Group Accountant Jobs
Where a business forms part of a group you may find a Group Accountant. This person will typically oversee the accounts of all subsidiary companies within the group. The Group Accountant will typically report into a Group Financial Controller and will be responsible for a range of tasks such as budgets, forecasts, financial reporting, consolidation and maintaining regulatory compliance across all companies in the group.
Group Accountant job description and responsibilities
The role of Group Accountant will also involve communicating with a range of individuals at various levels across the business. They may, in some scenarios, be the communication point between senior stakeholders and the wider finance team.
Further duties and responsibilities for the Group Accountant role can include:
- Month end reporting
- Group statutory reporting
- Financial reporting
- Quarterly bank reporting
- Completing subsidiary accounts
- Preparing quarterly financial forecasts
- Preparing annual budgets
- Liaising with external or internal auditors
- Maintaining company compliance across the group
Group Accountant job qualifications, experience and skills
The Group Accountant will typically be fully qualified in ACA/ACCA/CIMA and will be expected to have a sound understanding of accounting standards. Employers may also ask for a related degree in accounting, finance or mathematics.
Further skills and experience required to be successful in the Group Accountant role are as follows:
- Genuine interest in the accounting industry, keeping up to date with latest trends
- Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
- Logical problem solving capability
- Business acumen with commercial thinking
- Strong communication skills and ability to interact with stakeholders of all levels
- Ability to work independently
- Excellent organisation skills and ability to prioritise