Financial Reporting Manager

Posted 02 February 2024
Salary £60000 - £65000 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Accounting & Finance
Contact NameJoanna Engel

Job description

Expanding Organisation seeks a Financial Reporting Manager who has a wealth of experience in statutory and interim accounts preparation and possesses specialised skills in preparing consolidated accounts. The Financial Reporting Manager will have a minimum of three years' post-qualification experience, ideally within a top 100 accounting practice, and will be tasked with driving the delivery of precise and regulatory-compliant financial reporting.

Duties of the Financial Reporting Manager include:

  • Oversee the preparation of statutory accounts for individual entities and consolidated accounts for groups in accordance with UK GAAP and IFRS.
  • Manage the complexities involved in consolidation, including dealing with acquisition accounting, intercompany transactions, foreign currency translation of international group members, and other consolidation adjustments.
  • Provide technical expertise on financial reporting standards and apply this knowledge to advise on complex group structures and reporting requirements.
  • Work with the manager group to lead a talented team in the preparation and completion of numerous financial reporting engagements, ensuring the quality and accuracy of deliverables.
  • Coordinate effectively with clients to collate necessary data and information, resolve issues, and provide guidance on the financial reporting process for consolidated accounts.
  • Work closely with auditors to facilitate the audit process, providing all required information whilst ensuring that audit queries are promptly resolved.
  • Remain up to date with the regulatory environment, interpreting and implementing new accounting standards as they arise to separate and consolidated financial reporting.
  • Take an active role in the development and implementation of internal controls and processes of the Financial Reporting team, to ensure the integrity of work produced.
  • Ability to suggest viable solutions to complex problems and unblock or resolve all service issues for your clients and engagements.
  • Enhance client relationships through exceptional service delivery and identify opportunities for additional services that benefit client needs and create new business for the firm.
  • Contribute to the development and execution of strategic initiatives within the Financial Reporting department.

Requirements for the Financial Reporting Manager include:

  • A professionally qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, or equivalent) with a minimum of 3 years post- qualification experience.
  • Proven experience in the preparation of separate and consolidated accounts for small, medium, and large companies and groups and familiarity with the related regulatory environment.
  • Prior managerial role within a financial reporting function (a top 100 UK accounting practice is desirable).
  • Comprehensive understanding of UK GAAP, IFRS, and the Companies Act requirements.
  • Demonstrate leadership and team management capabilities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to prioritise and manage multiple deadlines.
  • Exceptional analytical, technical, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of engaging effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in financial software systems (CCH Accounts Production) and advanced MS Excel skills.

Benefits include private medical, life assurance, pension and hybrid working after probation.