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Group Financial Accountant

Role Introduction:
Applegreen is in a rapid growth phase and has redesigned the Finance organisation structure to facilitate future expansion. As a result, an opportunity has arisen for a Financial Accountant to join the Group Finance team and the role will report directly to Group Finance Manage. The objective of the Group Finance team is to provide high quality financial information to internal and external stakeholders in compliance with group accounting policy and regulatory requirements. The successful candidate will be a confident people person who can fit into Applegreen seamlessly and adopt a hands-on approach to their role. The role presents an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to excel.

Key Responsibilities:
As Applegreen expands, the responsibilities will evolve and change over time. The core responsibilities will centre around the following areas:
Adopt a hands-on approach to month end accounting including:
Business partnering with non-finance department managers to review monthly actual vs budgeted performance
Analyse monthly financial information and investigate variances
Assist in preparation of monthly consolidated accounts
Assist in preparation of presentations for monthly Senior Management Meetings and Board Meetings
Review of reconciliations prepared by our share service partners.
Monthly balance sheet review and reconciliations.
Preparation of audit files and liaise with auditors.
Preparation of statutory financial statements for group and subsidiaries in compliance with IFRS.
Review technical standards to ensure compliance with IFRS.
Prepare technical papers for new aspects of the business with recommendations on how to account for transactions.
Maintain fixed asset register including assets under construction
Accounting for asset portfolio specifically in relation to rent and rates
Accounting for group bank account portfolio
Ensure compliance with internal controls.
Collaboration with IT department to develop / improve functionality.
Aid in the process improvement required following transition from the Applegreen old ERP system into SAP.
Work together with the Mergers and Acquisitions department to ensure correct accounting treatment of new acquisition projects throughout the year and at reporting dates.
Work with newly acquired companies or business units to align monthly accounting information to group requirements.
Ad-hoc projects as required.

Qualifications, experience & skills
Be a qualified ACA Accountant, top 10 trained.
Minimum 3 years post qualification experience, industry experience preferred.
Strong academics, Accounting related Degree or Masters.
Experience working with an outsource provider preferred
SAP experience preferred
Experience in a high-volume retail environment preferred
Experience in a PLC environment preferred
High proficiency in all Microsoft Office software also essential (Excel, PPT).
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