Head of Financial Reporting

  • Location

    Sheffield, South Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £80000 - £100000 per annum + + bonus + pension

  • Contact:

    Kayley Haythornthwaite

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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We are representing a prestigious, acquisitive, professional services group with a national and international presence as they look to appoint a Head of Financial Reporting into their finance team in Sheffield. This business offers excellent flexible working benefits and can therefore accommodate an element of home working or to be based out of another office (Manchester or Leeds) part of the working week.

Reporting to the Director of Group Finance, and as a senior leader within the Group's Finance department, you will own preparation of timely, accurate and impactful internal and external reporting, clearly articulating Group performance as well as explaining any variances to target. You will consistently refine and improve current processes, seeking greater efficiency and effectiveness and delivering 'best in class' performance.

Duties will include;

*Lead and manage the production of all internal and external group and subsidiary statutory financial reporting ensuring accuracy, adherence to deadlines, technical and business relevance.
*Taking responsibility for the year end and interim financial reporting processes, ensuring accurate financial reporting output in accordance with IFRS/UK GAAP.
*Overall responsibility for the timing and accurate preparation of all financial information in the annual report.
*Joint responsibility for the Project Management of the annual report liaising with investor relations as well as legal, HR and other areas of the business.
*Managing the year end audit process.
*Managing the preparation of the financial statements for the Group's subsidiaries and ensure filing deadlines are met.
*Overseeing the preparation of monthly control packs as part of the month end process.
*Covenant Reporting for our club of banks on a quarterly basis.
*Taking ownership of the preparation of the quarterly information required for external reporting and liaising with key stakeholders such as CFO and Investor Relations.
*Overseeing the Balance Sheet review process in conjunction with the Group Management Reporting Manager including presenting to the Director of Group Finance.
*Overseeing the preparation of technical updates and papers for the Audit Committee in conjunction with the Head of Financial Control.
*Overseeing the formulating of accounting policy, in conjunction with the Head of Financial Control
*Assess and integrate any acquisitions made by the Group.
*Design and maintain the internal control environment, working with the Head of Financial Control.

Expertise required;

*Qualified accountant (ACA), with multiple years PQE in a complex medium, or large sized business;
*You must have exceptional technical accounting knowledge and strong track record reporting under IFRS in a PLC environment.
*You must have an ability to articulate complex financial information in a concise, informative manner
*Previous experience of implementing and managing strong financial control environments in complex regulated businesses
*Experience of implementing IFRS15 and IFRS16
*Good knowledge of the legal and professional services sector

Desirable experience;

*Experience of dealing with external regulator
*Experience of tax accounting

For more information please contact Kayley Haythornthwaite

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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