Financial and Management Accountant

McGregor Boyall Associates Limited
United Kingdom
£350.00 - £400 p/day
05 Oct 2017
07 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
JOB PURPOSE Responsibility for statutory, financial and management reporting for Head Office subsidiaries The role also has additional responsibility: * Financial control - such as FCS, journal control, eBBS v PSGL support * Responsible for group quarterly IFRS reporting and monthly management reporting * Responsible for reporting on the Group's investments in equity shares, associates, joint ventures and investment in subsidiaries * Responsible for leading the impairment process including challenging the business on their budgets/forecasts and writing memos for CFO and Group Finance approval * Responsible for the accounting of dividends paid between Head Office entities and those paid to external shareholders. This will include working closely with Group Treasury * Assist with the external audit of Head office for external reporting and additional disclosure at interim and year end * Ad-hoc reporting of the Head office balance sheet for UK Regulators, Group Finance and Group Tax * Work with Group Treasury and Group Treasury Finance on the accounting of Group Treasury related activities * Work with cost analyst to ensure accounting control and leading the inter-company recharge process * Maintenance and mapping of Caseware software * Maintenance of Department Operating Instructions The current role contains an element of project based work and can include Capital Restructuring, Liquidations and other Mergers and Acquisitions related transactions. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES * Ensuring accuracy, integrity and timely submission for all reporting, using UK general ledgers as source * Ensuring full reconciliation between management, financial and statutory reporting packs * Establishment and implementation of a standardised reporting policy across all Head Office general ledgers * Developing and implementing new procedures to enhance the reporting process as necessary * Challenging current practices and procedures * Coordinate with all relevant business partners, i.e. GFS, Business Finance, Product Control, GFD, Treasury Finance, Group Treasury, Group Taxation on key processes/activities * Liaison with GFD regarding new IFRS instructions, group reporting, and resolution of queries subsequent to packs submission. * Identification of weaknesses in current processes and developing and implementing effective solutions * Thorough review for the reports/analysis prepared by GFS * Interaction with internal and external auditors * Maintenance of relevant DOIs KEY RELATIONSHIPS FOR External - CFO, Europe and UK - Financial Controller UK - Group Finance - GFS reporting team, Chennai - Group Treasury - UK and Group Taxation - Group Corporate secretariat KEY MEASURABLE * Qualified Accountant * Proven ability in financial and management accounting and a strong background in reporting * Up to date theoretical and practical knowledge of IFRS and its implications on reporting * Excellent communication skills (written & verbal) to deal with colleagues across locations and hierarchies * Experience and ability in managing staff both locally and remotely * Practical experience with reporting systems and tools * A self-starter and creative thinker with the ability to set and manage their own agenda with the overall UK Country Finance Agenda * Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to drive change effectively with staff of all levels McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.
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