Group Reporting Manager

£65,000 to £80,000 + Bonus + Benefits
18 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Job Title
Finance Manager
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time

As Group Reporting Manager you will report to the Corporate Finance Director who heads the Corporate Finance team. The Corporate Finance Team are responsible for managing funding and liquidity across the business, acquisitions and disposals and group statutory, shareholder and lender reporting. Within this team the Group Reporting Manager will be responsible for: IFRS, Statutory Accounts and Audits, Internal Audit and appropriate support on business systems changes and forex management. Key responsibilities will include -

  • Preparation of group accounts under IFRS
  • Co-ordination and production of group accounts and agreement of these with the external auditors
  • Maintain accounts for group holding companies
  • Maintain register of filing requirements for all companies across the group
  • Co-ordination of external audit across the group and management and resolution of issues
  • Responsibility for all technical accounting issues, providing advice and evaluating and advising of their impact on the group
  • Ownership of group accounting manual, processes and procedures
  • Driving the groups accounting and policy processes, improving controls and maintaining the Hyperion Financial Management system (or successor) from an accounts consolidation perspective with particular focus on balance sheet reporting
  • Support in the process of the group balance sheet and divisional balance sheet reviews
  • Advisory services to the group on the technical impact of any corporate activity
  • Working alongside tax and treasury to support covenant reporting
  • Review and update monthly IFRS reporting including reconciliation to management results, responsible for Board reporting on IFRS basis
  • Group Expert on IFRS changes and updates
  • Review statutory profitability of key legal entities in the Group (customer / supplier facing), agree if and where there are issues and propose next steps or solutions

Internal Audit

  • Manage relationship with third party providers
  • Agree programme for:
    • Tactical / operational reviews

Forex Exposure and Management

  • Ensure reporting and forecasting in place to understand Forex impacts on operating results. Board reporting and management accounts
  • Identify (if any) opportunities and requirements to minimise forex exposure to results and cash flow
  • Review consolidation process and intercompany loan restructuring plans to ensure future exposure to forex gains and losses is understood and where possible minimised

Business Systems and Accounting

  • Support on the following projects:
    • Hyperion (or successor) update including consolidation - particularly consolidation rules and FX
    • GL - changes and developments - particularly balance sheet reporting
  • Accounting developments to be agreed and implemented

You will be a Qualified Chartered Accountant with exposure to IFRS, UK GAAP and complex multi-currency consolidations. Exposure to Hyperion would be beneficial. You will be able to work in a fast paced environment.