Group Financial Accountant – PE Backed Technology Firm. FT / Flex Working – 17490 Ref: 17490

Up to £75,000 DOE Plus Company Performance Bonus & Pension

Excellent career-development opportunity for a ACA or ACCA Accountant with PLC or Top 10 firm experience to join a cutting edge PE Backed Design-Led lighting technology business. We believe in challenging the boundaries of light and exploring innovative ways to master it. There are more than a thousand people working around the world dedicated to fulfilling our vision to provide our customers with the best lighting solutions imaginable.

If you are a motivated, ambitious and organised qualified accountant looking for your next challenge, we would love to speak with you. Full time, although we are also open to supporting flexible working over 4 days per week on a pro-rata basis.

Role Info:

Group Financial Accountant
Northampton HQ / Hybrid Flexibility (Monday & Friday Work from Home)
Up to £75,000 DOE
Plus Company Performance Bonus & Pension

Product / Service: We create beautifully lit spaces with over 120 years of design, innovation and expertise.
Your Background: Top Ten Accounting firm or PLC expertise. ACA / ACCA qualified. Group Consolidation Experience. Tax Experience.
Reporting to: Group CFO

Our Achievements – First to:

+ Design and manufacture LED lighting products for the UK Wholesale market.
+ Produce sealed for life 100% waterproof, in-ground LED lighting products.
+ Produce sealed for life outdoor lighting products.
+ Produce a fit for purpose high performance, fire rated, LED downlight.
+ Produce mains dimmable LED downlight.
+ Produce an LED downlight that complies with all building regulations.
+ Produce a fire, acoustic and moisture rated 360 degree eyeball style downlight.
+ Offer a 7 year extended warranty on our products.

About us:

We are a well-established, long-standing company in the lighting industry. We believe in challenging the boundaries of light and exploring innovative ways to master it. Now, we have ambitious plans to grow that innovation across Europe over the next few years.

We have been through a lot of change recently and this will continue – transformational change like automation.

The Group Financial Accountant role:

As Group Financial Accountant, you will support the Group CFO with consolidated accounts and liaise with the Group’s operating companies to understand “what’s going on” including the production of the Group Board packs.

Main Duties:

+ Taking ownership of the group financials including the P&L and balance sheet reconciliations
+ Consolidating the monthly group accounts – actuals, budget and forecast
+ Assisting with the preparation of annual group budget and forecasting
+ Proactive production of Group Banking Covenant reports
+ Supporting the Collingwood Financial Controller in month end reporting and preparation of financial information for both the Collingwood and group board meetings
+ Assisting with the preparation of the annual statutory accounts
+ Assisting with the annual external audit process
+ Supporting with tax compliance and submissions
+ Ad hoc project work, including potential upcoming acquisitions

About you:

+ Qualified accountant (ACA / ACCA), 3-4 years post qualification experience
+ Top Ten or PLC experience desirable
+ Experienced in preparing financial statements
+ Strong skills in Excel are required
+ Able to communicate confidently orally and in writing.
+ Able to be flexible in terms of a changing environment and constantly changing workload
+ IT literate with working knowledge of MS Windows applications.
+ Organised and able to handle multiple demands and deadlines simultaneously
+ Must be a highly motivated self-starter, able to work well within a team environment
+ Ideally hands on experience of Consolidation software and report building
+ Previous exposure to Multi Currency reporting

Sounds like a good fit? Apply here for a fast-track path to our Chief People Officer.

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