Financial Accountant - Gloucestershire

£60,000-£65,000 - Operational Finance
Ref: 718 Date Posted: Thursday 11 Jul 2024

We are delighted to be working on behalf of the Green Britain Group (http://www.greenbritaingroup.com) with the appointment of a Financial Accountant to its finance team in Stroud.  This is a diverse role that will give you the opportunity to use and enhance both your Financial and management accounting knowledge and experience and is an exciting time to be joining the Green Britain Group journey.

The Green Britain Group is at the forefront of the global green industrial revolution. Forward-thinking, innovative, low-carbon – its businesses are pioneers in the new green economy.  The companies in the group are fighting the climate crisis by offering consumers and businesses another way of doing things in the industries that create the most atmospheric carbon – energy, transport and food.

 

The Group now includes the likes of:

 

  • Forest Green Rovers FC – the world’s greenest and only vegan-certified football club
  • Skydiamond – the world’s most sustainable diamond producer, literally making diamonds from the sky
  • Ecotalk – a mobile phone business that gives back to nature
  • Britwind – the UK’s only remaining onshore wind turbine manufacturer
  • Devil’s Kitchen – supplying schools, universities, hospitality and homes around the country with delicious and healthy vegan food

 

This is an exciting opportunity to take part in the transformation of Green Britain Group’s finance function. The group is currently going through a separation process, and the New Ventures Division is seeking a Financial Accountant to be responsible for the overall New Ventures group financial accounting and to be the Forest Green Rovers FC Management Accountant. 

You will be a critical member of the team in ensuring that we achieve full financial accounting and tax compliance (in conjunction with the Eco group financial accountants), achieve a fast close, improve management reporting, cash management and business partnering.  

 

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Completion of all financial compliance tasks for the New Ventures group (tax, accounting, statutory accounts, ONS, etc)
  • Management Accountant for Forest Green Rovers FC
  • Line management of 2 members of staff
  • Preparation of management accounts for reporting to stakeholders. Managing control processes to ensure accounts are completed including full balance sheet reconciliations;
  • Preparation of monthly P&L variance analysis & commentary for FGR for insertion into the management pack
  • Business partnering the CEO and heads of department at FGR;
  • Managing the audit process for the New Ventures Group (in conjunction with Eco group finance) to ensure it is completed ahead of statutory deadlines;
  • Overseeing the preparation tax information for all NV entities along with producing the required information for FGR;
  • Preparation of annual budgets & rolling forecasts for FGR
  • Support the streamlining of cash flow forecasting and reporting, integrating it with the budgeting process and monthly performance reports. Provide commercial insight into the drivers of cash flow and identify risk and opportunities around them

 

Essential Skills & Expertise

  • Qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA, ACCA etc) with significant business experience
  • Relevant management & financial accounting experience in month-end close, reporting, and complex reconciliations
  • Interest and understanding of how financial systems interact with each other
  • Excellent IT skills including MS Office suite
  • Business process improvement mindset - to drive improvements in processes

 

For more information please contact Steve Coyne at Coyne & Associates on 0117 3018979 or email Steve directly at steve@coyne-associates.co.uk