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Group Financial Accountant (FTSE 100 Media)

Group Financial Accountant (FTSE 100 Media)

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Recently Qualified Finance

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  • Salary:

    £70000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and excellent benefits

  • Contact:

    David Mendonca

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Group Financial Accountant (FTSE 100 Media)

A global FTSE 100 Media & Technology business has a fantastic opportunity for a qualified Finance Professional to report into the Group FC of this FTSE 50 business in their HQ in central London.

A forward-thinking, modern organisation which strives to be ahead of their competitors holding an enviable position in the market and continued growth globally with 150 offices in close to 50 countries. They have a strong commitment to Corporate Responsibility in a nurturing, meritocratic environment. Following a successful high-profile acquisition last year the business is now the leading player in their field and has increased their presence globally.

This high profile role with visibility across the organisation forms part of a small group accounting team of strong qualified accountants and reports directly into the Group FC.

This is a unique opportunity to accelerate your career in a globally recognised brand where you can build a long and fruitful career.

This is a broad role, but a summary of responsibilities below:

  • Management of Year end/half year processes
  • Support for the month-end consolidation, including consolidation adjustments
  • Support for preparation and booking of accounting step plans
  • Responsible for maintenance of acquisition intangible and goodwill registers and amortisation postings
  • Responsible for ensuring that the Group's financial accounting is compliant with GAAP
  • Accounting policies and responsibility for updating the group accounting manual
  • Support to the preparation of Audit Committee Papers on Key Accounting Matters
  • Pension and share-based payment accounting
  • Non-financial KPI projects
  • Review of front half commentaries in the annual report
  • Group Finance Controls over consolidation, year end, half year processes and the balance sheet
  • Provision of Key technical accounting advice to the divisions
  • Plan and implement all future IFRS changes and embed IFRS 16 processes
  • Impairment testing - goodwill and Intangible assets
  • Statutory accounting review of key statutory accounts
  • Share and EPS notes
  • Integration support and governance
  • Balance sheet reporting and integrity from a Group Finance perspective
  • Key stakeholder in consolidation systems structures and policies
  • Ad Hoc projects including accounting for M&A activities and related integration work

What skills you will need to be successful in the Group FP&A Analyst role:

  • Fully qualified accountant with PQE
  • Strong experience of group reporting in large PLC (from industry or practice)
  • Strong technical IFRS knowledge including IFRS 16
  • Experience planning and managing large complex projects
  • Excellent stakeholder management with the gravitas to win the respect and confidence of colleagues and senior stakeholders