Interim Head of Reporting

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  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Professional Services

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £350.00 per day

  • Contact:

    Vanessa Farrington

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Interim Head of Reporting; Based in London; 6 month contract; £350 per day limited; 37 hours per week.

We are looking to recruit a temporary Head of Reporting for our client based in Central London.
Reporting to the Assistant Director of Finance of the Aviation Sector (divisional role) but working closely with Sector and Lines of Business Finance Directors.

This is a 6 month role to aid transition within the Sector with scope to extend thereafter based on performance

This will include:-
Leading and executing month-end and quarter-end P&L distribution including analysis and presentation of results
Manage the central finance team for centre cost Companies with direct exposure to country, line of business and divisional FDs/FCs
Own the production of monthly, quarterly and ad hoc financial reporting for Group and Division
Ensuring the delivery of accurate and consistent data quality in the financial systems across the sector business lines
Craft and manage SAP BPC reports, working closely with Group finance and Operating entities across Aviation
Work with business operations, and other key stakeholders to generate requested reporting output and financial analysis
Drive key insights and analytics
Execute value-added analysis and provide decision support for special projects and initiatives
Execute continuous process improvement
Lead and execute year end external audit processes
Help execute SAP implementation globally
Working autonomously to deliver the above

Key outputs/deliverables will be:

Ownership of internal timetables for the Sector required for managing all major finance programmes e.g. budget, forecast, strategic plan and audits.
Provide technical guidance to the business as and when needed on complex accounting matters
Consolidation, review and reporting of monthly, budget, forecast and strategic plans across the Aviation sector. Present results to Assistant Director of Finance and Finance Director for the Sector.
Control and manage ad-hoc head office reporting.
Recommend amendments to the Business Processes, associated work instructions and controls supporting Reporting and the use of SAP BPC.
Identify opportunities for continuous improvement of the services provided ensuring engagement with individuals who can validate and progress those opportunities.
Materials in support of internal and external audit requirements
Manage and track the completion of statutory accounts across the Sector
Manage working capital
Regional reviews with the Sector Assistant director of finance

Additional Key Accountabilities

Supporting continuous improvement projects through to completion.
Work in collaboration with other process owners to ensure the full end to end process is maintained as a consequence of any changes adopted.
Ensuring the Business Processes provide effective controls whilst meeting the demands of the business and any regulatory body.

Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience:

ICAEW ACA qualification or equivalent
"Big 4" audit background (3 - 5 years PQE)
Ability to understand and manipulate data to present clear and concise financial messages for review.
Ability to ensure deadlines and targets are achieved or surpassed.
Ability to maintain knowledge of industry and regulatory standards in respect to Financial Reporting.

Skills & Competencies
Extensive experience in the use of Microsoft Office 2010 suite of applications including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
Experience of Finance IT applications (e.g. SAP BPC, NAV IFS etc.
Proven track record on SAP.
Effective matrix management of the customers of the service and the other functional units within the Finance team.
Ability to work with minimum supervision.
Ability to engage effectively with all stakeholders

Please note the the rate shown is a limited rate and that UK Travel will be required within this role.

Morson is acting an an employment agency in relation to this vacancy

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