Senior Group Finance Manager

  • Location

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £90,000 - £95,000 per year

  • Contact:

    James King

  • Contact email:

    james.king@altumconsulting.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    JK-SGFM

  • Published:

    29 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-06-16

  • Consultant:

    ConsultantDrop

​Altum are currently supporting a rapidly growing technology business that have just secured a huge amount of funding to invest into their revolutionary product. They are developing a best in class finance team are looking to hire a Senior Finance Manager to lead the group reporting function. This position will report directly into our Group Financial Controller and will be responsible for assisting with various aspects of financial accounting and reporting including: the preparation of the Company's consolidated statements in accordance with IFRS frameworks and preparing the management reporting packs.

Responsibilities;

  • Aggregate and consolidate monthly group accounts following the Company’s consolidation principles and procedures, with the ability to deliver on a tight Company close calendar.

  • Take responsibility for GL postings of the whole organisation, directing the activities of the finance operations team.

  • Responsible for creating and posting more complex accounting transactions including, but not limited to FX gain/loss, currency translation and equity accounting.

  • Review reconciliation of intercompany account balances, monitor foreign currency movements and adjustments, cash and non-cash settlement of intercompany, and address exceptions.

  • Coordinate with the Manager, Finance Systems, to maintain the group chart of accounts and synch it with mapping to financial reporting.

  • Perform analytical review of significant account balances, monitor movements, report, and address with proper accounting group the proper application of accounting policies.

  • Analyse and perform complex balance sheet account reconciliations including but not limited to consolidated capitalized assets, investment in Subsidiaries, debt financing and equity reserves.

  • Coordinate with external auditors to timely provide requested documentation regarding financial statements and accounting treatment for specific transactions. Manage a tight timeline and report exceptions accordingly.

  • Identify, on an ongoing basis, opportunities for better utilization of accounting system, downloads, and interfaces, as well as other process automation tools to improve the close and consolidations process.

  • Assist with preparation of related footnotes for inclusion in the annually audited financial statements, ensuring compliance with all reporting and disclosure requirements under IFRS, as applicable.

  • Assist with monitoring the execution of Company’s accounting policies, technical accounting analyses of non-recurring transactions, and implementation of new accounting policies and updates as needed.

  • Assist with preparation of required government filings, as necessary.

  • Perform special projects as needed.

Key attributes;

  • Bachelor’s Degree and an ACA/ACCA

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

  • Strong experience in finance process, with a desire to get into the detail of a GL account and design appropriate processes from scratch.

  • 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.

  • Hands-on use of an ERP to review and/or prepare GL entries.

  • Use of excel models and accounting software to perform aggregation and consolidation.

  • Experience of preparing accounting and audit schedules and notes.