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Senior Finance Manager (Reporting)

Location: CENTRAL LONDON, LONDON Salary: 30.25 - 37.96 GBP Per Hour
Sector: Finance Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 12 months ago Reference: 3061289
This role will take the lead on statutory reporting and related audit for one of the largest housing associations in the country, including the Group’s first year of interim reporting under FRS 104.

Key Responsibilities:

• Initial priorities will include planning and delivering the Group’s first interim published results in line with FRS 104

• Tasks will include:
- Understanding the requirements of FRS 104, being Clarion’s first year of adoption.
- Providing comparative information in line with the reporting standards
- Producing a timetable for delivery
- Engaging with wider Finance and our auditors initially and throughout the process to ensure this timetable is delivered.
- Working with Management Accounts to ensure the hard close of September (Period 6).
- Providing interim consolidated results for 2017/18.
- Understanding the scope of audit and compilation of audit files.

• This role will lead the planning process for year-end reporting and will be responsible coordinating/producing the statutory accounts for each subsidiary within the Group and consolidation.

• Tasks will include:
- Issuing the year-end timetable
- Engaging with wider Finance and our auditors initially and throughout the process to ensure this timetable is delivered
- Overseeing/preparing audit files
- Rolling-forward of statutory templates
- Overseeing/producing statutory accounts for the Group various subsidiaries
- Preparing the Group’s consolidations.

• Delivering the Group’s other ad hoc reporting requirements.
• Maintain up to date knowledge of all relevant legislation, GAAP and SORP ensuring that the Group meets all of its statutory and regulatory obligations.
• Maintain close and effective relationships with other finance teams including other areas of Financial Services, Business Partnering, Financial Performance and Analysis, New Business Finance and Investment.
• Perform any other duties as may be reasonably requested by your line manager.

Experience and pre-qualification criteria:

• Qualified financial accountant, preferably ACA with Big 4 audit experience,
• A strong track record in the field including the production of consolidated statutory accounts in a complex group structure environment and to tight deadlines.
• Experience of liaising closely with internal and external auditors.
• Self-starter approach with a ‘can-do’ attitude and the ability to recognise opportunities and drive forward.
• Delivery of the statutory accounts requires reliance on various teams within and outside Finance. The applicant must be good at communicating and building relationships and willing to travel to different office locations, including Norwich.
• Attention to detail and experience of using Word and Adobe.
• Excellent excel skills – with use of macros and functions, including Lookups and IF functions.

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