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Group Reporting Manager

Job Title: Group Reporting Manager
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London, England
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Salary: £68000 - £75000 per annum
Duration: 18 Months
REF: AF211019_1571675449
Contact Name: Alex Feeney
Contact Email: alex@consultancygroup.com
Job Published: about 2 months ago

Job Description

The Consultancy Group are currently recruiting for a Financial Accounting Manager to join a leading media entertainment business on an 18-month fixed term contract. This role will involve taking ownership of high-profile technical projects and the Group year-end while partnering with others in Finance and the wider business to manage workstreams within a dedicated team. The successful candidate will be experienced in people management and be preparing and presenting your findings to a range of stakeholders, part of a young, dynamic and sociable department.

  • Overseeing the financial accounting team of 4 and support the Group Financial Controller with both business-as-usual and ad hoc project work
  • Provide continuity and support during the Finance transformation project to enable operations to run smoothly
  • Managing the year-end process and audit
  • Designing the group-level reporting for the enlarged group
  • Ensuring the Group is up to speed with upcoming changes to Corporate Governance
  • Engaging in technical valuations discussions with third party providers and the wider finance division
  • Acting as key player in translating IFRS 3, IFRS 13 and IFRS 16 to non-technical accountants and business leaders
  • Assessing the impact of recent large-scale acquisitions on the Group accounts and disclosures, and ensuring the Group's readiness for reporting
  • Completing a review of discount rates used across the Group and lead discussions to arrive at an appropriate central rate
  • Ensuring the accuracy of the fair value of the Group's shareholder loans and take the lead in communicating a challenging area to senior stakeholders with clarity
  • Gaining exposure to Tableau and other data visualisation packages
  • Taking a fresh look at the Group's interim balance sheet, and providing analysis for senior management
  • Other ad-hoc duties as required

Skills and Experience

  • Qualified ACA with 3-4 years PQE, looking to further their career with proven management and financial accounting experience, confident with consolidations and double entry bookkeeping
  • A good communicator who is at ease explaining financial information to Finance and non-Finance staff
  • Experience with financial accounts and statutory reporting, preferably with a medium to large company / audit clients
  • Keen attention to detail and a methodical approach to problem-solving
  • Is approachable with an easy manner and helpful attitude
  • Confident, with strong communication and presentation skills
  • Good multi-tasker
  • Willing to join a driven team and make a difference
  • Efficient and detail oriented