Group Accountant - Aberdeen

Ref: 135 Date Posted: Monday 28 Nov 2022

Vero has been engaged to recruit an ambitious accountant into the highly visible and critical role of Group Accountant. Working with a fantastic team of finance professionals, in a collaborative and flexible environment, the successful individual will work closely with the Group Financial Controller as well as other members of the finance team. 


Our client:


With a rich heritage that spans over 50 years our client helps their customers by transforming operational efficiency, improving processes and continuously enhancing their services and systems.

Our client’s team is among the most experienced and knowledgeable in the energy industry. All sharing a common drive to succeed, an enthusiasm for their work and a passion for providing exceptional service to their clients and communities.


Who are we looking for:


To be considered, you must be fully qualified. Impeccable attention to detail is a must, with a confident outlook and first class communication skills being essential. 


Could suit an individual from newly qualified level looking to take on a challenging group role with first class future prospects. Open to applicants looking to take on a progressive first role in industry. 


The role


  • Taking overall responsibility for the accounting for Corporate Overheads, including preparation of management accounts, budgets and forecasts for the support functions within the UK
  • Provide variance reporting to heads of departments to understand spend against budget and forecast, and prepare ad-hoc analysis as required to support with financial decision making
  • Oversee the payroll function, including preparation of P11d and PSA returns as well as processing necessary journals and performing balance sheet reconciliations
  • Assume responsibility for the reporting of balance sheet and cash flows, liaising with operational teams to ensure adherence to process
  • Review and challenge balance sheet reconciliations for operating units and ensure consistency of presentation
  • Perform working capital analysis to explain cash movements
  • Prepare VAT 100 reporting
  • Prepare the statutory accounts, audit and tax files
  • Produce monthly intercompany reports highlighting unreconciled balances and pursuing relevant business accountants to ensure balances are reconciled monthly and settled as funds allow
  • Maintain the fixed asset register, including lease arrangements and associated IFRS 16 documentation to support the reporting requirements under IFRS/FRS 101
  • Provide technical accounting support to operations finance teams, including preparation of contract summaries to cover IFRS 15 recognition implications
  • Support internal audit/review projects
  • Support the group finance function with ad hoc projects


If you are a qualified accountant who is looking to take on a challenging and progressive new role, this could be the ideal opportunity for you. Our client offers a stimulating and friendly culture, flexibility, hybrid working, and the ability to progress across their finance function in future. 

Please apply in confidence following the link below.