Group Accountant (UK GAAP) - finalist/newly qualified

Hutcheon Mearns is delighted to be engaged on a Group Accountant (UK GAAP) role for an global business based in Edinburgh. The business has sites throughout the globe and is a market leader in its respective field. It is seeking a finalist or newly qualified accountant to fulfil the role of Group Accountant (UK GAAP) and join its talented technical accounting team. The role is offering up to £45,000 - £50,000 per annum + bonus and additional benefits.

The Opportunity 

The Group Accountant will report into the Group Reporting Manager and will work closely the wider finance and business as a source of technical accounting knowledge. As Group Accountant, you will be charged with delivering efficient month and year end results in adherence to technical accounting regulation. Moreover, you will be involved in process and controls improvement projects, as well as playing a role in the implementation new accounting regulation where necessary.

This role should be viewed as great opportunity for you to join a high calibre finance team that provide a stellar learning environment and the opportunity to progress through the team - both vertically (within financial reporting) or laterally (into other areas of finance) -  following a 18-24 month period of strong performance.

Your role will include:

  • Production of accurate monthly and annual financial statements
  • Maintenance of the balance sheet including reconciliations 
  • Support the external audit process acting as a liaison 
  • Maintenance and development of internal control and financial policy 
  • Support the month end close process including journal entries and adjustments 
  • Liaise with colleagues in finance and the wider business as necessary 
  • Support projects e.g. systems development, process improvement etc. 

Background and Expertise

Our client is keen to speak to individuals with the following profile: 

  • Finalist or newly qualified accountant (ICAS, ACCA, ICAEW or equivalent) 
  • Experience of working in a financial accounting or regulatory role including audit
  • Experience of working in or with large, complex businesses 
  • Good knowledge of accounting standards including IFRS and/or FRS102 
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Excel 
  • Strong communication and stakeholder engagement abilities 

Flexibility and Benefits

The role of Group Accountant (UK GAAP) is offering the following package: 

  • £45,000 - £50,000 per annum (DOE) 
  • Performance bonus 
  • Generous pension contribution 
  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Private healthcare policy 
  • Other benefits-  info available on request

The office is based in Edinburgh and is easily accessible via public transport. Moreover, the business operates a hybrid working policy with the team typically attending the office 2-3 days per week depending on business needs. 

Next Steps 

If you are interested in taking the next step in your career or feel a change of environment or sector is your next path, this could be the ideal job opportunity for you. To apply, please send a full CV to Jack Ramage, Head of Resourcing - Edinburgh. For confidential discussion or more information, please reach out to Jack Ramage at Hutcheon Mearns on Only candidates eligible to work in the UK will be considered for this role as no sponsorship is available.