Introduction

Learning Curve Group, are one of the UK's most passionate training providers. With a such a large breadth of provision, we turnover around 45 million per annum and require a Group Financial Accountant to support the group finances.

Key Responsibilities

You will report to the Group Financial Controller and work closely with the Chief Financial Officer as well as having the opportunity to work with other parts of the business.

Key Duties
  • Lead the finance team (currently seven), providing clear direction and an inspiring working environment
  • Ensure that financial reporting, is produced accurately and within agreed timescales. This includes preparation of consolidated monthly management accounts by working day ten
  • Close control of Balance Sheets and supporting reconciliations
  • Support the preparation of budget and forecasts
  • Lead all statutory reporting and compliance, including year-end audit process
  • Produce the quarterly VAT returns
  • Oversee cash and working capital management, including the preparation of short term cash flows and driving strong credit control
  • Ensure robust financial controls are in place to ensure that best practice is achieved and risks mitigated. This includes ensuring that strong month end processes are in place and adhered to, to ensure that the reported financial results are accurate
  • Maintain group accounting policies and procedures
  • Identify systems and performance improvement opportunities 
  • Provide support to the Group Financial Controller as required,
  • Conduct your role in line with the company values and expected behaviours 
  • Implement and comply with the Safeguarding and Health and Safety Policies 
  • Ensure the maintenance of confidentially and professionalism at all times
  • Promote equal opportunities and recognition of diversity throughout the company

Essential Criteria
  • GCSE or equivalent grade A or above in maths and English
  • Fully qualified ACA or ACCA
  • Experience of working with high volumes of data
  • Up to date technical knowledge, including FRS102
 
You will need to have and demonstrate the following important qualities:
  • Accurate and rigorous, with a ‘right first time’ attitude and aptitude
  • Proactive, with a hands-on approach and a passion for continual improvement
  • Experience of improving and maintaining high quality financial controls, business processes and systems and an understanding of what best practice means in this regard
  • Personable and inspiring leader, with experience of running a finance team
  • Be a qualified accountant, ACA, ACCA or CIMA, with demonstrable excellent technical competence
  • Able to deliver ‘on time, in full’ to reporting deadlines synonymous with an SME business
  •  Excellent excel skills


Benefits

  • Holidays – 26 days + bank holidays
  • Pension – 5% from yourself, 3% from LCG
  • Healthcare and Tech scheme
  • Social events
  • Keeping in touch meetings
  • Amazing Headquarters
  • CPD

Equal Opportunities 
LCG is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Equal Opportunities 
For LCG to really transform lives through learning, it takes diversity of skills, knowledge culture and background. That’s why we're an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.


 

Essential Criteria

Learners are at the center of everything we do so we are committed to safeguarding and promoting their welfare. If applicable, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check, provide satisfactory references and prove their eligibility to work in the UK.