Newly Qualified Accountant - Gloucestershire

£50,000-£55,000 - Operational Finance
Ref: 719 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 Newly Qualified Accountant to its finance team in Stroud.  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 we are seeking a newly/recently qualified Accountant to be responsible for several of the retained entities and to work on separation projects. You will be critical in ensuring that we achieve a fast close, improved management reporting, cash management and business partnering. This is a diverse role that will give you significant experience of implementing and managing controls as well as gaining commercial experience. 

 

Core Responsibilities

  • Assisting the financial accountant to complete all required financial compliance tasks for the New Ventures group (tax & accounting)
  • Overseeing the preparation of management accounts for reporting to stakeholders. Managing control processes to ensure accounts are completed including full balance sheet reconciliations;
  • Business partnering the Directors and the CEOs/MDs of your assigned entities in the strategic development of those businesses through to maturity;
  • Assisting in managing the audit process for your entities to ensure it is completed ahead of statutory deadlines;
  • Assisting in the preparation tax information for your entities
  • Preparation of annual budgets & rolling forecasts for your entities
  • Preparation of monthly P&L variance analysis & commentary for insertion into the management pack
  • Ownership and control over the integrity of your balance sheets
  • Help drive the transformation of our use of the finance system(s) for improving our reporting and identify opportunities to future proof our processes and controls
  • Assist with separation & system implementation projects
  • Review, develop and support the documentation of business processes to maintain and strengthen internal controls for specific processes identified with weaknesses
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Take on work and support the teams as required, prioritising tasks around deadlines
  • 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

  • Newly/Recently Qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA, ACCA etc)
  • 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