Senior Accountant

Salary/Rate:£60,000 - £65,000 per annum + + 20% bonus + 7% pension
Job type:Perm
Location:Stockport

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity to work for our client a large, private equity backed property business as they look to appoint a Senior Accountant to be responsible for onboarding of all acquisitions into the group. This business has an aggressive acquisitions growth strategy and is looking for an ambitious, technically strong Accountant which is a newly created role due to an increase in work.

Reporting to the Financial Controller and based in the newly built and modern Stockport office the role is to be a lead accountant for our new developments and company acquisitions. Along with a finance manager and management account, the role is also to ensure a consistently smooth set of accounting functions, acting as a link between the Corporate Accounting Team, Property Finance, and other business departments.

What will you be doing?

  • Onboarding of new development assets and corporate acquisitions
  • Development projects, reporting, cash flow and loan draw downs
  • Debt monitoring, management and compliance.
  • Building of new consolidations and accounting for new legal entities as determined by the growth.
  • Treasury management and cash forecasts.
  • Audit support and assisting to develop controls and the checking of data accuracy within the system.
  • Presentation of monthly and quarterly management accounts to SLT and boards.
  • Support the Financial Controller and Head of Financial Operations in ad-hoc projects. Opportunity to lead own ad-hoc projects.
  • Running lease accounting and variance analysis of revenue to lease level.
  • Alongside the Financial Controller, assisting in the improvement and development of relevant and accurate management and accounting information delivered to the heads of departments. Liaise with management to resolve information requirements and queries as and when they occur.

What skills do we need?

  • Qualified accountant with at least 2 years PQE (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Experience with property transactions and property accounting software
  • Experience with UK taxes for property groups and statutory audit procedures
  • Experience with debt and equity management.
  • Self-starter with exceptional initiative and proactivity. Effective with engaging across numerous teams and business units.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Strong organisational skills with ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities
  • The ideal candidate will also have a history of acquisitions and experience in due diligence and transactions processes, as well as managing numerous external stakeholders

What's on offer?

  • £65,000 salary
  • Hybrid working
  • A 20% annual bonus based on hitting performance objectives
  • 7% contribution to pension
  • Many other additional company perks including death in service, life insurance and fully paid for company wide events in the summer and winter

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful. Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions.

Job ref: KH/4703Post Date: 09.05.24

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