Group Accountant

  • Job Reference: 12098
  • Date Posted: 12 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Paul Mitchell Associates
  • Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Salary: £55,000 to £60,000
  • Sector: Accountancy, Executive, Finance
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Paul Mitchell
  • Email:
  • Telephone: +44 (0)116 254 9404

Job Description

12098 – Group Accountant Job Spec

Location: Leicester

Summary of the Role

Our client – a precision manufacturer & distributer based in Leicester – is seeking an experienced Group Accountant to manage the finance function in order to provide a professional, efficient service to support the needs of the business, their customers & supply chain on a full-time permanent basis. You will ensure compliance is maintained to the relevant accounting standards, Companies Acts and that statutory reporting timescales are me – as well as providing accurate, relevant reporting to senior management to facilitate informed decision making. Reporting to and supporting the Head of Group Finance, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Managing & supporting (developing & mentoring) members of the finance team,
  • Compile group management accounts pack on a monthly basis,
  • Compile year-end statutory accounts for audit,
  • Coordinate the annual budget process,
  • Review debtor & creditor balances, acting / reporting as required,
  • Manage cash balances, ensuring sufficient cash balances across group of companies,
  • Complete statutory reporting for VAT, PAYE etc,
  • Compile the managers payroll & submit to payroll bureau,
  • Develop systems & processes,
  • Liaise with outside agencies as and when required,
  • Participate in adhoc projects as required.


The Right Person

  • Available / able to start in March / April 2022
  • Degree-level education + min. 5-years post-accountancy qualification SME experience. Candidates who are qualified-by-experience would be considered,
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of both management & financial accounting preparation and requirements,
  • Solid technical accounting knowledge,
  • Strong analytical skills,
  • Effective English communication skills (written & verbal), confident in presenting financial information to senior management,
  • Attention to detail, proactive and able to work on own initiative with minimal supervision,
  • Strong IT skills incl. Microsoft Navision, Excel and Office.



  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £55,000 - £60,000 per annum (subject to experience)
  • Up to 7% per annum KPI & Company Performance Bonus
  • Hours: Full-Time (early Friday finish)
  • Holiday 24 Days + Bank Holidays
  • Family Private Health
  • Pension

If you – or someone you might know – are interested & think this opportunity may be suitable, APPLY ONLINE or call Paul Mitchell Associates (quoting ref: 12098) on 0116 254 9404.