Interim Group Reporting Manager

Interim Group Reporting Manager

Key Responsibilties:

* Preparation of Groups consolidated monthly management accounts for both our internal executive management team and the external lenders which will involve: managing the process itself (including key timings and deliverables for cash flows, balance sheet, exceptional and BTL P&L), bridging variances against forecast and prior periods, understanding and concisely summarising how the operating divisions have performed and working closely with the operating divisions’ FCs and CFO to produce a high quality report
* Ownership of the cash flow and capex forecasting and reporting for the Group, including the Group’s banking covenant projections and assisting in liquidity management and planning.
* Statutory accounts preparation and coordination including:

* Preparation of Group’s statutory consolidation
* Group’s UK parent consolidated IFRS accounts
* UK corporate entity accounts under UK GAAP

* Management of the annual Group audit process
* 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
* Preparing and communicating group accounting policies to the operating divisions
* Acquisition accounting assistance, including:

* Goodwill calculations and impairment reviews
* Intangible calculations
* Fair value accounting

* Working capital analysis and evaluation of balance sheet movements
* Review of operating business processes and account reconciliations to drive continuous improvements
* Assistance in group tax planning
* Other ad hoc tasks and projects
* Management of two direct reports

Key Relationships:

* Reporting to the Group Financial Controller
* Working closely with Group CFO, Head of FP&A and Finance Manager, Group Management Accountant, Divisional Finance Directors and Divisional Financial Controllers
* Auditors
* Tax advisors
* Two direct reports


* Strong excel skills, as well as skills to manipulate large data worksheets
* Experienced consolidation manager
* Experience working with multi-currency and multi-location consolidations
* Previous exposure to cash flow forecasting
* Ideally ‘Big 4’ audit background, but should have had at least one or two jobs out of practice
* ‘Hands on role’

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