Role details

Senior Group Accountant

Birmingham   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • FTSE 250 organisation transporting 900 million passengers each year in four continents
  • Newly created opportunity within a growing and dynamic organisation

About Our Client

This is a high profile role and a very rare opportunity for an exceptional finance professional to work as the Senior Group Accountant at National Express Group. National Express Group has an excellent reputation within the transport sector and with continued growth, the business is now looking to highlight the expertise of a forward thinking and driven Senior Group Accountant to help support the Group Function.

With a clear strategy to consistently deliver frequent, high performing public transport services, National Express Group offers excellent value for different service ranges both nationally and internationally.

National Express Group is a FTSE 250 business with the Headquarters based in Birmingham City Centre. With bus, coach and rail services in the UK, Continental Europe, North Africa, North America and the Middle East, the sector is demonstrating continuous growth.

This is an exciting time to become part of this Global Organisation taking a Key role within the Group Finance Team.

Job Description

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • On-going investigation and implementation of process improvements within Group Finance
  • Driving change and efficiency including project managing system improvements
  • Identifying the impact of new accounting standards and project managing changes both for the Group and divisions
  • Analysing financial information to provide greater insight for senior management
  • Active line management and team development
  • Month end tasks and year end reporting

The Successful Applicant

You will be a qualified accountant and have proven and demonstrable experience of working within a senior team, of managing staff and of engaging with and influencing stakeholders at a senior level.

Rigorous but approachable, you will possess excellent communication skills and be experienced at managing projects and driving process change.

  • Qualification - ACA, ACCA or equivalent
  • Post-qualification experience of group accounting within industry, or otherwise significant relevant experience within practice.
  • Technically minded, with a core understanding of IFRS accounting standards
  • Strong IT skills; Advanced Excel and accounting systems experience.
  • Highly efficient and with the energy and tenacity to see projects through to completion.

What's on Offer

£60,000 - £65,000 + Benefits

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