Deputy Head of Consolidation and Group Reports & Accounts

Discipline: Finance & Strategy
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £80000 to £90000
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Job ref: J4013
Published: 12 days ago
New opportunity responsible for supporting the Head of Consolidation & Group Report & Accounts in the production and analysis of all Group Consolidations and Interim Financial Statements. Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities: • Prepare monthly reporting for inclusion in the external reporting pack and report upon variances • Have an in-depth knowledge of the Group debt facilities and assist with accounting treatment where applicable • Assistance with acquisition and disposal accounting / business transfer reviews including necessary consolidation entries. Cross check acquisition accounting to technical advice and PPA reports • Ensure monthly verification file is completed and ready for review • Assist team members with in depth issues surrounding the consolidation system and other accounting issues • Assist in the preparation of Interim financial statements / investor reports • Review ledgers and prepare specific notes for inclusion in the quarterly and annual financial statements (IFRS16, IFRS15) • Provide PBC information required by auditors in connection with the quarterly audit of consolidation • Prepare specific notes for the stat checker for onward submission to the Reporting team. • Provide all PBC information required by Deloitte in connection with the annual audit of consolidation • Prepare annual verification file • Other ad hoc tasks as and when required within the team’s responsibilities • Work on projects to improve the quality of information in the accounting system • Other ad hoc tasks as required • Functional Knowledge/ technical knowledge: • Good working knowledge of the Finance Control team responsibilities. • Statutory accounts preparation and delivery knowledge • Group reporting knowledge • Consolidation and IFRS knowledge desirable • Effective written and oral communication skills to communicate complex accounting language simply • Ability to build strong relationships required for liaising with internal and external stakeholders • Ability to challenge, enquire and analyse • Ability to apply existing skills to other tasks as required • Analytical and problem-solving skills required to recognise and solve problems / issues when they arise. • Able to present information in a concise, efficient and professional manner to senior management • Strong relationships with all internal and external stakeholders Qualifications & Experience: • Degree level educated (or equivalent). • Specialised Knowledge in FRS, UK GAAP • Microsoft Office skills to intermediate level • Professional Certification such as ACA/ACCA/CIMA with industry experience preferred • Previous experience of statutory accounts production, consolidation, audit process management and ensuring reporting is correct at a legal entity level is preferred. • Effective communication skills, written and oral • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail • Initiative, proactivity, enquiring approach, resourcefulness • Adaptability, ability to embrace and respond positively to change • Analytical and investigative skills, logical reasoning and problem-solving skills – individually and collaboratively • Ability to work under pressure • Integrity and assertiveness when dealing with complex / business critical issues • Flexibility of working practices, priorities and hours to meet business demands