Senior Completions Accountant

Job Description

Senior Completions Accountant

Salary: £46,693.15 p/a

Location: The Chocolate Factory in Keynsham & remote working

About IVC Evidensia…

IVC Evidensia is proud to be Europe’s leading veterinary care provider based in 12 different countries; UK, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Ireland, Belgium, France, Switzerland, and Spain. IVC Evidensia has revenues of over £1.3bn and over 1600 veterinary surgeries. IVC Evidensia operates a high growth model, looking to acquire 300 sites per annum across all countries.

About the role…

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Senior Completions Accountant. This role will involve working closely with the Senior Integration Finance Manager, external completion accountants, and integration and M&A teams in each territory. This role supports the processes surrounding new entities joining Evidensia across Mainland Europe. Main tasks will be providing reports and other information to the completion accountants in-country, checking the completion accounts to ensure compliance with IVC policy and financial reporting standards, and creating and posting completion accounts and initial acquisition journals, whilst adhering to timetable and best practice at all time. You will post opening balances for approximately 100 acquisitions in one year across all territories. You are responsible for liaising with completion accountants in all territories.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensuring timely delivery of reports and other information to in-country accountants;
  • Reviewing completion accounts, responding with queries and passing the final draft for review by the Senior Integration Finance Manager;
  • Creating and posting all completion account and initial acquisition journals into open accounts;
  • Updating completion accounts tracker and monitoring of completion accounts inbox;
  • Ensuring regular communication with in-country accountants on progress of their tasks;
  • Ensuring that all relevant documentation and correspondence is filed promptly;
  • Reconciliation of pre-completion balance sheet accounts for each set of completion accounts;
  • Preparing a monthly reconciliation of reserve movements relating to completion accounts for the group finance team;
  • Responding appropriately and promptly to queries from internal and external teams;
  • Supporting process improvement initiatives to ensure all processes are robust and efficient;
  • Ad hoc additional tasks as required

What are we looking for?

We are looking for an Accountant with a professional accounting qualification (ACCA or similar), with at least 2 years’ experience in a commercial environment, and a robust understanding of small companies and how they work. You will have strong technical understanding of balance sheet and financial statements, have excellent attention to detail, with the ability to deliver right-first-time results quickly, while maintaining a robust audit trail for all work and be deadline focused and be proactive to put in the effort required to ensure they are always meet them.

The successful candidate will be the type of person that thrives in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment, and has the ability to be flexible. You can demonstrate strong communication and influencing skills with a range of internal and external stakeholders. You will have meticulous organisational skills.

We consider first time qualification passes if you have the determination and experience onside. Previous experience of Open Accounts and experience in acquisitions accounting would be an advantage, but not essential. You will have evidence of regular CPD, particularly keeping up to date with financial reporting standards. Relevant language skills (including but not limited to Dutch, German, French, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian) would be beneficial but not essential.

In return…

We’re proud of the diversity of the people within our business and do our utmost to ensure every member of the group feels happy and comfortable in their place of work. True to our values, we care about our employees and genuinely want our teams to have the best experience at work possible. With this in mind, here is what you can expect to receive in terms of benefits, whilst working for IVC Evidensia.

You will get 25 days holiday and your birthday off each year, your annual leave will also increase with length of service. You will work with friendly teams and a great office environment that allows us to bring our dogs to work. What's more you'll also benefit from supportive wellbeing programmes and a discount portal. There are more benefits – to explore these, please visit:

How to apply: To apply for this role, please send your CV to [email protected]

Closing date: 12th May 2021

Please do not delay in submitting your application for this role. With some roles that are urgent or receiving high volume of applicants, we may interview and conclude the process prior to the closing date of the advertisement.

Initially the post will be remote based. Our long-term vision is that once things get back to (the new) normal, we will embrace a hybrid way of working. Therefore once circumstances allow, this role will be a weekly blend of working at our Central Support Office in Keynsham and remote working.

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