Group Financial Accountant

  • Job Reference: SBBJ59874
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2023
  • Recruiter: Magenta Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: Enfield
  • Salary: £60,000 to £70,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: See Job description
  • Sector: Food & Beverage Manufacturing
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Suzie Britton
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 0208 547 3399

Job Description

So excited to have taken on this role! 

 Group Financial Accountant (ACA or ACCA Qualified)

Overseeing the financial accounting, treasury and company secretarial functions of this large Food Service and Distribution Group ensuring strong balance sheet control, accuracy and that financial control processes are adhered to in full.

Direct line reporting to the Finance Director.

To be successful in this role you will have substantial experience as a Finance Controller, Finance Accountant or similar.

Overview of role

Develop and manage a team of 14 within the Financial Accounts department to support the accounting processes within the Group.

Statutory accounts for the group whilst maintaining strong balance sheet and general ledger control.

Prepare and consolidate financial statements for the Group, ensuring compliance with relevant accounting standards and regulatory requirements.

Oversee the Group’s annual audit process and provide key point of contact for the auditors.

Manage intercompany transactions, reconciliations and eliminations to ensure accurate group financial reporting.

Cash management, including foreign currency management / hedging, cash forecasting and banking.  Oversee the Group’s accounts payable, treasury and accounts receivable functions.  Challenge current ways of working to drive continuous improvements in both efficiency and accuracy.

Work in partnership with the Finance Director and our external advisors to manage the company’s duties in relation to tax, pensions, banking and HMRC.

Manage the Group expenses system.

Provide support for the Finance Director on a day-to-day basis on various ad hoc projects.


Package on offer

Annual salary of up to £70,000 (DOE).

25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays.

Retail Discount membership.

Health Care Cash Plan membership.

Annual pay reviews

Working Hours:

Monday to Friday - Core Hours 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Qualifications & Experience :

Degree educated.


Substantial experience as a Finance Controller, Finance Accountant or similar.

Excellent communication skills at all levels.

Disciplined, detailed and organised with an analytical approach. 

 Excellent attention to detail and an eye on quality of output. 

 Self-confidence to challenge as appropriate.

 Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

 Self-motivated team player with a positive, ‘can do’ approach.