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Financial Consolidation Accountant

Location: STOCKTON-ON-TEES, CLEVELAND Salary: 45000 - 55000 GBP Per Annum, inc benefits
Sector: Finance Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: over 1 year ago Reference: 3071947
I'm delighted to be working with this reputable global business who has their headquarters based in Teesside.

This newly created job is an excellent opportunity for you to add real value to the small team, and also the business.

With a business turnover of circa $2bn, a varied vast and busy work load for you to proactively manage as well as a competitive salaries and benefits the question is who would not want to be considered?

Does this spike your interest? If so, don't delay either apply for your CV to be screened accordingly to the criteria and experience needed or send this directly to me -

No CV's will be submitted prior to screening suitability and answering any questions you may have, all applications will be managed with the up-most professionalism and in strictest confidence.

Still unsure about applying? Why not call me to discuss? - Lindsey - 01642 256420.

Your primary purpose within your role is to perform the legal reporting consolidation, resulting in the production of consolidated financial statements.

The company covers all legal entities, including manufacturing, trading, support and holding companies.

You'll have no people management although daily task supervision of a team of around 3 people will be part fo your job.

Primary end customers and internal contacts areFinance, Business Reporting Controller and team, SEC filing team, Tax, Treasury and Internal Audit.

External contacts include external auditors.

You'll be responsible for timely and accurate completion of the full Corporate monthly financial consolidation and adherence to the close schedule of all legal entities

You'll proactively monitor completion status and be prepared to quickly adapt to changing circumstances to achieve this, including redistribution or reassignment of tasks between consolidation team members as needed.

As a key contributor to a small team this individual must be capable of self-management, problem-solving and have an active interest in developing capability and understanding for themselves and others.

The ability to operate effectively in a business operating in different geographies, time zones and cultures will drive success.

Your reponsibilities and experience will cover -

Reconciliation of all consolidation related data is timely and accurate, monitoring the progress of the close process performed by the remainder of the team and modifying tasks accordingly. In order to achieve this, maintain knowledge of the key contacts, both direct and indirect, to ensure that any gaps and/or issues can be resolved within the timetable.

Generate all elimination and topside consolidation entries, distributing and assigning tasks amongst the consolidation team as necessary.

Assist reporting units and consolidation team with monthly close questions and supplemental data collection. Tailor support according to the experience and background of the individual(s) concerned to provide the maximum transfer of knowledge. Where recurring or common themes are identified, develop appropriate knowledge-sharing to eliminate problems or drive consistency on a wider basis using an appropriate delivery medium.

Prepare and maintain the consolidation monthly support binder.

Assist external auditors with client requests, identifying appropriate allocation of tasks amongst the consolidation team.

Assist various departments with special requests and other financial filing requirements including non-US holding company consolidations, identifying appropriate allocation of tasks amongst the consolidation team.

Where new long term requirements or changes are identified, highlight to Financial

First degree from an accredited university or equivalent international degree.

Qualified Chartered Accountant.
Approximately 3-4 years of post-qualification experience (i.e. likely circa 6-7 years post degree experience in total), including businesses with multiple legal entities and involving financial statement preparation.

Consolidation role in a large international entity or working on equivalent clients preferred.

Have experience working with multiple currencies/FAS 52.

Understanding of US GAAP preferred.

Consolidation system maintenance experience preferred, ideally SAP BPC although other consolidation applications such as TM1 and Hyperion would also be considered.

Strong analytical and financial skills.

Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel including pivot tables, formulas, and macros.

SAP or other enterprise system experience highly preferred.

Must be detail oriented with the ability to perform work with a high level of accuracy

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