Interim Group Finance Manager

Communicate Recruitment Solutions LTD
400.00 - 450.00 GBP Annual
05 Feb 2019
20 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

A large British retailer in Central London is looking for an experience group reporting manager to join their team for 6 months.

Key responsibilities:

Weekly Reporting

  • Review of the weekly Financial Headlines report used by the Operating Committee at the weekly trading meeting
  • 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 to the Operating Committee and Board
  • 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

Finance owner of defined benefit pensions accounting across the Group with responsibility for review of all related financial accounting journals and inputs

  • 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 in relation to any finance issues and judgmental areas
  • 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 speech and the press release 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

Candidate Profile

  • ACA/CA qualified with at least 3-5 years in industry
  • Extensive consolidation experience
  • Strong communicate skills
  • Immediately available

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