Achilles Information Limited

Group Accountant

3 months ago(10/10/2017 10:05 AM)
Maximum Salary (Salario máximo)

Overview (Información general)

As a member of the Senior Finance team the role holder is responsible for the consolidation of monthly reporting including management, maintenance, co-administration and development of the Achilles consolidation system.

The role also includes preparation and support of UK and non-UK Statutory accounts in accordance with IFRS including the Group Consolidated Financial Statements including coordinating and planning of the Group Audit and acting as key contact to the Group Auditors.

This position is for a 9 month fixed term contract

Responsibilities (Responsabilidades)

Management reporting & Forecasting

  • Ownership & coordination of monthly group consolidation
  • Prepare monthly management Balance Sheet reports and presentations including Board reporting: collect data, add commentaries/insights, distribute report and adjust according to feedback.
  • Budget and Forecast: preparation of forecast for Group Balance Sheet
  • Respond to ad-hoc requests for analytics and insights into financial information

System Administration

  • Consolidation system administration. Maintain structures and data integrity of core financial information ensuring alignment with underlying ledgers and statutory accounts.
  • Overall responsibility for Administration of users including appropriate access levels.
  • Working with Head of Business Decision Support, liaise with Developers as to appropriate developments to Consolidation system

Financial accounting

  • Coordination of Statutory Accounts preparation.
  • Ownership & coordination of all IFRS adjustments
  • Maintain comprehensive understanding of Balance Sheet for several subsidiaries and have a high-level understanding of the drivers of the P&L of each of these companies
  • Accounts preparation for individual UK entities.
  • Accounts preparation for Group Consolidated Statutory Accounts.
  • Liaise with External Auditors to co-ordinate the Audit of relevant Statutory Accounts


Internal control

  • Prepare for and support the annual audits. Gather and submit the required information.
  • Monitor Balance Sheet reconciliations across the Group including ad hoc review of reconciliations.
  • Ensure appropriate internal control environment across area of responsibility.
  • Ensure internal controls and procedures to deliver data integrity and consistency.
  • Development and operational ownership of Accounting policies that adhere to IFRS

Qualifications (Cualificaciones)


  • Substantial experience in an international multi entity Group role


  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
  • Evidence of Continual Professional Development


  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Champions change.
  • Ability to interrogate data to understand its composition and its accuracy.
  • Financial skills: financial technical accounting standards and consolidation accounting techniques.
  • Robust knowledge of finance life cycle and processes.
  • System knowledge: Excel (advanced level), PowerPoint, Consolidation/ERP/Financial Systems (ideally with knowledge of Prophix/Great Plains)

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