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Interim Corporate Finance Projects Accountant

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Windsor
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 18/10/2016
  • Duration: 12 months
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The Role:
This is a high profile role sitting within the Director of Corporate Finance's team. The role covers a variety of areas ranging from external reporting through to the development of the Corporate Centre control environment. The role will give the successful candidate a view across the business at an exciting time whilst we embark on our finance transformation programme.

The role will be challenging particularly in the areas relationship building and inter-personal skills. It involves dealing with a wide variety of people both internally and externally from graduate level through to director level, often discussing sensitive information.

External reporting
* Preparation of the financial statements for the client businesses (including liaising with PwC on all audit deliverables and issue resolution to meet agreed signing deadlines)
* Administrator, internal support and trainer for the One Source Accounts Production software used across the Group for the UK and Dutch statutory entities
* Manage relationship with Thomson Reuters (One Source software provider) such that any issues are escalated appropriately.
* Assist with the year end reporting deliverables for the Annual Report and Accounts (specifically in relation to related undertakings disclosures)
* Ownership of the collation and preparation of the centrally audited FS directors' emoluments disclosure and emoluments form process (including share scheme & pension disclosure). This involves liaising with Group Reward team, PwC and answering any director queries.
* Liaison with Secretariat team regarding directors conflicts of interest register to support management representations on related parties.

Process improvement & controls:
* To develop the Corporate Centre Finance control environment, with the aim of moving to use Blackline to provide the control framework.
* Developing and refreshing ARIS controls required for the Corporate Centre
* Resolve the issues preventing the Treasury Management system from calculating accurate intercompany interest and ensure planned interest and interest in the financial statements is complete and accurate.

Month end reporting:
* Review and monitoring of Group wide intercompany mismatches for month end reporting and financial statements. Liaise with BUs across the Group to clear/explain intercompany mismatches at both a PC level and a company code level
* For September to December ensuring the intercompany hedge balance and Group FX analysis is complete and accurate.
* Preparation of directors' expenses for Audit Committee review.

Key Deliverables:
* Agreed control framework for the Corporate Centre with controls completed on agreed monthly half yearly and annual basis
* Agreed IHB intercompany interest for plan and financial statements
* One Source support for 2016 financial statement preparation
* Preparation centrally audited FS disclosures

* Initiative and tenacity and the motivation to address issues without being asked to do so
* An inquisitive, analytic approach with excellent problem solving skills
* Ability to communicate effectively on different levels including matrix management of staff in the BUs
* Team focus

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Degree (preferable)
* Qualified accountant with knowledge of IFRS and FRS 101 (essential)

Work Experience:
* Excellent numeracy and IT skills, must be fluent in common MS packages and have strong Excel skills.
* Knowledge of SAP ERP, BPC and SAP BW would be advantageous but not essential

Certifications: ACA (ICAEW) / CIMA / ACCA

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