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Technical Accounting Manager

Job Title: Technical Accounting Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
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Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Start Date: 03/10/2020
Reference: 14106300/001_1597856809
Contact Name: Camilla Strachan
Contact Email: camillastrachan@michaelpage.com
Job Published: August 19, 2020 18:06

Job Description

Providing technical accounting support across the Group and ensuring compliance with Group accounting policies within the divisions.

Client Details

  • The client is an international business process outsourcing and professional services company headquartered in London. They specialise iin a number of outsourced areas ranging from engineering to security
  • They have recently experienced some significant M&A activity

Description

As a critical component of providing technical accounting support, this role will be the revenue recognition expert for the Group, including:

  • Overseeing Group compliance with IFRS15, taking responsibility for updating accounting policy documentation and related practical guides and tools; and Working with the divisions to assess the revenue recognition implications of major new contracts and contract modifications.

  • Management of the preparation of subsidiary statutory financial statements including: Coordinating the process across the divisions; Updating the financial statement template for new standards and disclosures; Drafting narrative disclosures including the Directors' report and strategic report; and Liaison with divisional finance teams, company secretarial and the auditors to ensure efficient review, audit and sign-off financial statements.

  • Overseeing corporate restructurings and dividend flows, including: Assessing proposals to reduce the number of legal entities over time, including the transfer of trading activities between legal entities; and Monitoring and managing the level of distributable reserves across the group.

  • Support the Deputy Group Financial Controller in: The monthly consolidation process in Hyperion Financial Management; Preparation of financial statement sections for the Annual Report and Interim report

  • Performance of impairment reviews.

  • Work with other members of Group Finance to support: Improvements in the accounting and consolidation processes; Drafting Audit Committee papers and Board papers

Profile

  • A qualified chartered accountant (e.g. ACA), with extensive post qualified experience, ideally 5-10 years;

  • Trained with 'Big 4' accountancy firm;

  • Strong technical accounting skills, including: Advanced working knowledge of IFRS, FRS101 and FRS102 and Companies Act requirements;

  • Experience in applying technical accounting standards in a group consolidation context and also in subsidiary financial statements;

  • Knowledge of Hyperion Financial Management, K-Trinity, SAP and TM1 would be an advantage.

Job Offer

  • Salary of between £80,000 - £90,000 pa
  • Company benefits including 10% bonus
  • Flexible working arrangements with regards to home working
  • Stunning offices in one of London's most iconic buildings