Head of External Reporting

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £90,000 to £110,000 plus benefits

  • Contact:

    James King

  • Contact email:

    james.king@altumconsulting.co.uk

  • Published:

    22 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-02-14

Altum are currently supporting a rapidly growing technology business, who have been through some very exciting changes as a business, they are currently recruiting for an ambitious Head of External Reporting.

The successful Head of External Reporting owns and produces external reporting for the group, including the financial statements and preliminary interim statements, whilst also driving the team of 5 forward.

The responsibilities:

  • Leading thinking on how to make step changes to financial information to support the business priority of rebuilding trust and transparency
  • Partnering with Investor Relations to develop investor understanding
  • Driving a faster and more efficient close process
  • Preparing information for the audit committee
  • Managing relationships and processes with external auditors
  • Support business units to provide accurate and timely information
  • Supporting group control processes
  • Designing, leading and delivering ad hoc group finance projects and continuous improvement
  • Developing a high-performance team

The ideal background:

  • Qualified Accountant ACA/ACCA
  • Degree educated with robust academics
  • Excellent communication skills - making complex data simple to understand
  • Drive and attention to detail
  • Experience managing a complex process and influencing at a senior management level
  • Excellent IFRS reporting know how
  • Experience of statutory reporting in a listed company
  • Working with senior business stakeholders as a finance representative
  • Team management experience