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Group Accountant At IAN Associates

Date Posted: 25/Mar/2014
Deadline: 30/Apr/2014

IAN Associates is recruiting to fill the vacant position of:

Group Accountant

Job Description:

  • Lead a large team of Accountants spread across a growing Group and subsidiary structure, this role is concerned with providing a high standard of accurate and timely subsidiary and consolidated accounting and financial information to the Management and Board of Directors for the purposes of management control and to meet statutory requirements for the Group.
  • Knowledge of IFRS accounting standards and other statutory requirements in the areas of operation is mandatory.
  • Maintain technical knowledge of IFRS and provide advice on statutory reporting requirements.
  • Ensure accurate and timely production of the monthly accounts. To produce the management accounts and maintain the accounting records.
  • Frequent liaison with the Executive Directors acting as Supervising Director for subsidiaries, Group Heads, Clients, regulatory authorities, etc.
  • Generate monthly Group Operating Reports, forecasts, half and full year statutory accounts, annual Group budget and Divisional budget presentation schedules, ensuring timeliness, accuracy, relevance, good presentation and compliance with group policies, 6. Required to collate, interpret and analyze Accounting and Financial information and offer regular and timely advice to management on trends, behaviors, reactions and developments with implication for business operations.
  • Oversee the reconciliation/balance and confirm accuracy of the balance sheet. Maintenance and update of the systems and processes. Management of the bookkeeping and transactions accounting on a daily basis.
  • To be responsible for all aspects of budgeting, closedown and in-year monitoring for the service /budget areas under the control of the post-holder’s team
  • To ensure that the Group complies (financially) with statutory requirements/accounting standards and best practice guidance including the completion and submission of statutory returns in accordance with statutory guidance.
  • To work closely with the Division Accountants, external auditors in relation to accountancy issues. The post holder will deal directly with the external auditors on a number of accountancy-based issues on behalf of the Group.
  • Constantly provide financial advice to Management, senior managers, budget holders and staff members throughout the year including facilitating training sessions and workshops as required.
  • To create and develop complex financial models to facilitate the continued development of budgeting monitoring and budget modeling at the Authority. To ensure that the appropriate internal controls are in place and that high quality, accurate reconciliation’s are undertaken and certified.
  • The post holder will need to make decisions relating to individual financial issues, identify any issues at an early stage and propose solutions to ensure that the Council remains in the best financial position possible.
  • Ensure that good quality records are maintained including good quality working papers. Attend and contribute to working groups and project teams as directed by the Head of Service.
  • To ensure staff development within the team and positively promote the ‘one-team’ philosophy.
  • Any other duties as required to ensure the successful operation of the service unit as required / requested by the Head of Finance.


  • HND / BSc qualification required
  • Higher qualification is an added advantage

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CVs to:[email protected]


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