Group Accountant

Ref: GA-M-N-22582
City/Region: Malton
Salary: Competitive
Apply before: Friday, 2 August 2019

The group accountant will proactively assist the group financial controller in ensuring best practice statutory compliance for all companies in the Karro group structure.

Key responsibilities:

  • Preparation and review of all Karro statutory accounts, liaising externally and internally as appropriate
  • Supporting the group financial controller in assessing the impact of technical accounting changes
  • Partnering with the business to help them understand the impact of any accounting changes and their role in maintaining tax compliance
  • Review of corporation tax and deferred tax calculations and returns as prepared by external advisors, including R&D tax credit claims
  • Own the process for overseas tax compliance liaising with locally appointed specialist agents as necessary
  • Own VAT and Intrastat for the Group, ensuring returns are accurate and appropriate payments are made
  • Take ownership of the process for Senior Accounting Officer compliance, ensuring appropriate documentation is kept, risk reviews are performed and appropriate payments are made
  • Ensure the Karro Tax Policy is fit for purpose and signed off annually by the Board.
  • Liaise with HMRC on visits/audits/submissions
  • Liaise with external advisors where appropriate to provide tax advice and planning for the business, as required
  • Drive process improvements
  • Ad hoc tax-related projects

Skills and experience:

  • ACA and post qualification experience (either gained from an accounting firm background or in industry)
  • Excellent technical accounting skills
  • Strong commercial exposure and business acumen
  • Continuously strives for improvement
  • Appreciates the concept of materiality together with the benefit of detail
  • Competent in driving and influencing internal company teams to mitigate risk
  • Possesses a pro-active "can-do" attitude and demonstrates initiative, whilst maximising opportunities for improvement in the business
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships rapidly with colleagues
  • Seeks and develops new relationships that will support the wider finance function
  • Maintain a level of objectivity and an unbiased approach whilst displaying integrity at all times
  • Excellent communicator (both written and in verbal form) with an ability to a tailor and adapt communications for a wide variety of audiences (including Board level) and situations
  • Flexible, yet able to consistently meet deadlines and remain motivated and focused on delivery
  • Ability to work proactively both independently, or as part of a team
  • Able to liaise with the senior management team on behalf of the Group Financial Controller, where appropriate
  • Able to provide appropriate solutions to problems
  • Proven experience of strategic decision making

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 5.6 weeks holiday per year
  • Competitive Contributory Pension
  • Life Assurance Scheme funded by Karro

At Karro we are dedicated to rewarding and enriching the careers of the people who work for us. If you are hardworking, willing to get involved and respond well to a challenging and fast-moving environment, then you will find Karro to be a well-matched employer who will support you at every turn and reward your dedication with support, development and long-term career prospects.

About Karro:

Karro Food Group are a major UK food business, employing c. 3,000 people across 7 sites UK-wide, and generating over £600m+ of turnover every year. Karro is a leading producer of bacon, gammon, fresh pork, frozen sausage, ham and cooked meats - we manage the entire production process "from field to fork". We supply our high quality meat products to retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers across the UK, as well as export customers around the world. Core to our beliefs as a business is continuous innovation; adapting our products and services to ensure we are an industry leading, forward thinking and flexible business.

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