Working as a group accountant

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Group accounting is a head office and parent company function that offers the opportunity to explore and understand the business performance of the whole group.

The focus can be on group financial accounting , group management accounting or both. The role interfaces with all levels of management and finance divisions across the business. As a group accountant, you will oversee the preparation of consolidated accounts and manage group reporting, as well as he corporate budgeting and forecasting process.

Career progression

If your ambition is to become a senior finance professional this is a great role to progress your career. The majority of FTSSE 250 Finance Directors and Chief Financial Officers started their careers within group accounting.
If your ambition is to become a senior finance professional this is a great role to progress your career.

Why choose group accounting?

It is one of the strongest entry points into industry, which not only allows you to develop your technical skills, but sitting above the various operating units and consolidating reports from all of the finance functions across the group as a whole, allows you to gain a comprehensive insight into the whole business. In this way, a group role not only gives you a bird’s eye view of an organisation but a fantastic opportunity to network across different divisions within the business.

Who should become a group accountant?

Audit and tax experience are often prerequisites for the role so a practice background is often preferred.

Seeking a job in accounting? To discuss your current accounting & finance recruitment needs in more detail, please contact one of experienced recruitment consultants. 

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