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Head of External Reporting

  • Location: London, City of London
  • Salary: £110000 - £120000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: COD16887276
  • Recruiter: Cormac Doyle
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Head of External Reporting

This is an excellent opportunity to join a FTSE100 Financial Services business Head of External Reporting. The team is responsible for the group's delivery of external and regulatory reporting.

The successful candidate will be responsible for strong delivery of all required Group reporting in compliance with all relevant regulation supported by results messaging and insights for external purposes, for Plc Audit Committee and Board and other relevant internal committees.

Role Responsibilities

  • Managing the External Reporting team and deliverables including end-end review
  • Management of interaction with key stakeholders including senior management, AFO, FP&A, Investor Relations, Communications and BU teams
  • Top Down Review and Challenge of Business Unit (BU) Results and Messaging to ensure complete and accurate
  • Preparation of the Group results insight and messaging to explain the results both internally and externally
  • Work closely with Technical Finance ensuring compliance with accounting policy
  • Prepare reporting to Group Audit Committee to demonstrate compliance with relevant accounting, company and regulatory guidelines
  • Collaborate with FP&A to understand and communicate the results consistently across Forecast and Actuals.
  • Provide FP&A support to understand the impact of key business decisions on Actuals
  • Working with Investor Relations to support external messaging and slide presentations (including for any planned investor days)
  • Liaison with all other relevant partners (Tax, Treasury, Media and Communications, M&A, Company secretarial, BU's)
  • Covers both statutory and regulatory messaging
  • Through understand competitors and peers, develop/shape future external reporting
  • Involved in Shaping our External Disclosures under IFRS 17 Support Ad hoc projects / requirements (e.g. projects, M&A, finance / business change)
  • Understanding key risks and controls in respect of Operational Risk and Control Model and self assessment teams compliance remediating any controls outside of tolerance

Skills Knowledge and Experience

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA) with the appropriate PQE (No less than 5 years)
  • Strong experience in financial services experience is necessary (Insurance experience is desirable)
  • Strong financial/regulatory reporting and accounting skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management is essential
  • Excellent analytical review skills
  • Ability to work under strict/tight timelines
  • Verbal and presentational skills and ability to present complex issues simply is essential
  • Ability to challenge senior leadership and the status quo is critical
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