Company Accountant

Company Accountant

Are you a part-qualified AAT Finalist or equivalent, and do you have experience in a transactional finance role and working in a business services environment? Our varied Company Accountant role assists with the month-end process and journals, as well as preparing balance sheet reconciliations and completing general Accounting duties.

You will need to have great communication skills, and be comfortable liaising with different people within the business. You will be expected to have an understanding of accounting systems, and be prepared to use your initiative to complete ad hoc accounting tasks. 

You will report directly to the Group Financial Controller. This role is varied and provides a great opportunity to develop within a growing finance team, as well as offering the opportunity for professional development.


  • Month-end process and journals including but not limited to;
    • Revenue recognition
    • Accruals
    • Prepayments
    • Depreciation
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations for review by Group Financial Controller  
  • All areas of transactional accounting including sales and purchase ledger management
  • Credit control
  • Support year-end audit 
  • Ownership of the fixed asset register for the group 
  • Build relationships with key members of the Shift Active team  
  • Work closely with all departments to ensure project invoices and costs are being managed
  • Support Group Financial Controller to ensure we maintain a robust control environment
  • Other ad hoc tasks as required. 

Skills and Requirements

  • Part Qualified - AAT Finalist or equivalent
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Strong Communicator
  • High attention to detail
  • Experience in a transactional finance role
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good initiative and ability to pick up tasks for the team
  • Experience of working in a marketing or business services environment
  • Experience of accounting systems - ideally Sage


Play Sports Group (PSG) is the world’s leading digital sports media company focused on cycling and tri-sports. Combining a deep love of the sport with peerless expertise in video and digital distribution, PSG has built a leadership position in the market, with 45m monthly video views from audiences across its eight channels that include Global Cycling Network (GCN), Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) and Global Triathlon Network (GTN), along with the first two of a growing number of non-English language channels, GCN en Español and GCN Italia. Headquartered in Bath with 150 employees, PSG also includes the award-winning cycling media agency, SHIFT Active Media who work with some of the biggest, most high-profile brands in the cycling world. PSG recently secured further investment from Discovery Inc, the global media group behind brands including the Discovery Channel and Eurosport. This investment, which resulted in Discovery taking a controlling stake in PSG, will fund the continued development of the Group.


  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays & Christmas week shutdown
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Pension Plan
  • Bang up to date technology and equipment with which to work.
  • Modern offices with air con, showers, bike parking & coffee machines
  • Company bike rides each summer during office hours
  • Christmas Party and summer bike ride/parties
  • Free lunch every month before payday
  • Free birthday pizza lunch out
  • Welcome gifts: GCN/GMBN cycling and casual wear
  • Up to 50% discount in the GCN, GMBN and GTN shops
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • A fantastically vibrant, positive, friendly, active and collaborative working environment