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).
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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