Group Financial Accounting Manager

  • Location

    Sheffield, South Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £60000 - £70000 per annum + great benefits

  • Contact:

    Faith Collins

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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The Group Financial Accounting Manager will take responsibility for ensuring the group financial and management accounts;

*Conducting formal internal review and analysis over accounting process and policy
*Ownership of balance sheet assurance activities
*Ownership of accounting policies and the group accounting manual
*Managing centrally controlled financial activities
*Assisting with the preparation of the group annual financial statements
*Supporting the external audit process
*Prepare the annual group financial statements
*Prepare evidence for and support internal and external audit activities
*Own the balance sheet reconciliation process and associated review activities, with a focus on ensuring compliance with accounting policies and enhancing quality and control of reconciliations
*Lead periodic balance sheet review meetings with commercial Heads of Finance and Finance Directors, providing feedback on central assurance activities performed and challenging assumptions and treatments where required
*Own a number of group / central Balance Sheet and P&L items e.g. Fixed Assets, provisioning, complex accounting adjustments
*Own internal controls related to the activities performed and managed
*Facilitate review of exceptional P&L items
*Provide accounting treatment advice and approval for projects and business as usual activities
*Contribute to the monthly Board and GE pack
*Support on Central Finance project work
*Escalate any control issues identified and suggest improvements
*Lead the group Fixed Assets team and oversee associated activities
*Facilitate the work and development of 2 direct reports

The person;

*Good understanding of financial statement risks and assertions
*Good technical knowledge of IFRS
*Good understanding of finance systems
*Experience of reviewing and analysing financial information and designing assurance procedures
*Experience working with or within large, complex organisations
*Experience of managing teams
*External audit experience preferred

Qualifications required;

*Fully qualified accountant (e.g. ACA, ACCA)

For more information please contact Faith Collins

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

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