Job Title: Group Accountant

Job Details:

Job Type: Permanent - Full Time

Salary: £60,000 - £75,000

Location: Huntingdon

Apply by: 02/10/2023 23:59

Job Description:

Do you have strong accounting and organisation skills with the ability to contribute to continuous improvement? If so, come and join us as our Group Accountant based in our Head Office in Godmanchester near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

This would be an ideal opportunity for a professional accountant who is looking for a senior role working for a privately owned group of companies that includes a college, an awarding body, learning technology development, commercial property and student accommodation interests. With a £10 million turnover and 300 + employees we are looking to recruit a professional accountant who aspires to be a leading influencer within a diverse and inclusive business. A desire to support our ability to innovate and succeed in future growth is essential.


This role will cover all aspects of the Group finance function, including statutory financial and management accounting, with a focus on financial processes and controls and the day to day management of the finance team. You will be a member of the senior management team and will report direct to the owners.

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will be a professionally qualified accountant having trained in practice or in industry. Commercial experience would be an advantage but not essential. You will have an eye for accuracy and good attention to detail with the ability to work to tight deadlines while also naturally curious and goal oriented. You will be able to demonstrate where you have driven and implemented change.

What's on Offer

  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Opportunity to buy and sell
  • A complimentary birthday day off!
  • Group Pension Scheme
  • Private family medical cover
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Reimbursement of professional registration fees
  • Death in Service equivalent to 4 x annual salary
  • Jury service – payment for lost days reimbursed
  • Personal development for the ambitious

Who are we?

Our Group is privately owned and was founded in 1989 with just one employee. Today the Group consists of several companies including:

The College of Animal Welfare ( is the UK’s largest veterinary nursing training provider, has a Business School, offers work based learning and distance learning programmes .The College is a leader in the development of virtual and immersive learning, and operates from 5 main centres and a number of satellite training centres located across the UK.

Vet Skill Limited ( is a UK awarding organisation, end point assessment organisation and professional body that is fast growing and holds the largest market share of veterinary nursing qualifications in the UK.

All successful applicants will undertake a DBS Check.

Applications via agencies will not be considered.

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