing companies in an exciting industry – apply today!

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