Technical Accounting Compliance Manager


  • £70000 - £80000 per annum
  • London
  • Posted: 28/09/2020
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 387005706

Job Details

Working closely within the Finance function to deliver the following:
 
Technical Accounting
·         Stay abreast of international and local GAAPs and reporting requirements across the markets and manage ongoing compliance across the Group
·         Work with a variety of internal teams on technical accounting issues including the treatment of high value or complex transactions (acquisitions, disposals, refinancing, etc)
·         Own the technical accounting interpretation in specific areas of concern in line with the Group’s strategic direction.  Prepare detailed presentations for the CFO and the executive team where required
·         Manage communications with external auditors on technical accounting issues
·         Provide the Finance team with regular technical updates to ensure the team are kept abreast of changing requirements
·         Support the Head of FP&A and Reporting in the conversion of accounts prepared under international GAAP rules into UK GAAP
·         Investigate, interpret and articulate accounting policies and standards including the governance and maintenance of the accounting policy framework
·         Provide technical support in the preparation of the year end statutory accounts, schedules and supporting information for the group, including development of GAAP reporting register
·         Provide technical support to the Finance team for the preparation of accounting papers and conduct reviews to ensure quality and content comply with Group standards. 
·         Investigate, interpret and articulate accounting policy on behalf of the Group, including the governance and maintenance of the accounting policy framework
·         Liaise with the external auditors as required
·         Provide ad-hoc technical accounting support on key business initiatives including but not limited to Asset sales, refinancing and reorganisations.
·         Deliver automated statutory reporting software including the preparation of RFP, management of the tender process and system implementation
Financial Compliance & Control
·         Develop and communicate the annual scope and plan for delivery of the external audit and filing of financial statements.  To include all companies in the group
·         Manage lessons learned working groups with internal stakeholders and external auditors to deliver year-on-year improvements
·         Project manage the annual audit process to ensure delivery in line with agreed deadlines
·         Prepare quarterly Audit Committee papers, including regular updates on audit scope, status and reviews,
·         Develop annual pre-audit plan to guarantee delivery of accurate and timely information to auditors at audit commencement.
·         Oversee the corporate structure from a finance perspective and ensure the legal entity database is maintained and updated within the compliance software and all statutory filings are made on time across the Group
·         Lead the continual assessment of our legal entity structure from a finance perspective, closing dormant companies where appropriate
·         Deliver specific projects in relation to financial compliance such as;
o    Perform assessment and provide recommendation on migration from FRS102 to IFRS
o    Deliver automated statutory reporting software including the preparation of RFP, management of the tender process and system implementation
 
 Work skills and experience:

  • Qualified accountant with 5 years PQE
  • Technically up to date with a thorough understanding of UK and international reporting standards
  • The ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment interfacing with key senior executives on a regular basis
  • Ability to operate at both a senior financial level as well as in a more hands-on capacity as required
  • Industry experience (renewable sector preferred, alternatively experience within a project-based company relying heavily on project finance)

 


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