Job Openings >> *** LONGLEAT - Estate Accountant
*** LONGLEAT - Estate Accountant
Title:*** LONGLEAT - Estate Accountant

Longleat Estate includes one of the UK’s most popular visitor attractions in the form of the Safari & Adventure Park. It features an extensive Safari Park, over 20 attractions and one of the most stunning stately homes in Britain. We rely on talented people who are able to demonstrate exceptional technical skills and have personal characteristics that live up to the high standards of the brand. We have an exciting opportunity in our Finance Department for a Financial Accountant.



The Financial Accountant will support the Chief Financial Officer with ensuring the Longleat Estate/Trust accounts comply with all statutory and regulatory requirements as well as being accurate and reconciled in a timely basis.


Duties will include the preparation of Estate management accounts and financial reports including P&L, balance sheet reconciliations, fixed asses registers and cash flow report. Duties also include, annual budget forecasting and the management of appropriate relationships with external auditors, tax advisors, banking contacts and trustees.

This role will be providing expertise to the business with tax planning and legislative requirements, as well as expert support on Corporate governance and data protection compliance.

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The ideal candidate should be educated to a degree level with a full professional accountancy qualification (ACCA, CIMA, ACA) as well as previous work experience as an accountant with up to date knowledge of trust accounting requirements. We are also looking for someone with excellent knowledge of a range of financial software packages, with high level of analytical and problem solving skills using exceptional IT and communication skills.



The role is full time permanent position working 37.5 hours a week, 5 days out of 7 and primarily Monday to Friday. A degree of flexibility is required to ensure core objectives are achieved with some out of hours work and travel may be required during times of peak activity.


Our Values and Behaviours

We expect all of our team to embrace our company values, and display ‘Longleat behaviours’. This post requires flexibility of hours, energy application and passion.

At Longleat, we focus on our People and our Guests, to listen actively, to work as a team, to empower others and to show empathy. Our values are:

We Engage and Inspire – We focus on engaging and inspiring our guests, delivering unique and lifelong memories
We Put People First – We seek to serve others and put their interests first. We treat them with respect, we value their opinions and collaborate to be better together
We Continuously Improve – We embrace change and pursue excellence in everything we do
We Act with Integrity – We work in a principled, open and conscientious manner
We Take Safety Seriously – Never compromising on a safe and secure environment

When we recruit we place equal emphasis on technical ability and personal attributes to match our brand values.



As part of the Longleat team, we offer unique benefits such as complimentary Longleat and Cheddar Gorge & Caves Day Tickets, attractive discounts on annual passes, special nightly rates on group hotels, discounted hotel Spa treatments, life assurance cover, and 29 days paid holiday (pro rata).




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