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Financial Reporting Manager

Location: ASHFORD, KENT Salary: 56000.00 - 60000.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Finance Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: N/A
Posted: 10 months ago Reference: 3096600
An excellent opportunity has arisen with one of Kents largest employers within the FMCG Sector for a Financial Reporting Manager. With over 70 Brands, this long established International firm has a Finance team of over 50 members in Kent and this role would have 6 direct reports.

This 9 month contract role is responsible for the financial accounting and reporting for three entities: In addition the team is responsible for indirect taxes and the intercompany for a further three entities, totalling six. The role is responsible for ensuring that all the company reporting is consistent with corporate and statutory requirements and deadlines as well as providing accurate, reliable, timely and cost effective information to assist management in decision making.


Timely reporting
Monthly financial results in HFM – actual, LE and Plan reporting
Corporate reports and ad hoc queries

External reporting requirements
Preparation of Statutory accounts and tax returns for the entities listed above
Ensure smooth audit and year end process and maintain good working relationships with internal and external Audit & Tax team.
Tax reporting under both UK and US GAAP

Sarbox compliance
Full Balance Sheet Reconciliation review each month
SAP Security Manager role for the UK to ensure segregation of duty compliance via the SAP Access Enforcer tool, by authorising all access and identifying, applying and monitoring mitigating controls

Ad Hoc
Support the Business with ad hoc queries as they arise
Project Work – recent examples include integration of the finance function following acquisition and implementation of new HMRC VAT on settlement legislation within SAP

Management of staff
Preparation and execution of appraisals – ongoing review and ability to offer constructive feedback as required
Review, support and sign off of work
Adherence to HR policies and procedures

Management of Tax function
Review and sign off of quarterly VAT returns for UK group.
Compliance with latest government rules/legislation – ensure maintenance of documentation for SAO compliance.
PSA, customs, intrastate and EC sales reporting for the UK group

• Financial accountancy experience to a minimum of 5 years and qualified with a recognized accounting body (ACCA/CIMA/ACA).

• A sound academic record
• Team management experience at least 2 years
• Behavioral competencies, i.e. flexibility, team player, confident communication style, detail orientation.
• Demonstrate a positive hardworking approach and exhibit company values.

Advantageous Experience:

 SAP, HFM and advanced excel skills

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