Group Financial Accountant

Location Earlston
Discipline: Timber, Forestry & Arboriculture
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Contact name: Nigel Allen

Contact email:
Job ref: AS358
Published: about 1 month ago

​Our client as the largest integrated forestry business in the UK, and a member of Europe’s leading timber processing operation – our client is a rapidly developing multi-site business, with a turnover in excess of £650m and operations spanning forestry, sawmilling, timber manufacturing and energy.

Reporting to the Group Financial Controller, you’ll enjoy a broad-based accounting role, with responsibility for group financial reporting and ensuring effective controls over inventory, cash, payables, receivables and payroll cycles.

Specifically, some responsibilities of a Group Financial Accountant include:

  • Consolidation of Monthly Group Financial Reporting Packs– provide timely Group Accounts for review by the Group Financial Controller with financial analysis to support the Group board reporting.

  • Group Year-End Accounts

    – Preparation of the Consolidated and Company Financial Statements for audit; manage detailed audit support in the UK, ensuring supporting reconciliations and records are available.

  • Tax– manage effective compliance, through external advisors, with Indirect and Direct tax legislation for UK and ensure timely payment of liabilities.  Proactively minimise tax liabilities in UK / Latvian jurisdictions in conjunction with external advisors.

  • Group Financial Controls– identify and mitigate financial control risks; including review of all balance sheet reconciliations and other process checks.  Ensure the follow-up and resolution of external audit control points. Identify required process improvements and co-ordinate teams required to implement the required process changes (internal audit).

About You:

Already a highly experienced and qualified Financial Accountant, preferably from a Manufacturing / Production background, you are technically minded and demonstrate strong communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships across a varied and growing business. In addition, you’ll have:

  • Previous financial audit experience.

  • The ability to deliver timely, accurate, insightful and high-quality financial reporting, in a consistent and forward-looking manner.

  • Excellent IT skills, including a practical understanding of Microsoft packages.

  • The ability to plan and prioritise a busy workload, as well as identify and make improvements to existing processes in your sphere of expertise.

  • Willingness to undertake occasional travel to Group locations across the UK.


In return, you can look forward to developing a long-term career with one of the industry’s leading employers. As well as the competitive salary, this position includes other benefits such as:

  • Company provided Life Assurance policy.

  • Confidential 24/7 wellbeing support.

  • Cycle to Work Scheme.

  • Company sick pay.

  • Discounted rate on a range of products including Woodfuel Direct.

  • Employee benefits portal with access to exclusive deals and discounts on 100s of high street brands, utilities, eating out and more!

  • Funded learning and career development opportunities.

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