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Financial Accountant

The company

PGL are the UK’s leading outdoor education provider, delivering inspirational learning through adventure. We specialise in educational activity courses, school trips, language courses, children’s activity holidays, summer camps and ski trips, with centres in the UK, France, Spain and Australia. 

Since 1957, we’ve grown enormously because we are passionate about what we do. We listen to our customers and continually invest and innovate to provide the very best combination of adventure activities, courses, equipment, accommodation, food and service. But the real PGL difference is in our people. We love what we do, and it shows. We know how to bring out the best in young people, building memories that last a lifetime.

The role:

Reporting directly into the Group Finance Director, you will be responsible for supporting the delivery of an effective, robust Group Financial Service function.  Taking a proactive approach across the business, you will build relationships and challenge internal processes, to support the achievement of ambitious business objectives.

You will ensure the reporting requirements of our new parent company (Midlothian Capital Partners) are achieved.

You will need to be technically sound as you will be responsible for the preparation of the statutory accounts for the Group. You will also take a lead role in the coordination of management accounting, reporting, budgeting and statutory accounts for PGL Australia.  You will be an integral part of the finance team and take on the responsibly of the Company Secretary duties from the Group Finance Director, you will ensure all Company secretarial records are maintained, and that information is provided as required to our taxation advisors in this newly created position.

You will be 

You will be a Qualified Accountant and have a number of years’ experience within a technically focused accounting role, either within practice or industry. Preference would be a candidate with experience of an International multisite business. 

You will be proficient with Microsoft Excel and have excellent communication and presentation skills being comfortable interacting with Executive-level management. PGL is an ever changing, fast paced business and as such looking for a self-starter with ability to streamline functions and passion to learn and grow. 

What you will get in return 

Being the market leader means PGL need a market leading Head Office Team. That is exactly what they have achieved at Alton Court, the site for their Head Office operation, in picturesque Ross-on-Wye. 

PGL have a fantastic culture based around development, progression and ambition, whilst putting their customers first. You would be joining a very successful business helping to support their UK and International growth plans. We are offering a competitive salary and package in line with the calibre of candidate.