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Group Reporting Finance Manager
London , Greater London

Job Description

FTSE 100 Consumer Brand based in Central London is looking to hire a high calibre Finance Manager responsible for Group Reporting.

In this new position, you will be responsible for the preparation of weekly and monthly Group management information; the interim and annual financial statements, together with other related shareholder communication; and the accounting for c.40 corporate subsidiaries.

This role will provide key support to the Head of Group Reporting in ensuring financial information is reported timely and accurately across all channels and will be proactive in helping to drive change to existing processes and ways of working with a clear objective of optimising the use of systems.

Key Responsibilities:

Weekly Reporting

* Review of the weekly Financial Headlines report
* Principal finance owner of the internal trading statement process and model - weekly review of the model and associated inputs and outputs
* Accountability for the integrity of the data within the model and the model outputs

Monthly Reporting

* Assistance in the preparation and review of the monthly management accounts
* Principal owner of the balance sheet and cash flow reporting and analysis
* Ownership of the ongoing project to add value to the working capital analysis
* Key liaison with the finance teams across the business to analyse and report on the monthly results
* Assisting with the monthly consolidation process including the review of journals posted by the Group Finance team and balance sheet reconciliations

Half Year and Full Year Reporting

* Assisting in the preparation of the Group Annual and Half Year financial statements, Annual Report and preliminary results announcements to the stock market including detailed review of relevant areas such as cash flow, pensions, segmental information, impairment and non-underlying items
* Assistance with preparation of Audit Committee papers
* Key point of contact at the senior manager level with the external audit team at year end, interim and other times during the year
* Liaise with the Investor Relations team in respect of providing financial support for the preparation of the Investor presentation slides and ensure the integrity of all financial data within the presentation and press release
* Liaise with the Corporate Communications team in respect of providing financial support for the preparation of the front half of the Annual Report and to ensure the integrity of all financial data within the Report

Other areas of focus

* Key stakeholder and/or lead group finance representative on project teams for the implementation of new accounting standards
* Provision of ad hoc technical accounting support to the business
* Assist with day to day management of the preparation of subsidiary statutory accounts
* Assisting with timely resolution of ad hoc queries from Investor relations
* Assisting in developing best practice procedures and improvements for both internal Group Finance processes and reporting processes and procedures across the wider Finance Group

We are looking for a proven Finance Manager, with experience in the following:

* Big 4 Qualified
* Excellent academics

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