Group Financial Controller

Recruiter
Cathedral Appointments Ltd
Location
Exeter
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
21 Feb 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
JOB PURPOSE:

To provide all external financial reporting annual report and half year results for the group.
To provide accounting technical advice to other Group functions and subsidiaries on financial accounting and external reporting issues.
To assess impacts of proposed changes in accounting/ reporting requirements and help develop resulting implementation plans.
To be an active and enthusiastic member of a professional team with responsibility for managing the financial governance and reporting processes across Group companies.
CORE DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Financial Reporting

Act as a prime source of internal accounting technical expertise on external financial reporting and disclosure issues under IFRS
Prepare Group consolidated financial statements from subsidiary reporting packs: from planning and timetables to final reports
Delivery of external Group financial reporting to Stock Exchange and statutory deadlines, including Group Annual Report
Technical advice and review of subsidiary external reporting/statutory accounts
Preparation of statutory accounts for Group non-trading companies and pension schemes
Ensuring consistency of reporting; approach, practices and policies across the Group.
Interaction with external auditors - Half Year Review and full year audit / Annual Report
Additional Areas

Provide accounting and project evaluation support for the wider Group Finance section as required, including providing input to internal reporting processes when needed

Close liaison with subsidiaries on acquisition accounting and impacts of company restructuring projects
Maintenance of Group financial procedures and policies
Liaison with Group Treasury and subsidiaries re accounting interest cost for different types of debt instruments - e.g. convertible bonds, index-linked bonds, finance leases, hybrid capital securities
Liaison with Group Treasury re borrowings covenant documentation, compliance (including headroom) and certification
Liaison with external advisors and subsidiaries in the preparation and review of iXBRL tagged accounts for submission with company corporation tax returns
PERSON SPECIFICATION

Requirements
ACA/ACCA qualified Accountant
Proven post-qualification experience with commercial awareness. Experience of preparing financial information in a corporate environment
Fully conversant with reporting under IFRS and able to take technical lead on new standards / issues
Excellent communicator - both written and verbal
Strong analytical skills

Good knowledge of Excel, Word and Powerpoint and working with multi-company general ledger systems
Attention to detail and ability to prioritise

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