Group Reporting Accountant

Group Reporting Accountant

Key Responsibilities:

* Prepare the monthly and quarterly management accounts for investors, including analysis of the P&L, balance sheet and cash flows by operating division
* Oversee the preparation, posting and review of journals in respect of tax, intercompany, transfer pricing and treasury (& for Rest of World, Corporate entities)
* Assist FP&A and Tax team with quarterly forecasting cycles where appropriate
* Analysis of cash flows, balance sheet and exceptional costs for the monthly management reporting
* Ownership in preparing the annual Group IFRS accounts
* Manage the Group audit process with KPMG
* Technical accounting advice for the Group. Ability and willingness to take accounting areas that arise and produce a succinct memorandum with reference to financial standards.
* Drive process and control improvement across the Group to ensure we would stand up to financial diligence
* Preparing and communicating group accounting policies to the operating divisions
* Acquisition accounting assistance, including:

* Goodwill calculations and impairment reviews
* Intangible calculations
* Fair value accounting
* Treatment of acquisition costs

* Other ad hoc tasks and projects

Key Relationships

* Reporting to the Group Reporting Manager
* Working closely with Group FC, Group CFO, FP&A, Group Tax and Treasury Managers, Divisional Finance Directors and Divisional Financial Controllers
* Liaison with Equity Partners (private equity major shareholder)
* Auditors
* Tax advisors


* Self-starter with a driven attitude
* Must work to a high quality. Work will be reviewed and challenged by senior members of team
* Strong problem solving ability and ‘quick learner’. Accepting that tasks will not always be straight forward with data easily accessible – right approach needed
* Able to work independently and see tasks through to completion
* Advanced excel skills, as well as skills to scenario model and manipulate large data worksheets
* Experience working with multi-currency and multi-location consolidations
* Exposure to cash flow reporting and forecasting would be beneficial
* Ideally top 10 audit practice background

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