Finance Manager - Group Reporting

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29 days ago

Finance Manager - Group Reporting
Finance Manager - Group Reporting

The location of the role is Paddington, London.

The duration of the contract is 6 months.

The pay rate on offer is £475 - £520 per day.

The client is a multinational high-street retailer.

Key accountabilities of the role

Monthly Reporting

  • Assistance in the preparation and review of the monthly management accounts
  • Key liaison with the finance teams across the business to analyse and report on the monthly results, with a particular focus on the Group cash flow, including cash flow and working capital management
  • Finance owner of treasury accounting across the Group with responsibility for review of all treasury and FX related financial accounting journals and inputs
  • Owner of the Group cash flow model and reporting
  • Assisting with the monthly consolidation process

Half Year and Full Year Reporting

  • Assisting in the preparation of the Group Annual and Half Year financial statements, Annual Report and preliminary results announcements to the stock market including detailed review of relevant areas such as cash flow and financial instruments
  • Assistance with preparation of Audit Committee papers in relation to any finance issues and judgemental areas
  • Act as one of the key points of contact at the manager level with the external audit team at year end, interim and other times during the year
  • Liaise with the Investor Relations team to ensure clear and accurate cash flow commentary is presented in the press release, Investor presentation slides and CFO speech, as well as ensuring the integrity of all financial data within the presentation and press release
  • Liaise with the Corporate Communications team in respect of providing financial support for the preparation of the front half of the Annual Report and to ensure the integrity of all financial data within the Report

Key skills and experience

  • Big 4 qualified accountant preferred, with a minimum of 2 - 3 years PQE, strong technical accounting skills and with a proven record of operating at a Manager level
  • Previous experience in treasury accounting (either in audit or commercial) in a complex environment
  • Large plc Group/consolidation experience required
  • Previous retail experience (either in audit or commercial) preferred but not essential
  • Good analytical skills and an ability to appropriately challenge
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines as part of a small team at key times of year
  • Strong communication skills - needs to be able to respond directly to queries from Director of Group Finance and to liaise directly with audit team managers
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