Senior Group Accountant

The City, Central London
23 Aug 2019
28 Aug 2019
Purpose of the role:
  • This role sits within the Group Reporting Team, reporting into the Group Reporting Manager and forms part of the Group Financial Controllership, along with Financial Planning & Analysis.
  • As Senior Group Accountant you will have exposure to both technical accounting and management reporting. In addition, there will be frequent ad-hoc group projects, as directed by the Group Reporting Manager that will require your involvement.
  • You will be required to work closely with other colleagues in the Group Financial and with the Regional and Divisional Finance teams worldwide.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Preparation of the Group management accounts for month-end, forecast and budget, and associated value-add commentary for inclusion in the Board Report and other ad-hoc internal reports for both finance and non-finance heads of business;
  • Collation of the Group Board Report;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of robust data collection templates for month-end reporting, forecast and budget;
  • Managing and monitoring the integrity of the management and financial data used for Board Report, management accounts, budget and forecasts;
  • Drive the continued enhancement and build out of the group consolidation system (Infor) and provide training for regional and divisional teams; and
  • Liaison with finance colleagues to support the continuous improvement of finance systems and processes to support evolving business requirements.
  • Preparation of Group’s consolidated statutory accounts and preparation of notes to the accounts;
  • Preparing and updating Group Financial Accounting Policies and Group Financial Control Policies, and providing support to embed these across the group;
  • Providing technical accounting support to regional and divisional finance teams

Knowledge, skills & experience required:
  • The successful applicant will ideally have a quantitative degree (Accounting, Finance, Economics, Maths) achieving 2:1 or above, and completed a recognised accountancy qualification (ACCA/ACA or overseas equivalent) strong commercial experience of group consolidation and reporting in a large multinational company.
  • Knowledge/experience of large and complex multi-national groups with multi-currencies
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Experience on financial consolidation system preferred
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills and an eye for detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team

About Collinson:

Collinson is a global leader in loyalty and benefits. We craft customer experiences, which enable some of the world’s best-known brands to acquire, engage and retain the most demanding and choice-rich customers.

Our unique expertise and insight into high earning, frequent travellers allows our clients to deliver the smarter experiences it takes to drive deeper customer devotion.

We work with over 600 banks, 90 airlines and 20 hotel groups in over 170 countries.

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