Group Accountant

Working within our awesome Finance team, the purpose of the role is to provide timely and accurate financial reporting for the Group.

Key Accountabilities


We need someone who can:

• The production of year-end statutory accounts for the consolidated UK group of companies, including preparing the accounts of several subsidiary entities.
• Production of periodic consolidation for the UK group for inclusion in the board pack
• Main contact at group for technical financial reporting advise
• Creation of accounting memos over judgemental or unusual items for review by senior management
• Ownership of the IFRS 16 accounting, including booking periodic adjustments and ensuring all lease variations are appropriately accounted for
• Creation and ownership of the group controls matrix and accounting manual to ensure group policies are appropriately applied
• Production of annual corporation tax computations
• Complete periodic balance sheet reconciliations, including production of their own area and the review of reconciliations produced from other accounting teams to ensure timely and accurate financial information is recorded in the ledger
• Liaising with external auditors to ensure smooth audit of year end accounts


Pubs, people, and possibilities are at the heart of everything we do, so the ideal candidate will:

• Provision of effective business insight to support the wider business in driving performance and making our pubs more successful


To be bold and proactive, we need a team member who can:

• Add value to the team by identifying and sharing potential opportunities to improve current processes and procedures
• Ability to recognise and respond to the wider business activity and objectives, identifying ways in which the wider Finance function can support


Accuracy is key to this role, so we need a team member who can:

• Deliver exceptional customer service and support to both external customers and internal stakeholders in a professional manner and in line with company policy and legislative requirements
• Self-motivated, able to work on own initiative but to also be flexible in supporting the team
• Building strong and effective relationships across all areas of the business


As part of a team, you will be required to:

• Liaise with field operations, internal support teams and suppliers as appropriate, in order to achieve accurate completion of all tasks and enquiries
• Any other ad hoc work as required in order to support the team and wider business

Key Relationships

You will work with your finance team and :

• Reporting into the Financial Reporting Manager
• Working closely with the Financial Controller and Chief Financial Officer
• Head of Tax
• Other members of the Finance Team
• External Auditors

Typical Outputs

• Yearly group consolidated accounts and subsidiary statutory accounts
• Periodic group accounts for inclusion in the board pack
• Production of yearly tax computations
• Control matrix
• Accounting manual
• Periodic reconciliations

Person Specification – Technical Competencies & Professional Expertise

The ideal candidate will:

• Qualified Accountant preferably ACA, ICAEW or equivalent with a demonstrable history of technical accounting experience
• Self-motivated; able to work on own initiative but also to be flexible in supporting the team
• Ability to plan and organise effectively to meet tight deadlines
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of the organisation (on the telephone and in writing)
• Ability to build rapport and develop key relationships
• Proactive approach to individual training and development
• A strong knowledge/understanding of Microsoft Excel and a competent user of Microsoft Word/Outlook/PowerPoint is highly desirable
• Experience of Microsoft Dynamics NAV is desirable but not required

Closing date: Sunday 26th June 2022