Group Technical Accounting Manager

Up to £80000 per annum + bonus, pension



Purpose of the job
You'll be responsible for the delivery of high standards of financial reporting, planning and analysis, both for external reporting purposes and internal management and decision support. Reporting to the Group Financial Controller, you'll have frequent interaction with and work closely with colleagues in the senior Finance team, including the Tax, Treasury, M&A and Financial Planning & Analysis Departments.

The key objectives include preparation of Group consolidated annual and half yearly financial statements (to UK listing requirements), reporting on accounting and reporting issues and developments to the Audit Committee, working with colleagues in Corporate Finance to structure deals, provision of financial information and accounting advice for transactions including acquisitions. You'll also advise operating companies in accounting matters, including implementation of new accounting standards and be responsible for ensuring that the Group maintains a sound financial control framework.

Key job responsibilities

  • Preparation of Group consolidated financial statements and disclosure notes (annual reports and press releases), project management of external financial reporting, and assisting in the preparation of commentary and analysis for shareholders, ensuring compliance of financial statements with accounting standards, company law and listing requirements in the UK.
  • Analysis and advice on the commercial and business implications of accounting issues, including preparation and review of accounting papers, to ensure compliance with the Group’s accounting policies and IFRS.
  • Preparation and presentation of accounting and financial reports to the audit committee
  • Investigate, interpret and articulate accounting policy on behalf of the Group, including the governance and maintenance of the accounting policy framework
  • Deliver automated statutory reporting software including the preparation of RFP, management of the tender process and system implementation
  • Monitoring levels of distributable reserves, working with head of treasury and tax to establish proposals for maintaining levels of reserves in parent companies
  • Providing expert support and advice to the operating businesses on the application of International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Responsibility for Group head office entities accounting and reporting, including management of preparation of statutory accounts
  • Preparation of the Group’s monthly Board reporting pack
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key parties: external audit partner and audit engagement team; operating company FDs and senior finance staff within the Group
  • Manage lessons learned working groups with internal stakeholders and external auditors to deliver year-on-year improvements
  • Responsible for development, setting and maintenance of IFRS financial accounting/reporting policies Group wide and roll out of changes to polices, processes and systems.
  • Development of control templates for group financial control and compliance with those controls, work with internal audit and risk colleagues to advise on control improvements across the business
  • Provide the Finance team and audit committee with regular technical updates to ensure the team are kept abreast of changing requirements

Personal/Work Skills

  • Ability to pick up systems and processes quickly
  • Demonstrate excellent MS Excel skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Educated to degree level
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in a finance or audit team
  • ACA / ACCA qualified
  • Experience of working in a large organisation
  • Demonstrated experience of head office accounting issues for large, complex, international companies and recent reporting experience
  • Proven ability to communicate complex ideas, clearly presented in a format suitable for senior managers
  • Experience of IFRS and Group consolidation in a multi?currency environment essential
  • IFRS technical experience – IFRS 3, 15, 16 essential and IFRS 9 desirable
  • The ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment interfacing with key senior executives on a regular basis
  • Ability to operate at both a senior financial level as well as in a more hands-on capacity as required

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


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