Group Financial Accountant – STAFF

First Energy

Group Financial Accountant

Our client a well-established, recognised, and African focused independent oil and gas company. The Group has interests in over 30 exploration and production licences across 8 countries in Africa and South America.

The Group Financial Accountant will report to the Group Financial Reporting Manager. The post-holder will take an active role in the Group Finance team in providing high quality monthly, half-yearly and year-end consolidated financial results, detailed financial analysis and reconciliation.

This is a permanent role based in Chiswick, London with hybrid working arrangements.

Responsibilities/Key Objectives

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of the monthly consolidated reporting, ensuring adherence with guidelines, policies, and recommended accounting practice.
  • Providing monthly analysis and insight related to actual reported results.
  • Calculating and posting consolidation journals in the consolidation system.
  • Assist BDT finance teams in resolving any technical accounting and process issues or queries and in ensuring the monthly consolidation is completed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Administration of the financial consolidation system (Cognos Controller) and monthly close activities.
  • Provide guidance on technical accounting matters (including assist in the preparation of key documents and papers for consideration by the Audit Committee).
  • Coordination and preparation of the half year and year end results disclosures and financial statements.
  • Liaise with the auditors to ensure smooth and efficient running of the interim and year end audits.
  • Co-ordinate the Group’s global statutory accounts process.
  • Support in corporate projects, including annual intra-Group dividend process, Balance sheet re-org and step plans.
  • Assist with Monthly Performance Reports as and when required.
  • Analysis related to one-off business transactions.
  • Assist with group-wide finance projects as required.


  • Degree qualified and relevant certified or chartered accounting qualification.
  • “Big 4” experience.
  • Minimum 1 year PQE.


  • Understands and applies relevant accounting principles, IFRS, policies and processes
  • Understands the principles of effective financial systems
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong MS Office skills
  • SAP (desirable)
  • Cognos controller (desirable)

All individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, and everyone has equal access to opportunities and resources to enable them to contribute to our client’s overall success.


To Achieve This, We Offer Our Employees

  • Regular working from home in the UK, with an average 2 working days minimum per week in the office.
  • Ability to manage working hours to balance work/life commitments.
  • A performance-driven culture that generates results.
  • A commitment to your personal and professional development.
  • A chance to make a difference to our business, working in or leading teams of talented, committed people.
  • A culture that appreciates diversity & inclusion and provides equal opportunities.
  • Recognition and reward for your performance.

Company information

At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That is why our Recruitment Consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates.

We actively recruit at all levels and this is a superb opportunity for a Group Financial Accountant looking for new employment.

As part of putting people first, we strive to be an equal opportunities employer and we are always looking to increase the diversity of our workforce, working closely with our clients to ensure everyone is included.

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