Group Technical Accountant

The job in a nutshell

An outstanding opportunity to join a successful and highly functioning department in the role of Group Technical Accountant. Responsible for technical accounting matters, group financial reporting and supporting with wider plc finance team, you will support the overall business growth strategy. 

Skills and experience you’ll need to have

•Holds ACA or equivalent accounting qualification and relevant post-qualification experience

•Experienced and prior involvement in external audit

•Strong technical knowledge of IFRS

•Preparation of financial statements under IFRS and other UK frameworks

•Experience of working in a plc environment or similar fast-paced, deadline-driven finance team

•Experience of working in teams and actively contributing to their success

•Ability to interrogate data quickly and accurately

•Experience of using key Microsoft Office applications

What you’ll be responsible for

•Prepares the Group’s monthly consolidated reporting

•Undertakes the accounting for the Group’s consolidation, share schemes, debt facilities, acquisitions, impairment reviews and other technical areas

•Prepares financial reporting papers for distribution to the Board and Audit Committee

•Prepares the statutory accounts for individual companies and Group’s consolidated plc Annual Report

•Liaises with the Group’s advisors including external audit, internal audit and tax as necessary to resolve issues and embed best practice within the business

•Supports the Strategy & Investments team with financial due diligence on potential acquisitions

•Actively contributes to improving the control environment of the Group and driving efficiencies in working practices

•Accounts for corporation tax, VAT and deferred tax

•Has a proactive role in financial planning for the Group including corporate structure, dividends and cash management

•Supports the finance team and wider business with ad hoc projects as required

Who you’ll be working with

•Group Financial Controller, Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer in relation to the Group’s financial reporting matters

•Entire finance team – support and knowledge share

•Wider business – liaises as necessary in the course of performing role

•External audit, internal audit, tax and other advisors

About us Group plc (GOCO) operates GoCompare, a leading UK financial services, utilities and home services comparison website; and recently acquired The Global Voucher Group Limited (trading as MyVoucherCodes), which is a digital media and affiliate marketing specialist that connects consumers with money saving offers from the world's leading brands.

GoCompare attracts approximately five million visits every month and is designed to help people save time and money. When GoCompare launched in 2006 it disrupted the insurance market as the first comparison website to display policy details rather than just listing prices. GoCompare's goal was then, and still is now, to help people make better-informed buying decisions that save them time and money. is one of the UK's biggest discount voucher websites. It launched in November 2006 and provides sales, discount and voucher code information to millions of consumers across the UK every month. Group plc uses data captured from more than 20 million customers over the last 11 years to underpin its drive to continually improve its proposition and leverage its strong position.

The Group is also an investor in, the leading comparison business in the Middle East; and in promising fintech start up MortgageGym, the mortgage robo-adviser.

GoCompare embraces diversity and truly believe in equal opportunities for all. We believe that inclusion and diversity increases creativity, delivers innovation, improves performance and better serves our customers.

We truly believe in the ethos that companies with greater diversity perform better than those without. It is for these reasons that all qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of age, race, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, disability, educational background or any other characteristic for that matter that doesn’t relate to your ability to perform the role.


GoCompare offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Bonus
  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays
  • Birthday day off
  • Death in service
  • Matched pension (up to 6%)
  • Private medical cover
  • Buy and sell holiday options
  • Extra holidays for length of service
  • Share save scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity policies
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Competitive plus extensive benefits



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Contract type:

Full time

Closing date:

25th July 2018

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