Merlin Entertainments

Accountant - R2R

Location (Country-County-City) UK-Hampshire-Basingstoke
Job Locations UK-Hampshire-Basingstoke
Employment Type
Offer/Contract Type
No End Date
Location Name
The Merlin Hub - Basingstoke

Roles & Responsibilities


A job with Merlin isn’t like a job anywhere else. With attractions around the world, from rollercoasters to wax figures, we don’t trade in suits, handshakes or briefcases. We trade in fun. In smiles, shrieks and spine-tingles. In Memories. In magic. But there are no tricks behind our magic. Instead, there are people like you. Passionate, dedicated people who are committed to making sure our worldwide attractions and guests’ experiences are the best they can be. 


We are looking for a finalist or a newly qualified Accountant to join our Record to Report Finance team on a permanent basis. The role will be based at the Merlin Finance Hub in Basingstoke, with a hybrid element for those looking for more flexibility. 

Join our team to ensuring timely and accurate financial control, accounting, and reporting activities in alignment with company policies. Collaborate with various departments and stakeholders to facilitate the financial reporting process. Drive best practices, process efficiencies, and standardisation through continuous improvement using Visual Management methodology and tools.

You will establish and nurture robust relationships with internal and external business stakeholders, as well as upholding financial controls and systems, and suggesting operational enhancements. You will ensure timely completion of tasks in accordance with accounting policies, and take ownership of balance sheet accounts, conducting regular reviews with Finance hub managers.  



Qualifications & Experience

  • Experience working in a shared services role, preferably within a similar operating model and size of organisation
  • Part-qualified finalist/newly qualified in ACA, ACCA or CIMA, with considerable experience within a finance role
  • Experience of Month End close process
  • Experience of process improvements and standardising finance processes
  • Evidence of building and maintaining strong relationships with key business stakeholders
  • Proactive, with experience of working in a flexible and changing environment
  • Communication skills necessary to coordinate month end close across multiple functions
  • Attention to detail with a proactive approach to obtaining appropriate supporting evidence
  • Coordination with divisional finance organisations to highlight/resolve issues
  • Confident to engage and challenge senior stakeholders on change, process, and policies


We’re growing fast and alongside a fun and friendly environment, we offer a fabulous package and amazing prospects – ideal if you’re already fantastic and want to become even better (our magic can help here).  Benefits include Pension, Life Assurance, discretionary company bonus, 25 days’ holiday and, of course, a Merlin Magic Pass which gives you and your friends and family free admission to all of our attractions worldwide, as well as 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants and 40% discount on LEGO.


If you have any questions or if you require any assistance, because of a disability or medical condition, please contact us by email at and one of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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