Leading Restaurant Group is seeking an Interim Financial Accountant to join asap until early 2022.
An exciting opportunity to join one of the UKs largest restaurant and pub groups. The business has emerged from a major restructure in mid-2020 with a disciplined and well-positioned portfolio of around 400 restaurants and pubs and is now looking to build out its financial reporting and control team.
As interim Financial Accountant you will be responsible for supporting the preparation for the year-end audit, tax returns and other various ad-hoc projects and you will be reproting into the Group Reporting Manager.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Preparation and review of the Group's Annual Report skeleton, including updating for relevant legislation and accounting standard updates.
Ownership of various ad-hoc projects related to the preparation for the year-end audit.
Management of the interim audit procedures request list and assisting in managing the audit relationship.
Assisting the Group Tax Manager in the preparation of tax returns and associated schedules to support them.
Preparation of key schedules for subsidiary financial statements.
Ad-hoc technical projects and analysis, including management of new accounting standards and analyst queries
Support to monthly close and review processes.
Collaboration with and support to peers in finance on reporting processes (e.g. annual FTSE reporting) and projects (e.g. new accounting standards)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Accountancy qualification is essential. ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent
IFRS 16 experience desirable but not essential.
Practical experience in solving technical problems relating to data and to accounting challenges, including management of imperfect or irregular data
A strong understanding of the IFRS reporting regime for mid-cap listed groups
An ability to translate complexity and risk into relevance and generate confidence in our ability to manage technical challenges
An understanding of the wants and needs of a FTSE investor relations team
An ability to prioritise and adapt effectively
Experience working as an auditor or with large audit teams
Strong and flexible time-management and an understanding of collaborating on deadlines and priorities