Internal Auditor and Group Accountant

Location
CF14 4XR, Cardiff
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
27 Aug 2019
Closes
24 Sep 2019
Category
Finance
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Group Accountant and as a key member of the Group Finance Team, the Internal Auditor and Group Accountant’s role is to carry out internal audit annually to verify the integrity of controls at each of the Group’s 7 UK and 3 overseas sites, to manager the Group’s Insurance portfolio and support the consolidation and reporting process and Group routine activities 

Key Accountabilities: 

  • Responsible for the Internal audit function within the group including carrying out an annual site audit and reporting to Audit Committee.
  • Responsible for the corporate governance including creation of company policies and monitoring compliance
  • Managing the Senior Accounting Officer legislation which involves ensuring compliance of group tax procedures
  • Reporting to the Audit Committee on corporate governance and risk management.
  • To support the treasury and funding facilities for the group including authorizing payments and optimizing use of banking facilities and cash forecasts.
  • Manage the Group portfolio of Corporate General Insurance circa £1m+ premium, including motor database.
  • Manage the Group Private Medical circa £130k+ premium 115 members.
  • Drive the annual renewal process forward, liaising with brokers, senior management and site financial controllers to ensure adequate cover is in place at all times.
  • Work with group finance team to produce the monthly consolidation of financial and management accounts.
  • To produce monthly Information, Board Reports and other financial information as required for the business.
  • Deliver accurate financial information to the business in a methodical and timely manner.
  • Assist in the Annual consolidation of Group budgets, forecasts and strategy plans specifically with PowerPoint presentations to a high standard.
  • Assist with preparation of Group statutory accounts and each subsidiary statutory accounts including involvement in annual audit including management of and reporting to the Audit Committee on progress on audit points
  • Other duties include regular review of Investor and governance section of the Group’s website.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Qualifications: ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified
  • Experience (Preferred): Big 4; preferably with strong audit and some manufacturing experience - FMCG or food manufacturing (preferred but not essential);
  • High level of Powerpoint/Excel skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills to manage and prioritise workload effectively to strict deadlines
  • Works effectively under pressure and has a proactive approach to work with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to effectively challenge existing processes and procedures
  • Evidence of strong reporting and financial control within a complex fast moving environment
  • A team player who is able to communicate and work effectively at all levels
  • To demonstrate the drive and ambition to be able to formalise an effective reporting structure

Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent organisational skills to manage and prioritise workload effectively to strict deadlines
  • Works effectively under pressure and has a proactive approach to work with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to effectively challenge existing processes and procedures
  • Evidence of strong reporting and financial control within a complex fast moving environment
  • A team player who is able to communicate and work effectively at all levels
  • To demonstrate the drive and ambition to be able to formalise an effective reporting structure
  • Attention to detail
  • High levels of personal integrity
  • Good levels of learning agility
  • Hands-on approach

Dimensions:

  • Reporting structure: reporting into the Group Accountant (organisation chart below)
  • Budget: no budget responsibility
  • Key working relationships: Group Finance team, Group FD, UK Divisional FD, Site FCs, Site Finance teams.

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