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  • Senior Finance Manager

  • Location: London, City of London
  • Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: COD16887285
  • Recruiter: Cormac Doyle
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Senior Finance Manager

This FTSE100 multinational Financial Services business is looking for a qualified accountant to join them as a Senior Finance Manager in the Group Finance team.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for the delivery of relevant statutory accounts, management accounts (as required), Group IFRS and regulatory submissions in connection with the group entities. You'll be working with the Head of Finance to pro-actively set and drive the agenda for the entities including risks and controls, expense management and change activity.

Key aspects of role

  • Lead Reporting Production cycles (both internal and external), e.g. HY, FY, Statutory accounts QF, Plan, etc, ensuring timely and accurate delivery of reports to different stakeholders, making sure reports are produced in line with customer requirements and established controls (FRCF or other). Coordination of wider team workload both, in and out of cycles.
  • Stakeholder engagement - lead relationships with stakeholders in CAO and wider finance team to determine and agree requirements and act as source of expertise on presentation of data / analysis.
  • Preparation/review of IFRS reporting and accounting technical papers.
  • Consider, understand and communicate the accounting impact of issues (including M&A activity) both from a technical perspective but also consider the external messaging/commercial impact.
  • Lead the design, testing and implementation of processes for production of team deliverables (both offshore and onshore). Lead and act as sponsor for continuous improvement and development of best practices for the team's processes.
  • Lead the review & challenge of deliverables, working closely with relevant teams to identify and resolve issues using knowledge about the business and accounting.
  • Support Group stakeholders on ad-hoc analysis that requires data extraction and report production.
  • Continually identify risks to delivery and where necessary propose solutions. Effectively manage stakeholder expectations.
  • Support the Group's reporting process including leading on specific initiatives across the CAO team.
  • Actively support and contribute to creating an appropriate team culture within team and wider including development of team members.
  • Support HoF in oversight and review key processes/controls ensuring all are adequately documented.
  • Working with all the relevant parties, the Head of Finance and Group Chief Accounting Officer to pro-actively set and drive agenda
  • Build relationships and networks with a wide range of colleagues - work collaboratively with CAO team members, wider finance team and those outside finance.
  • Play a active role in Risk and Control as it relates to the legal entities and how we can take more 1st line ownership for the understanding and assessment
  • Providing early warning indicators to management on expenses based on the information we have as we look to drive a more cost conscious environment
  • Providing insight and analysis around the numbers / entities that give management understanding of what is driving the results and also provides recommendations for action
  • Work closely with Legal entity director to actively drive how entities are used ensuring the right focus on balancing cost vs benefit
  • Having a holistic understanding through active engagement with Centre FPA& and Centre External Reporting to provide AGH better insight what's driving the numbers
  • Actively involved in change activity that impacts both entities and the wider organization

Skills Knowledge and Experience

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA) with at least 5 years PQE
  • Strong technical accounting experience
  • Financial Services / Insurance experience is desirable but not a necessity
  • Commercially aware
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS and good knowledge of other reporting bases
  • Strong controls focus to avoid financial misstatement and messaging errors
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and Magnitude, coupled with strong analysis and problem solving skills
  • Good project / process management skills (design / implement / improve)
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