Head of Group Financial Reporting

Job Title: Head of Group Financial Reporting
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £90000 - £95000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6 Months
REF: RB888_1584022588
Contact Name: Rahela Begum
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

The Consultancy Group are currently recruiting for a global digital FTSE 250 business based in Central London

As a Head of Group Financial Reporting your key responsibilities will include:

  • Lead a team of 4 qualified accountants
  • Develop and motivate them to fulfil their potential and achieve their and the Group's objectives
  • Actively assess the depth and quality of resources available to deliver against responsibilities
  • Oversee the consolidation and input into the monthly Board pack -analyse and articulate key income statement items, balance sheet and cash flow movements and balances for an executive audience
  • Control the year end and half year external reporting processes
  • Liaise with the external auditors, with a key objective of delivering an efficient and low risk audit
  • Ensure that local financial statements are filed in a timely fashion
  • Prepare clear and concise papers to support significant technical judgements and estimates
  • Proactively assess and communicate changes in accounting policies
  • Continuously improve documentation surrounding policy and process for key technical matters
  • Run educational sessions to ensure the technical capability of the entire finance team is appropriate and that accounting policies are properly understood and applied
  • Continuous improvement of our existing financial reporting systems (Oracle and Hyperion Financial Management) to streamline reporting
  • Engage with our transformation team to ensure that the implementation of new finance systems is successful, and the results are fit for purpose
  • Operate and continuously improve key Group reporting financial processes and controls
  • Challenge the business with regular balance sheet reviews and quality assurance
  • Provide advice on ad hoc M&A and restructuring activity and ensure efficient integration

Your experience

  • Excellent educational background including big 4 ACA qualification (or equivalent) with a track record of career progression.
  • A superior team leader with an ability to demonstrate experience of developing and motivating team members to fulfil their potential
  • Has worked in a fast-paced, international, FTSE-listed business
  • A high potential individual who we believe has the potential to rise through the organisation and contribute significant value
  • Strong intellect and excellent influencing skills. Confident in opinions and able to communicate them in an effective manner
  • Able to handle complexity and identify key points for insight and takes the initiative to action
  • Strong planning and project management skills with focus on delivery of objectives
  • Fluent and lucid written style suitable for communication at highest levels
  • Well-developed presentation and communication skills with a collaborative, open style
  • Motivated by the chance to change things for the better and with a longer-term view
  • Experience of HFM financial systems
  • Oracle, SAP or NetSuite or similar ERP system experience would be advantageous
  • Passionate, energetic, high drive and ambition as well as a high level of initiative and self-motivation
  • Able to build strong collaborative relationships with a variety of senior business leaders in different locations
  • Enjoys working in a hands-on environment and has a genuine interest in understanding the issues behind the numbers.