Group Financial Reporting Accountant

  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

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    Up to £400 per day

  • Contact:

    Kartik Masalawala

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Specific tasks that need to be completed by the contractor resource by October 2017

  • Completion of FY18 group financial statements under IFRS for the annual report and accounts published externally in July 2018 - leading particular areas of the process
  • Completion of FY18 company financial statements under UK GAAP (38 companies) by September 2018 - leading particular areas of the process
  • Implementing an optimally efficient, robust and sustainable external reporting process for all deliverables, including producing process documentation
  • Implementing system solutions for various elements of statutory reporting (booking company vs group statutory accounting adjustments, automated system-based reporting)
  • Supporting the implementation of functionality of SAP consolidation system
  • Supporting the group with technical accounting and reporting queries

Skill set and experience required

  • Experience of an efficient and effective process for the production of group reporting and company statutory accounts production, so that there's clarity on what we're aiming to achieve
  • Experience of successfully embedding effective and efficient processes, after a period of significant change in a finance function such as the implementation of a new system or a restructure
  • Ability to work effectively independently, without close supervision, and at pace
    • Ability to think comprehensively about issues to ensure all aspects have been considered and value-adding recommendations are proposed
    • Strong problem-solving ability
  • Experience of using an accounting system, so that there's the capability in the Financial Reporting team to work effectively with CoE, FSSC and R2R to optimise transaction processing and system accounting
  • Strong technical background, to provide the required capacity in the Financial Reporting team to effectively support the Group's finance function (divisions, Group Finance, Commercial teams)