Group Reporting Accountant

London (Greater)
14 Dec 2018
05 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role:
To ensure that the business meets all of its internal and external reporting requirements.

Accountabilities of the job:

• Providing service to the Finance Manager. There is currently a small team operating in a start-up environment and so requirements will extend beyond the activities specified in this job description.
• Relationship with other members of Finance team - AP Lead, Project Accountant, AP Administrator
• Contact with statutory auditors for UK entity and future overseas subsidiaries (Germany, USA, other), ensuring the audit is carried out with the minimum of disruption and all issues/opportunities are identified and understood.
• Contact with external tax and grant support advisors, ensuring that such projects are managed well and implemented in full, to drive savings for the business. Ensuring data is collated such as to provide appropriate supporting evidence. Relationship with grant providers
• To manage the process for the preparation of the financial statements for the business, including the Annual Report, ensuring that all reporting deadlines are met. This will expand to include preparation of financial statements for overseas subsidiaries and consolidated financial statements for the Group.
• To manage the process for, and relationship with, the group external auditors in respect of the audit of the financial statements.
• To prepare the process for any and all transfer price adjustments necessary for the purposes of financial reporting. Ensure that invoices / credit notes are raised by the relevant legal entities.
• To assist the Finance Manager with the evaluation of current tax structures (including transfer pricing), implementation of any new revised structures and review of the outcome to ensure tax savings are delivered across the group.
• To ensure adequate records are kept such as to demonstrate the group’s compliance with the terms of any specific tax schemes that it enters in to.
• To assist the Finance Manager on all matters relating to grant funding. This includes assisting with the application process itself and thereafter ensuring full compliance with the reporting requirements of any grants received.
• Jobholder will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all HMRC requirements including the submission of the annual corporation tax return and computation along with quarterly VAT returns. Manage process for, and relationship with external advisors and Group tax team.
• To manage and co-ordinate the month end Group financial reporting processes for the Automotive entities, ensuring that the results of all entities are understood and comply with Group reporting requirements.
• To ensure all consolidation adjustments are fully documented and understood.
• To review monthly submissions into the group consolidation tool, HFM, and recommend changes as required to ensure accurate and complete submissions.
• To ensure my client’s Manual of Accounting incorporates any specific issues relating to the business by liaising and influencing the Group Finance team.
• My client will be both an importer and exporter of goods. The jobholder will need to ensure full compliance with reporting requirements for import and export duty and VAT; correct classification of goods and services and country of origin. This could be especially significant depending on the outcome of Brexit.
• The jobholder will also need to ensure that the company is registered for any and all relevant schemes, whether these are mandatory requirements or voluntary but in the company’s best interests, and thereafter to ensure compliance with the requirement of these schemes.

The Company:
Our Client is one of the world’s biggest manufacturing companies, and in a new departure, they are now seeking to add world-class Automotive expertise to support the manufacture of a new, uncompromising 4x4 coming to market by the end of 2020. The creation of this new 4x4 will honour the spirit of traditional rugged off-roading, whilst offering a step change in build quality and reliability and meeting the safety and environmental considerations of the present day

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Professionally qualified accountant (preferably an ACA qualified Accountant)
• Broad experience of financial reporting, especially within a multi-currency, multi-business legal entity environment.
• Requires a deep understanding of the financial and taxation rules and regulations along with an in-depth knowledge of financial processes and accounting systems.
• Self disciplined and efficient with a high concern for standards;
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and persuasive skills;
• An analytical mindset and problem solving approach;
• A well-developed critical information seeking ability in order to identify reporting and business issues so that action can be taken to avoid problems arising;
• The jobholder will also need to be highly organised and be focused on the accuracy of the work produced.

About Fircroft:
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