Financial Reporting Manager - ACA

Job Title: Financial Reporting Manager - ACA
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Start Date: asap
Reference: 3676535_1568809690
Contact Name: Kavita Sharma
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 18, 2019 13:28

Job Description

Financial Reporting Manager oversees the Financial Reporting affairs of the business

Your new company
A global company based in Reading

Your new role

Main responsibilities include:-
Staff management

  • Manage and develop the financial reporting team (7 staff)

Statutory accounts and audit

  • Oversee the preparation and review of the statutory accounts for all UK and Ireland group entities (circa 45), including multiple group consolidations under UK GAAP and a charitable foundation under charities SORP.
  • Ensure compliance with all necessary local filings for other European entities.
  • Review of current and deferred corporation tax computations and associated disclosure notes in statutory accounts.
  • Providing technical accounting support to the business, including in respect to capex, consolidations, FOREX, non-controlling interests, acquisitions and group reorganisations.

Management accounts

  • Manage the preparation of the detailed monthly group management accounts pack, producing the narrative commentary pack for the Board and private equity investors.
  • Manage the preparation of the quarterly covenant reporting for bank finance lenders and responding to bank lender queries on results.

Annual budget

  • Leading annual group budget cycle, including setting timetable, agreeing deliverables and monitoring provision of budget information from business units.
  • Reviewing budget submissions and consolidated P&L, balance sheet and cash flow schedules, providing challenge where necessary to ensure robust budgets are submitted to the Board for approval.


  • Leading adhoc projects where appropriate to improve management reporting and internal control processes.
  • Active role in acquisitions and refinances

Balance sheet review

  • Monthly and quarterly balance sheet account reconciliations, ensuring all required reconciliations are being performed to agreed group standard, with any associated risks/opportunities identified and effectively communicated.
  • Review of reconciliation methods for relevant accounts with clear recommendations for improvements where necessary and influencing change.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Relevant professional accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA) with at least 3+ years PQE
  • Audit background
  • Significant experience in the preparation and/or review of statutory accounts including consolidations
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills (pivot tables, vlookups, modelling and similar)
  • Excellent team player with clear communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong leadership skills with strong desire to develop their teams
  • Proven ability to influence change and improve processes

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