Job Overview.

Experience: 3-5 Years Sector: Financial Accounting

My client is in a rapid growth phase and has redesigned the Finance organisation structure to facilitate future expansion. As a result, an opportunity has arisen for an External and Technical Reporting Manager to join the Group Finance team. 

The objective of the Group Finance team is to provide high quality financial information to internal and external stakeholders in compliance with group accounting policies and regulatory requirements.

Reporting directly to the Senior Group Finance Manager, the successful candidate will be a confident people person who can fit into the group seamlessly and adopt a hands-on approach to their role. The role presents an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to excel.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Management of external audit process, including Group, Statutory and Interim audits. Keys tasks include:
    • Development and management of internal audit planning to ensure all deadlines are met
    • Main point of contact for external auditors
    • Reviewing any new IFRS and FRS standards or guidance and determining the appropriate application for the Group
    • Preparing or reviewing technical accounting memos as applicable to the audit process
    • Ownership and detailed review of Group and Statutory Financial Statements
    • Providing Divisions with technical guidance during the preparation of monthly and year end accounts
  •  Management of all other external reporting ensuring all deadlines are met and information is accurate. This includes, but is not limited to, reporting quarterly deliverables to key shareholders, bank covenant reporting and standalone accounts for the Group’s Aviation Division.
  • Development of Technical Accounting Handbook to be used by divisional finance teams.
  • Working together with the Mergers and Acquisitions department to ensure correct accounting treatment of new acquisition projects throughout the year and at reporting dates.
  • Work with newly acquired companies or business units to align monthly accounting information to group requirements.
  • Review of reconciliations prepared by our share service partners
  • Business partnering – review of HO departments monthly financial information, working closely with the departments to ensure costs are accurately recorded.
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls.
  • Collaboration with IT department to develop / improve functionality.
  • Aid in process improvement projects  
  • Ad-hoc projects as required.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Strong academics, Accounting related Degree or Masters.
  • Qualified ACA Accountant 
  • Minimum 3 years post qualification experience
  • Big 4/ Top 10 trained or experience in a PLC or Multinational environment
  • Experience in technical accounting application preferred
  • Experience working with an outsource provider preferred
  • SAP experience preferred
  • High proficiency in all Microsoft Office software also essential (Excel, PPT).
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