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Group Financial Accountant

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About us

We are The Very Group and we’re here to help families get more out of life. We know that our customers work hard for their families and have a lot to balance in their busy lives. That’s why we combine amazing brands and products with flexible payment options on to help them say yes to the things they love. We’re just as passionate about helping our people get more out of life too; building careers with real growth, a sense of purpose, belonging and well-being.

About the Team.

The role sits within Group Consolidation, which is a pivotal team within The Very Group finance community. The team is responsible for the monthly consolidation and group reporting. The team also produces quarterly interim financial statements and the annual report for the group, ensuring quality and transparency of information for both internal and external stakeholders. The team also manages the year-end audit process and engages with teams across the business including Tax, Commercial Finance, Planning and Investor Relations.

About the role

This role involves the preparation of the monthly group consolidated accounts, quarterly group statutory accounts and annual statutory accounts for Group and it’s subsidiaries.

This directly impacts external financial and compliance reporting and therefore adoption of the correct accounting treatment is essential

Key Responsibilities.

  • Monthly consolidation and group reporting work, including responsibility for the preparation of the group consolidation with supporting information and balance sheet analysis.
  • Monthly group cash flow reporting and working with the Reporting Team to prepare relevant commentary for the group management accounts.
  • Responsible for accounting for the holding company and production of monthly management accounts.
  • Provide technical expertise, involving being able to understand, explain and calculate IFRS conversion adjustments and influence key stakeholders across the business.
  • Key contact for the year-end audit process.
  • Key contact for internal tax and pensions specialists.
  • Preparation of the quarterly and year-end consolidation and 11 sets of trading statutory accounts and 12 dormant accounts.

About you

We are seeking an ACA/ACCA (or equivalent) qualified accountant preferably with 1+ PQE who is passionate, ambitious and down-to-earth with the following skillset;

  • A self-starter with the desire & confidence to influence diverse audiences and build effective relationships across the business and externally.
  • Strong IFRS technical accounting knowledge, with the ability to review new legalisation and ascertain the impact of any changes in accounting and reporting legalisation on the Group.
  • Experience of Group consolidations under IFRS.
  • Strong communication skills to both a finance and non-finance audience.
  • Good time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to analyse data and identify any issues.
  • Ability to use own initiative to develop their own way of working and identify ways to improve things and drive change.
  • Enthusiastic attitude and the ability to work effectively in a team.

Some of our benefits

  • Inclusive culture and environment, check out our Glassdoor reviews
  • £1,000 flexible benefits allowance to suit your needs
  • 30 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Udemy learning access
  • Bonus potential (performance and business-related)
  • Up to 25% discount on

How to apply

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this role, you may be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS and DBS check.

What happens next?

Our talent acquisition team will be in touch if you’re successful so keep an eye on your emails! We’ll arrange a short call to learn more about you, as well as answer any questions you have. If it feels like we’re a good match, we’ll share your CV with the hiring manager to review. Our interview process is tailored to each role and can be in-person or held remotely.

You can expect a two-stage interview process for this position:

1st stage - A one-hour formal interview with the hiring team to discuss your skills and relevant experience and competency-based questions.

2nd Stage – A one-hour formal interview where you can expect both competency and technical questions. This can be held either in-person or remotely.

As an inclusive employer please do let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments.

If you'd like to know more about our interviews, you can find out here.

Equal opportunities

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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