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Senior Group External Accountant

Senior Group External Accountant 

Responsible to:

Senior Technical Reporting Manager




Role Overview:

Bury Head Office

This is an opportunity for a practice trained accountant to join the Group finance team of a highly acquisitive, fast-paced FTSE 100 Plc.

Role overview: 

This role will be responsible for managing the day-to-day group audit process, including the annual report process at both half year and full year. It will also be the responsibility of this person to understand and challenge our processes; and prepare our technical accounting papers required for the group external reporting function. In addition to the technical papers, this role will be responsible for building, and analysing the results of our annual impairment models. The ideal candidate for this role will be Big 4 trained, have 2-4 years PQE, experience of a listed plc environment (either auditing or in house). Extensive IFRS knowledge is a must have with this role.

Skills and Experience:

  • Strong IFRS knowledge
  • Big 4 trained (2-4 years PQE)
  • PLC reporting experience (either auditing or in house)
  • Technical accounting paper preparation experience

The Company:

The JD Group is a leading omnichannel retailer of Sports Fashion, Street & Premium Fashion, Outdoors and Gyms with over 60,000 colleagues over 3,400 stores across several retail fascia's in over 30 markets around the world.

We are an equal opportunities employer who embraces and values differences. We recognise the importance of an inclusive workplace culture in which everyone can thrive irrespective of their background or identity.

To be a part of this successful and continuously growing company, you will have the desire to ingrain our strategic goals of being a people first, a digital leader and customer focused organisation which provides operational excellence and is continuous with identifying new areas of growth into our day-to-day.

We know our employees work tirelessly to make JD Sports the success it is today and in turn, we offer them some amazing benefits:

  • Incremental Holiday Allowance
  • Staff Discount on qualifying purchases across Group retail stores and online
  • Exclusive Colleague Bike Discount scheme
  • Discounted Gym membership
  • Personal development opportunities to learn and develop at work
  • Access to Apprenticeships and accredited qualifications


If you are interested in this position, then press the Apply Now button.

Due to the high volumes of applications our opportunities attract, it takes time to review them all. If you don't hear back within two weeks of your application, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful on this occasion

Applications that meet the skills criteria will be contacted for a 1st stage meeting with the talent team. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to interview with the hiring manager.

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