Senior Group Accountant

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YouGov PLC.
Mar 07, 2024
Apr 24, 2024
Staff, Senior
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Work from office
Full Time
Organization Type
Job title - Senior Group Accountant


Month End
  • Managing month end process from group timetable issuance. Ensure compliance across the finance teams and timely reporting of the month-end numbers to senior management
  • Liaison with regional and Centre of Excellence (CENX) finance teams
  • Preparation of group consolidation of over 50 worldwide entities
  • Preparation and posting of Group journals and review/approval of other journals
  • Running the monthly eliminations process
  • Monthly P&L and BS reconciliations and adherence to SOX Control processes
  • Assisting in preparation on monthly management pack to Board
  • Preparation and review of management information including Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cashflow.
  • Review of Group intercompany matrix, and following up discrepancies with transactional teams.
  • FX analysis and reconciliations in the Income Statement and Balance Sheet
  • Responsibility for certain key areas including Share-based payments, Leases and Intangible Assets
  • Leading monthly review meetings for Middle East, India and Asia Pac regions
  • Support projects to standardize and improve financial controls across the group.

Half Year and Year End External Reporting
  • Preparation of Group and Parent Co ETBs and supporting schedules at year-end and half year including preparation of disclosure notes
  • Assist in the production of the back half of the Annual Report & Accounts;
  • Work closely with Investor Relations and FP&A Team on external reporting, disclosure and analyses
  • Lead in key HY and YE reconciliations (Leases, Equity, FX Reserve, Retained Earnings etc)
  • Assist in key HY and YE processes including Goodwill impairment reviews, going concern analysis, acquisition accounting and input into judgement papers
  • Lead income statement and balance sheet review calls with regional teams
  • Assist internal and external auditors with audit requests.

Job Requirements -

Qualifications and experience
  • Qualified ACA (or equivalent) from a Top 20 accountancy firm
  • 5+ years PQE in industry with experience of IFRS and financial consolidation
  • Experience of preparing financial statements and disclosures under IFRS
  • Experience of using NetSuite (or other ERP systems), Adaptive Planning and Power BI
  • Excellent grounding in month-end and accounting processes (consolidation, eliminations, journal postings, closing the books, preparation of primary statements)
  • Exposure to IFRS accounting of leases, intangible assets, revenue recognition, goodwill, acquisitions and share-based payments accounting desirable.
  • Excellent Excel skills

Skills and competencies
  • Attention to detail and with a 'challenging the status quo' mind set
  • Strong communication skills and initiative to lead on specific areas liaising with senior finance and non-finance colleagues.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast moving environment. This will require ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively

Benefits -
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Headspace App
  • Annual Leave - 20 Days
  • Birthday Leave - An additional day holiday on your Birthday
  • Sick & Casual Leave - 12 Sick leave and 8 Casual Leave
  • Maternity Leave
  • Paternity Leave
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Sodexo Meal Pass
  • Leave & Travel allowance (LTA)
  • Provident Fund
  • Night Shift Transportation facility