Interim Group Reporting Manager

Assurance & Testing

Ref: SVS52425

Type
Temporary & Contract
Location
London, UK
Salary/rate
Up to c. £90,000 per annum + benefits

Our client is a leading name within the global quality assurance industry, based in central London. They are seeking a Group Reporting Manager to join their Finance team on an initial 6-9 month basis, with the potential to become longer-term or permanent for the right person. This role offers the right individual a great opportunity to join a fast-growing, dynamic, and successful team in a role with significant visibility across the c-suite.

Description

  • Manage the month-end close process, including the performance of month-end close activities at Group level and clearly reporting results to the Group CFO, covering balance sheet flux and variance analysis. 
  • Lead on technical accounting matters across the Group, including the preparation of accounting memoranda and supporting board papers.
  • Support on accounting for acquisitions, including accounting policy alignment and financial reporting litigation.
  • Forecast central cost items and corporate costs such as share options, pensions and overheads.
  • Lead the business through the budgeting process in order to maximise financial opportunities.
  • Project manage the group's annual report and accounts and external financial announcements, including the management of all key stakeholders.
  • Liaise with the group's external auditors and ensure the management of an efficient external reporting process, including the monitoring of costs and budget. 
  • Lead the business to deliver cost control excellence across central functions in order to maximise margin.
  • Lead on IFRS16 accounting across the group, seeking process improvements and clearly communicating to the management team. 
  • Take accountability for the delivery of compliance on core mandatory controls within the business.
  • Provide ad hoc finance training to team members and international colleagues on technical accounting and financial reporting matters.

Skills

  • An ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant, preferably big 4 trained with a strong academic profile.
  • 4-7 years' PQE, either seeking a first move out of practice or with PQE within a large multinational company touching on general ledger accounting, financial reporting, and technical accounting. 
  • Enthusiastic and personable with excellent written and spoken communication skills. 
  • Experience in providing decision support across multiple sites.
  • Independent problem-solver/decision maker, able to work without significant guidance.
  • Able to identify the root causes of issues and develop solutions to resolve issues effectively. 
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver on deadlines.
  • A desire to continually improve the processes and service delivered to stakeholders.

Apply

To apply for this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively, email your CV to Sam van Staden: onlinejobs@walkerhamill.com quoting reference SVS52425.

Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry, but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for over 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity backed businesses and privately owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see www.walkerhamill.com.

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