Financial Accountant

Contract Type - Permanent
39 hours per week

Employment Type - Full Time

Our Support Office a modern office located close to Old Street and Barbican in central London. This friendly open plan office houses several of the key support functions including Sales, Human Resources, Marketing and Central Revenue. Conveniently located with great transport links the office is the London base for the back office functions of Guoman and Thistle.

The Role

A driven and hands-on Financial Accountant with experience of statutory and consolidated group reporting for multiple entities. Reporting to the Finance Manager, they will work as part of the four-person Management Reporting team to deliver quality, accurate financial reporting. They will be able to work under pressure and manage tight deadlines effectively. The Financial Accountant will support the Finance Manager in preparing monthly & annual consolidated results, be a key contact during the external audit and take the lead in preparation of statutory accounts. The role will also be responsible for the group capital expenditure process giving insight into the business plans and strategy for our portfolio of hotels. They will also take ownership of a group wide fixed asset review. It is therefore important that the individual has strong communication skills and experience of working with senior stakeholders, and also the desire to improve process. They will be able to demonstrate a history of driving best practice and a passion for continuous improvement to support the Finance Manager in delivering not only an industry leading financial reporting and control environment, but also a central finance function that both partners with and supports the business. They must be a proactive, self-starter with the energy and enthusiasm to strive for success. Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of statutory accounts and returns for UK and overseas entities,
  • Support the Finance Manager with the external audit through preparation of the audit schedules and reconciliations,
  • Support preparation of quarterly consolidated reporting to the parent company and bank, including consolidated balance sheets and cashflows,
  • Responsible for the day to day management of the capital expenditure process,
  • Implementation of group wide fixed asset review,
  • Support preparation of monthly management pack for parent company, including review of hotel commentary on financial performance,
  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations with supporting documentation
  • Business partner the central budget holders, reporting on monthly account activity and assisting with forecast and budget preparation,
  • Support delivery of financial reporting obligations to both internal, including parent company, and external stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Ensure Group Accounting Policy is adhered to
  • Support implementation of, and compliance with, robust financial controls 
  • Ad hoc technical accounting and project work as required

What we look for

  • ACA qualified (or equivalent) with audit firm experience
  • Strong IT Skills, including MS Excel (advanced), SAP and data warehousing systems

What's in it for you?

  • Great development opportunities
  • Discounted rates on hotel rooms, food and drink across the glh group
  • Interest free season ticket loans (conditions apply)
  • Access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • Pension and Healthcare Schemes
  • Generous recommend a friend scheme
  • Apprenticeship (from Level 2 to Level 5)
  • Access to discounts and cashback through a huge range of retailers and service providers via our online benefits portal
  • Great Recognition program
  • ...and many more!