Reporting Accountant

Job Title: Reporting Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Start Date: 25/11/2019
Reference: 14016994/001_1558089629
Contact Name: James Fowler
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 17, 2019 11:40

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for a Reporting Accountant to join the high-calibre finance team for a high-profile football club based in central London.

Client Details

My client is a football club based in central London.


  • Manage the interim and year end audit processes, including being the main point of contact for external auditors
  • Ensure timely and efficient production of statutory accounts under UK GAAP for all companies within the Group
  • To be familiar with and keep abreast of latest accounting requirements / standards and company law and apply as necessary to the Group's financial reporting.
  • Assist with other finance related projects and ad-hoc requests for information.
  • Gain a detailed understanding of processes currently in operation within each location and identify key controls and risks.
  • Conduct internal financial control audits and ad-hoc projects requested by Management across the business.
  • Assist in the identification of best practice and consistent standards to be rolled out across the business.
  • Identify and implementing reasonable procedures to ensure the Group complies with recently introduced Corporate Criminal Offence legislation
  • Assist in testing and evaluation of internal controls related to the Group's accounting and financial reporting functions.
  • Work with our tax advisors ensure timely production of corporate tax computations
  • Ensuring VAT is properly accounted for across the Group
  • Managing the reporting and compliance requirements of the Group's overseas subsidiaries
  • Responsibility for compliance with other applicable taxes and filings including, but not limited to, Employment Taxes (domestic and overseas), MOSS, EC Sales Lists, Distance Selling, FEU.
  • Managing any ad hoc tax enquiries.
  • Being the tax specialist point of contact for the company on all UK tax related issues


The successful Reporting Accountant is likely to be leaving an audit/public practice role or making their 2nd move within industry. Specifically you will need the following:

  • Professional finance qualification - ACA/ACCA or CIMA
  • Experience preparing statutory accounts under UK GAAP desirable
  • Experience with group consolidations desirable
  • Experience within the leisure and sport sector desirable
  • Strong communication skills
  • Passion for sport would be good but not essential

Job Offer

The successful Reporting Accountant will receive a basic salary up to £70,000 + benefits.