Head of Group Reporting

Recruiter
Armstrong Knight
Location
Essex
Posted
11 Jan 2018
Closes
11 Feb 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Armstrong KNIGHT are delighted to be recruiting for an Head of Group Reporting Accountant for a property company in Essex This role will be accountable for running the Group Consolidation Reporting function. The successful candidate will report to the Group Financial Controller. Working together with the Accounting Manager they will lead and develop the Financial Accounting team making changes and improvements where necessary. The role interacts on a regular basis with the CEO, investments team, legal counsel and other finance team members. The Role Own the group consolidation process preparing the consolidated group accounts across c150 entities, including Joint Venture and entity (UK and other territories) statutory accounts. Prepare quarterly Consolidated management reports in a timely manner with underlying analysis around key areas & perform quarterly balance sheet reconciliation reviews Lead the preparation of group statutory audit, and liaise with the audit team to ensure the smooth running of the process. Develop and improve the Group's consolidation reporting function using current platforms of Excel and sourcing of new consolidation software where appropriate Ensure appropriate accounting advice given for any transactions into Group e.g. acquisitions and subsequent inclusion in group consolidation, together with ensuring all shareholder, JV agreements are in place and reflect the business relationship Liaise with Investments and Legal to prepare forward projections on a rolling 3 month basis to assist with cash flows and lending requirements. Ensure compliance with FRS102, preparing technical papers for review and circulation on business activities and associated accounting treatment. Undertake a technical review of accounting standards and assess their impact on Group accounting policies and reporting Assist in implementing a head office department budget process and review Regularly review and revise the Group accounting policies and accounting manual The Candidate Qualified ACA/ACCA/ACMA Accountant with extensive PQE Experience Extensive knowledge of GAAP (UK GAAP/FRS102 essential). PQE Experience of consolidating a large number of entities- subsidiaries and joint ventures Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Problem solving, innovative thinking, able to see the wider business and commercial implications of ideas/projects. Well-organised, able to manage complex projects and enable/monitor the contribution of others. Basic experience of Corporation Tax Experience of Coins accounting package would be desirable If this position may be of an interest to you please do not hesitate to contact Luke at Armstrong Knight