Group Financial Accountant (With Audit Experience)

£competitive + excellent benefits
04 Jan 2017
04 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

At Bestway, we’re best known for being the UK’s largest independent food and drinks wholesaler. But there’s so much more to us than that. Bestway Group is a huge multinational with interests in banking, cement, financial services, real estate and healthcare. Not bad for what began as a small food store in West London in the 1960s. And we now have an exciting opportunity for a talented Group Financial Accountant to work closely with the Group Head of Finance to keep our thriving businesses growing.

You’ll come from an auditing background, looking for potentially your first step into “industry”.

With a unique chance to gain exposure at the highest level, you’ll be the essential link between the Group Head of Finance and our subsidiaries, keeping the Group CEO up to date with performance and strategic developments in each business. Cashflow and performance monitoring, benchmarking, management accounting, budgeting, forecasting and Bank Covenant reporting – you’ll take on a full mix of financial responsibilities across our subsidiaries in a varied and high profile role. A vital presence at Board meetings, you’ll ensure all resulting actions are completed. And when it comes to auditing, you’ll manage the process and liaise with external auditors to produce group consolidated accounts. In short, thanks to you, our financial capabilities will go from strength to strength, enabling our businesses to do the same.

To take on this exciting and rare challenge, you’ll be an ACA qualified accountant, with some experience of the FMCG or pharmacy sectors. An excellent communicator, you’ll also be incisive, with the ability to dig into and question the detail. Naturally, you’ll have strong leadership skills and be a big picture thinker who can coordinate on group reporting. Meticulous and more than capable of working under pressure, skilfully managing a varied workload will be second nature to you. And you’ll have knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP too.

At Bestway, we’re passionate about meeting our customers’ needs and working as a team to grow our business. So if you’re looking for an opportunity to make a huge impact on an ambitious company that’s built its way up from humble beginnings, you could be the sort of Group Financial Accountant we’re looking for.