Head of Group Financial Reporting

  • Location:Berkshire
  • Job Industry:Admin and Secretarial
  • Reference:MC256_1714034810
  • Job Type:Permanent
  • Skills:Head of Group Financial Reporting
  • Salary:Up to £120000 per annum + bonus & excellent benefits

A global market leading listed group require a Head of Group Financial Reporting. This role will take on overall responsibility for managing and leading the group external financial reporting function and ensure all statutory and non-statutory reporting deadlines are met. You will ensure technical accounting compliance and a robust financial control framework to meet plc board, audit committee and external audit requirements. You will also manage the presentation of all financial information in the Annual Report and manage the audit process.

Salary & Key Benefits:

  • c£120,000 basic salary
  • Performance related bonus
  • Private health care
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Retail and leisure discounts
  • Holiday and travel discounts
  • Hybrid/Flexible working

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the statutory financial reporting process in order to achieve accurate and timely external financial reporting (including the Group Annual Report, Full year RNS and Interims RNS).
  • Manage the production of subsidiary Statutory Accounts for all legal entities
  • Responsible for ensuring that external Group financial reporting complies with IFRS, Disclosure and Transparency rules and Companies Act requirements
  • Responsible for planning and execution of the annual and interims audit timetables and management of the auditors to ensure smooth, timely process
  • Responsible for preparing audit related papers for the Board and Audit Committee
  • Review of the models prepared by the divisions for areas of significant judgement
  • Oversee the preparation of the Going Concern, Viability Assessment and Goodwill models
  • Leadership, management and motivation of a team of Statutory Accountants
  • Responsible for the implementation of changes to IFRS across the Group
  • Preparation of board papers for consideration and approval of proposed new accounting policies by the Board
  • Project lead on legal structure rationalisation and finance transformation programs
  • Technical lead for acquisition accounting and support in the integration of newly acquired businesses and the impact on reporting
  • Responsible for ensuring best practice and quality adhered to for all external reporting requirements
  • Leading group financial reporting process and systems improvements

Requirements:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
  • Financial reporting skills from a Plc business environment
  • Experience of managing group audit is essential
  • Demonstrated leadership in the finance function, driving improvement and change
  • Experienced people manager with a proven record of coaching and developing a team
  • Ability to communicate confidently and with gravitas at all levels
  • Excellent attention to detail combined with an ability to work with large volumes of data
  • Excellent at building relationships and influencing key stakeholders
  • Strong teamwork ethic, both within the organisation, and with key external stakeholders (e.g. auditors)

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