Group Accounting And Tax Manager

Wakefield, West Yorkshire
28 Apr 2021
09 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

In this senior finance role, you will be fully responsible for the accounting, taxation, and statutory reporting across the Group in the UK and its international regions. You will be dealing with all indirect taxation matters, including Transfer Pricing. You will be able to provide a strong technical lead in financial reporting and have a great understanding of accounting for large charities.

City & Guilds as a whole is transforming the way it operates, with a focus on developing our regional presence, organising teams so they operate more efficiently and delivering an improved quality of outputs.  You will work as part of a relocated Corporate Services team, but be closely aligned with our newly established RTR function which forms part of our new Global Business Services function.

You will be located at our newly occupied offices in Wakefield just off junction 41 of the M1 and you'll need to be within reasonable commuting distance of there.

Business Unit: Group Support Services

Experience: Experienced

Salary: c£63,000

Type of role: Permanent

Full-time or part-time: Full-time

Location - Country: UK

Location - City: Wakefield

Closing date: 09/05/2021

Vacancy ref: 6441

About The Role

You'll ensure accounts are prepared in accordance with IFRS as it applies to large charities and you'll have a strong understanding of all relevant regulations associated with this. You'll manage the production of the Statutory Accounts for the group along with production of all supporting schedules. You'll also produce the Annual Return for the Group.

Some of your other responsibilities will be to monitor trading entities and ensure adequacy of their capital structures. You'll lead a project to remove dormant entities within the group. You will also manage financial accounting consolidation and reporting activities across multiple ERP and reporting platforms using OneStream. The role will also provide strategic planning and advice for all tax matters, advising the business on direct and indirect tax, commercial tenders, and partnerships, restructuring and M&A activity.

About You

You will be a qualified accountant (probably from a UK top 20 firm) with relevant PQE in senior financial management and tax accounting roles. You'll have an in-depth knowledge of UK and overseas GAAP, and multi entity, multi-currency consolidations. You will also have a detailed understanding of current UK tax rules for both direct and indirect taxes, and compliance requirements.

With experience of large ERP systems, and mainstream consolidation packages such as OneStream or Hyperion, you'll be comfortable with manipulating data in excel for detailed modelling and analysis. As a strong team player with a collaborative and open style, you'll be "hands on" when needed. With excellent verbal and written communication skills, you'll be able to work effectively with senior management and non-finance leaders, distilling complex issues into easily understood messages. Finally, you must be comfortable working in an organisation undergoing significant change.

Our Story And Mission

Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support almost five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.

Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.

At the heart of our business sits the City & Guilds Foundation which amplifies our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future. 

We were founded in 1878 by the City of London and the trade guilds of the time, to help people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.

Our rich experience means we’re uniquely positioned to understand the future of work and learning. And, we continually evolve to develop and deliver skills for the workplace of the future. Today, as well as qualifications and assessment, we offer digital credentialing, elearning technologies, executive leadership development, technical training and consultancy.

Our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible to accommodate everyone.

What We Offer

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more. 

Next Steps And How To Apply

If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you.  Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.

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