M&A Accountant – PE Backed Retailer
£50-£55k
North Manchester
Ref: RB2295

The Opportunity

Our client is a diverse £35m t/o Multi-site business with presence across the UK after growing both organically and via acquisition. Due to the plans of the senior management team and investors, the business is seeking a hands-on yet commercially aware M&A Accountant to facilitate the exciting plans of the business including an eventual PE exit and progression opportunities for the right individual.

The Role

As M&A Accountant, you will form a vital part of the finance team whilst supporting major business decisions and planned acquisitions. You will also be making a significant contribution to the strategic direction and growth of the business alongside the CFO, as well as having responsibility for technical matters.

  • Significant Acquisition Accounting
  • Reporting directly to CFO in which you be providing technical support
  • Establishing and improving upon best in class financial controls and processes
  • Partnering with key senior stakeholders and non-finance personnel
  • Ownership of stat accounts, audit and tax
  • In time, providing financial models on target acquisitions
  • Supporting the integration of newly acquired businesses
  • Providing full DD on new business targets
  • Other ad-hoc tasks as required

The requirements:

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified
  • Previous experience within audit is highly advantageous
  • Able to provide technical expertise
  • Experience within M&A is desirable however not a must have
  • Comfortable in a high growth and ever-changing business
  • Ambitious with the desire to grow and develop
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