This successful, medium-sized, international manufacturing business plays a key role in the production of our everyday products.
This newly created and highly visible role reports directly to the Group CFO and will own the Group reporting requirements.
Preparation, consolidation and provision of Group financial reports and forecasts including monthly management accounts, cashflow reporting and CFO/Board reporting
Management of the Group audit process, ensuring an efficient and robust timetable
Responsibility for the accuracy of the Group's financial statements (FRS102)
Owning the Group chart of accounts, ensuring consistency and accuracy in its application in reporting and consolidations
Ongoing development of the recently implemented Group reporting and forecasting system, streamlining processes and ensuring adoption of system across the global finance teams
Consolidation of monthly management accounts (with pushback and challenge where appropriate), providing insightful commentary and analysis to be used by stakeholders including Global Operating Board and external advisors
Management of the Group rolling forecast process, setting timetable, expectations, standardising input mechanism
Review, analysis and challenge of subsidiary forecasts, consolidating at a Group level
Applying the appropriate tax reporting instruments across the Group, working with subsidiary finance teams, supporting the UK corporation tax return and RDEC processes, working with external tax advisors
Key involvement in the design and evolution of financial performance reporting including leveraging existing date, new reporting, working closely with Business Insight team
Candidate profile requirements:
Practice trained qualified accountant - ACA/ACCA
Multi-currency consolidation experience
Systems and data savvy
Good level of technical accounting understanding
Demonstrable experience of driving enhancements through the finance reporting environment
High levels of communication skills to enable seamless stakeholder engagement including Board level
Energy and drive to 'get stuck in' to a multi-site manufacturing environment and rapidly add genuine value
Sector experience from a tangible product market is preferred but not essential.