Statutory Reporting Accountant

Description

Reporting directly to the Group Statutory Reporting Manager, this role be key to delivering compliance reporting while ensuring timely filing of all statutory accounts for area of responsibility. The role will also on a monthly basis ensure timely reporting to the board and support on technical accounting matters.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

The below is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.

Monthly/Quarterly Financial Reports to the Bank & the board.

Preparation of all financial reporting requirements as per agreed bank covenants.

Monthly Close Process

Co-ordinate the month end close process and timetable, including developing & maintaining process to resolve all affiliate out of balance. Note – this will be a key initial project in this role.

Support in the monthly consolidations and eliminations adjustments as required.

Preform transactional analysis as and when required.

Preparation of Annual Statutory Consolidated Accounts for the Group

Preparation and consolidation of the group’s financial statements and annual report ensuring timely & filing statutory compliance.

Prepare accurate accounting entries with respect to consolidation elimination entries required.

Collection and review of detailed documentation to support statutory disclosures.

Co-ordination of External Audits

Support in managing the relationship with external auditors ensuring queries are resolved and the audit process runs smoothly.

Co-ordinate all subsidiary statutory audits & preparation of financial accounts ensuring timely & accurate filing.

Projects – Ad Hoc

Support key business initiatives such as a) systems implementations ERP, Consolidation, Expense systems b) corporate structuring funding and accounting entries c) Other elements leveraging skills of a group accountant.

REQUIREMENTS

Education Required:

  • Degree in Finance, Economics or related field.
  • Preferably ACA/ACCA qualified with 2 years PQE.
  • Previously worked in audit for a minimum of 3 years.

Work Experience Required:

  • In depth understanding of UK GAAP
  • Previous experience of preparing complex group statutory accountants
  • Has liaised with external group auditors in relation to the year-end audit process.
  • Financial and management accounting experience; production of management accounting information including; P&L, balance sheets, cash flows;
  • Systems Experience (SAP, Consolidation Tools) is desirable.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Pivot
  • SAP, MS Office, Self Service Analytical Tools

Skills & Knowledge Required:

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer-facing skills
  • Highly self-motivated, self-directed, and attentive to detail
  • Has a process and controls mind-set.
  • Ability to listen, adapt and make proposals.
  • Ability to persuade, to negotiate and influence in the interest of the whole business.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills with customers, colleagues and technology partners
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn.