Group Reporting Manager
£84000 - £95000 + Bonus + Benefits
Central London

The Company
Top 250 listed PLC global leader in technology, manufacturing and distribution have a new role within their group head office for a qualified accountant.

In order to be considered for this excellent role, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Qualified chartered accountant who has trained in a top 4 firm or similar, with 3+ years post-qualification experience.

  • Strong experience and knowledge of IFRS

  • Experience of group consolidations in medium/large corporations and experience of reporting across multiple countries and jurisdictions in Europe, USA, Far East and Australasia.

  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to plan workflows to ensure reporting deadlines are met.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and confidence to advise and influence multiple stakeholders at various levels of management.

  • Experience of managing a small team.

Reporting to the Group Financial Controller, you will manage a small team of qualified accountants, the supports annual and monthly statutory and management processes and reporting. The role will involve regular contact with the Group CFO and the Board. The role includes the following:

  • Your team is responsible for the monthly consolidation of 110 global reporting entities and group financial reporting.

  • Review of financial information shared with Senior Management and Board, ensuring accuracy and meeting of tight deadlines.

  • Responsible for the line management of four direct reports, assisting in their growth and personal and career development and enhancing team performance.

  • Head office cost controller, managing payroll analysis, cost analysis and project costing.

  • Responsible in accordance with IFRS, for the consolidation and preparation of interim and annual statutory accounts/annual report including share options and pension benefit obligations and liaising with internal and external advisors.

  • Take ownership of all the financial aspects of all external reporting including quarterly interim and annual reports.

  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of data within submissions including identifying and investigating variances and problems data submitted to head office from divisions.

  • Consolidating group monthly forecast, budget and 5-year plan, liaison with global divisions and other departments.

  • Review business processes within the Group Reporting team to further add value and reduce reporting timelines. Enhance efficiency and find continual improvements to reporting systems and processes.

  • Liaison with external auditors to ensure the consolidation process is audited effectively and efficiently including answering in a timely fashion any questions they may have.

  • To assess the impact of new developments in IFRS and related regulatory frameworks on the Group and act as the central point of contact for technical accounting and reporting queries, becoming the Group's SME. Ensure correct and consistent application of Group's accounting policies sure their correct and consistent application across the organisation.

  • Ad hoc requests and project work - including co-ordination of global financial requests as required and liaison with senior personnel across the group.