Senior Finance Manager – External Reporting

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £85,000 to £95,000 per year

  • Contact:

    James King

  • Contact email:

    james.king@altumconsulting.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    JK3217

  • Expiry date:

    2021-07-01

  • Consultant:

    James King

​Altum are currently supporting a high growth revolutionary communication technology business, to find them an experienced Senior Finance Manager to lead External Reporting for them. This is a newly established function in the UK and there will be a lot of opportunity to put your stamp on things. This position will report directly into our Group Financial Controller and will be responsible for all aspects of external financial reporting and technical accounting for the group

Key responsibilities;

  • Preparation of the group’s annual report and accounts, seeking to implement best practice for a private company and at the level expected of a public company.

  • Preparation of all technical accounting papers for the group, taking ownership of complex transactions such as share based payments, acquisitions and equity accounting.

  • Creation and maintenance of the group’s first accounting manual.

  • Coordinate with the group external auditors to timely provide requested documentation regarding financial statements and accounting treatment for specific transactions.

  • Coordinate the group’s subsidiary external audits and outsourced subsidiary financial statement production.

  • Ensure the group is in compliance with all necessary financial external reporting requirements, such as returns for the UK Office of National Statistics.

  • Review the group’s monthly consolidation and coordinate with the Senior Manager, Financial Reporting, to ensure that the operational finance team is in compliance with group policy. The Senior Manager, Financial Reporting, has the responsibility of preparing the monthly consolidation.

  • Active involvement in the implementation of a new ERP system, ensuring the reporting functionality supports the group’s external reporting requirements.

Who you are;

  • Bachelor’s Degree and an ACA/ACCA.

  • Proven ability to understand and apply IFRS on the job.

  • Experience of engaging with auditors or experience in working with a reputable audit firm.

  • In-depth experience with multi-entity corporate structure, international operations, and consolidation.

  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to clearly and concisely express ideas both verbally and in writing, this will include communication of accounting policies and procedures to corporate team members.

  • Absolute discretion and confidentiality regarding sensitive information.

  • Strong problem-solving skills, including ability to effectively address any issue in collaboration with others as appropriate; ability to proactively identify and prevent potential problems.