JOB TITLE: Group Accountant
REPORTING TO: Chief Accountant
SALARY: £55,000 - £60,000
Objectives of Role:
To assist in the various financial and management reporting requirements of both groups (U.S. listed entities).
Areas of Responsibility:
US Listed Entities:
To assist with ensuring that the financial results of the group are reported accurately and on time. To assist with the preparation of the quarterly 6K Forms. To support the finance team during quarterly and annual audits. To assist in the preparation of both Company’s annual financial statements and 20-F for submission to the SEC.
UK Statutory accounts:
To assist in the annual statutory audits of the UK subsidiary (& related) companies, including preparation and filing of statutory accounts, ensuring compliance with UK GAAP including liaising with the auditors and dealing with their questions.
To assist in the review and completion of the monthly and quarterly group reporting pack.
To assist in the:
preparation of the monthly and quarterly reporting packages
preparation of the balance sheet reconciliations
maintenance of the general ledgers
preparation of the SEC reporting requirements (ie Form 6K, Form 20F, XBRL)
To assist in coordinating the testing of the company’s internal controls by liaising with the auditors and other service providers. Working closely with the Financial Reporting Manager for the enforcement of all controls governing the group’s Financial Reporting cycle, including maintaining and ensuring all the quarterly audit files are SOX compliant and for updating the respective documentation for the Financial Reporting cycle.
Ad hoc Projects
To assist and contribute towards the completion of special projects, such as debt and equity offerings.
ACA, ACCA qualified (newly qualified to two years post qualification experience)
Good planning / time management skills
Motivation to succeed in a fast-paced environment
Microsoft Office – advanced Excel
Previously worked for a top 10 accountancy practice, preferably auditing shipping or Oil & Gas clients.
US GAAP experience (preferable but not required)
Candidate should have strong attention to detail, good communication skills, be a team player and be self-motivated with a "hands-on" approach to getting things done. The ability to organize, plan and prioritise tasks effectively and being logical.