Group Accountant

July 20, 2024

Job Description

Group Accountant – 12 month Temp to potential Perm role – Finance Department

Driver Hire are recruiting on behave of one of our clients. This is a 6-12 months fixed-term minimum, could be longer/permanent for the right individual.

Location: Aberdeen Choice of hybrid, or fully office based, very flexible, expectation is they do attend Board Meetings.

Reporting to: Director of Finance

Weekly Hours: 35

Salary £46,681 – £51,969

Job Purpose:

Financial management of the subsidiary companies and the technical expert in the provision of high-quality financial support, advice and management. Business partner for the Group and supporting growth and commercial success of the subsidiary companies.

Principal Responsibilities:

Financial management of the subsidiary companies, including preparation of Accounts, annual accounts for audit, annual budget, financial projections, financial, analytical, ad hoc and statutory reporting.

Prepare the financial projections and information for the subsidiary business plan updates.

Attend subsidiary board meetings, present reports and provide expert advice and manage the financial requests from the Boards.

Assist with treasury management tasks in relation to regular liquidity review, projections and cash monitoring.

Assist with cashflows and quarterly projections for the Group.

Manage and oversee the financial aspects of the new development programme, including preparing financial appraisals.

Project evaluation, prepare financial projections as appropriate, including modelling schemes and reporting on viability.

In conjunction with the Finance Manager, assist with the group annual audit preparation and other relevant tasks.

Responsible for payroll management and authorisation.

Identify areas for improvement, facilitate change and efficiencies.

Provision of expert and technical support or advice across the group dealing with internal and external stakeholders queries.

Assist the Finance Director with ad hoc projects.

Representing Finance by participating and contributing in meetings which will enable the needs of operational teams and customers.

Preparation of quarterly / annual returns.

To maintain an effective working relationship with immediate colleagues staff as well as others within the Group and where required, provide cover for finance colleagues.

Lead on IT system upgrades and process change, provide training, user guides when required.

To carry out duties in accordance with relevant Group policies and procedures.

Job Activities:

Managing Employees

Financial Resources:

Authorised signatory in relation to Bacs payments, Category A Signatory in line with financial regulations policy

Responsible for the preparation of the subsidiary companies annual and monthly accounts, revenue circa £4m p.a. Kirkgate s Net Assets circa £2.7m p.a.

Responsible for the review and authorisation of group payroll circa £250k per month. (Signatory A).

Responsible for the group VAT authorisation and submission (shared task).

Responsible for providing accurate timely data / back up schedules to be scrutinised by external auditors and maintain VAT records for scrutiny by HMRC in relation to VAT inspections and record keeping. Financial Accounting: budget analysis, forecasting, accounting, reporting

Monitoring income and costs and report on variances

Information Resources:

Accessing Sun systems, P2P, d/EPM budget module, QL, Microsoft packages, internet.

Creating and updating financial models and projections

Physical Resources:

Mobile Phone & Laptop User

Responsibility for Service Users

Ensuring service users requests are managed in a timely manner.

Relationships with Others:.

Internal: Board, executive team and staff providing technical and non-technical advice, managing queries, financial reporting for decision making and provide support in relation to financial matters.

External: Banks and lenders, auditors, SHR, HMRC, legal advisors, suppliers to respond to requests, manage queries, provide information requests. Relationship building.

Level of Decision-Making:

The post holder has considerable responsibility for the financial management of the subsidiary companies.

Selection of accounting practises to be adhered to in the preparation of the accounts and forecasts.

Authorised signatory A up to the value of £1,000 for payments and intercompany transfers example BACS

Finance System administrator

Payroll review and authorisation.

Bank reconciliation authorisations.

Although working to established (frequently external) frameworks, required to use judgement, experience and knowledge to do so and meet requirements within the scope of such frameworks.

Staff management and ensuring cover in place to meet deadlines.

Working to frameworks and deadlines and required to use judgement, experience and knowledge to meet prescribed requirements. Interpret policy and legislation for application within role and wider Group

Lead on IT changes / upgrades.


Freedom to plan and prioritise own work and that of the team.

Regular development meetings

Continuous improvement in system process identify efficiencies.

Interested, then please apply to Driver Hire. As this is a higher profile role, the expectation is to apply with a personal statement; why you feel you are suited to this role, along with an up to date CV.