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We have a fantastic opportunity to join our UK&I Chief Accountant finance team in a reporting and governance role.   


Reporting into the UK&I Chief Accountant, this role offers a great opportunity for a talented individual to provide support to the UK&I businesses, with regular exposure to the UK&I Financial Controller.


The role also has regular interaction with the Finance Directors and senior finance stakeholders across the UK&I portfolio, including the UK&I CFO.

You will work closely with the wider UK&I finance team and the Corporate functions across both the UK&I region and wider group.

  • Provide active support to the UK&I Chief Accountant across ongoing UK&I Corporate finance priorities and improvement programmes.

  • Preparation of UK&I financial reporting deliverables covering balance sheet, capex and operating cash flow

  • Supporting ownership of UK&I operating cash flow ensuring identification of key operational drivers and opportunities for improvement for discussion at monthly meetings with UK&I CFO & Group.

  • Supporting ownership of regional capital expenditure processes and performance (budget, forecast and actual performance), ensuring identification of key drivers and opportunities for discussion at monthly meetings with UK&I CFO & Group

  • Balance sheet governance. Conducting balance sheet reviews with each area of the business on a monthly basis and addressing queries from Group.

  • Provide technical advice identifying opportunities to bridge and balance the commercial objectives of the Business Units and Group accounting policy requirements.

  • Supporting with the coordination and management of the external audit process within the UK&I region.

  • Preparation of the financial statements for UK&I.

  • Preparation of financial reporting in relation to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

  • Act as key regional liaison with the Group Financial Reporting team and the Finance Shared Service Centre.

  • Liaise with internal audit in respect of finance matters relating to their work programmes.

  • Active participation as a member of UK&I Finance Team, providing contribution to wider Finance priorities and initiatives.

  • Governance – providing support for a number of ongoing finance governance projects


Could this role be for you?

  • A qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA) ideally from big 4 professional services background
  • Presence, gravitas and ability to influence senior stakeholders
  • Excellent analytical, financial modelling and problem solving skills
  • Proven ability to present ideas / opinions in a collaborative, credible and influential manner. 
  • A continuous improvement mind-set
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of technical accounting issues – e.g. revenue recognition, capex

Previous experience working with financial reporting systems (specifically Hyperion) would be beneficial but is not essential, as in role training will be provided.

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