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Financial Reporting Manager

Posted: 8 Jun 2021 Closes: 9 Jul 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_157013WD

About the Team

PwC's internal finance team provides a centralised range of finance services across our business to drive sustainable profitable growth. They play a vital role contributing to; budget-setting, stewardship of the firm's assets, managing financial risks, driving profitability and business development. Our Finance team keeps a close eye on revenue generation, providing insightful management information to the business - while managing important supplier relationships and educating all our staff on the effective use of internal financial systems.

The team proactively ensures the firm's accounting policies remain up to date and lead the firm's response to emerging financial reporting issues and new standards, using the latest thought leadership to steer the firm's response in line with the PwC values
The Financial Reporting team are known as subject matter experts and are highly networked across the business, with our technical expertise sought on all significant initiatives including acquisitions, development of new business areas, changes in accounting standards and design of new finance systems. The team sits within OneFinance, a centralised function comprising more than 300 finance professionals with centers of excellence in financial control, treasury, taxation, business partnering, transaction processing and procurement activities.

We currently have a vacancy for an experienced, financial accountant within our internal Financial Reporting team.

About the Role

This high profile manager role, reporting to the firm's Head of Financial Reporting. The role involves working with the Head of Financial Reporting, our experienced Financial Reporting Manager and our two Senior Associates, including development and coaching opportunities. As a Manager within the team you will have responsibility for delivering the group's consolidated and subsidiary financial statements, advising the firm's leadership on complex technical accounting matters and developing and driving robust financial reporting discipline across the business.

The role of Financial Reporting Manager provides an excellent opportunity to develop and demonstrate first class technical capabilities whilst working at the centre of the UK's largest multi-disciplinary professional services practice, alongside leading accounting specialists. The role also provides the opportunity to strengthen your professional profile by interacting and influencing at senior leadership level, including the CFO, Finance Partner and Audit Committee.

The UK firm's reporting group comprises circa 60 UK subsidiaries, the Middle East and Channel Islands firms and various joint ventures and associates based in the UK and overseas. Whilst focusing on financial reporting deliverables, statutory reporting and defining the group's accounting policies, you will have additional opportunities within the team's other diverse work streams.

The role will primarily focus on leading the following areas of the team's responsibilities:
  • Year-end reporting
  • Monthly and quarterly reporting
  • Other financial reporting deliverables, including banking covenant reporting and other regulatory requirements.
  • Accounting policies
  • Other areas, such as acquisition accounting and troublesome practice matters.

The team are responsible for the preparation of financial statements of a range of the firm's UK entities under IFRS, including detailed explanatory memorandums for the entities' directors and OneFinance leadership. This requires liaising closely with the external auditors and internal specialists from the Tax, Treasury and Company Secretarial teams.

Essential skills and experience
  • A relevant qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) with experience in financial controls and accounting, either from within business or as an auditor.
  • Experience in financial reporting requirements, specifically IFRS and interpretation of new standards
  • Experience working with enterprise systems and financial control environments.
  • Ability to manage and coach junior team members
  • Provide support to colleagues at all levels including training where necessary.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to liaise with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to relay complex messages in an understandable manner.
  • Strong planning and organisational skills, as well as excellent attention to detail and curiosity to develop understanding and valuable insights.
  • Experience in using innovative technical solutions to drive efficiencies and solve problems.
  • Experience in understanding the business environment and the interconnectivity of projects, on a local and global level.
  • Ability to apply knowledge from previous global experiences and share knowledge and insight.
  • Ability to build and sustain strong relationships with colleagues and lead firmwide teams of mixed grades and experience.
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