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Financial Reporting Manager

Published 29 November 2023
£75000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
City Of Manchester, Greater Manchester
Permanent
Job Starts: 29th November 2023
Accountancy & Finance

Job Description

Financial Reporting Manager | Manchester (Hybrid) | £75,000 - £85,000 + very strong benefits

Want to add value to improve business processes and profitability? Do you have an inquisitive mind-set with a desire to partner with non-finance stakeholders? If so, this could be the perfect next career move for you! The size of the business means they are able to offer excellent development prospects that will help to build on your existing skills and this business is truly exciting and something of the future.

This role is hybrid and will be a rough 3/2 split office/home working (although flex is required a peak business times)

Recruiting for a Financial Reporting Manager, this job will report to the Financial Controller and forms part of a small team. The job is being recruited as a new role to support the growth of the business and to deputise for the FC.

Although this role is really varied, there is a significant amount of systems work involved, with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. The business is about to implement SAP 4 HANA, so someone who understands SAP and systems change projects would be highly advantageous. Tax knowledge is also advantageous.

Key Responsibilities

This role will allow you to gain excellent insight into the breadth of the business, the key issues facing the business and exposure to senior management and external partners.

Financial Reporting

  • Lead the preparation and presentation of accurate and timely financial statements in compliance with relevant accounting standards.
  • Ensure adherence to IFRS and other regulatory reporting requirements.

Audit Coordination

  • Manage the relationship with external auditors, drawing on experience to facilitate a smooth audit process.
  • Provide necessary documentation and support for audit inquiries and reviews.

Financial Systems Expertise

  • Utilise in-depth knowledge of Finance Systems, particularly SAP 4 Hana, to streamline financial reporting processes.
  • Collaborate with IT teams to optimise system functionalities and troubleshoot issues.

Team Leadership

  • Oversee a team responsible for financial reporting activities, providing guidance, mentorship, and ensuring a high standard of work.
  • Foster a collaborative and efficient work environment.

Process Improvement

  • Continuously assess and enhance financial reporting processes for efficiency and accuracy.
  • Implement best practices and stay informed about industry trends.

Compliance and Risk Management

  • Monitor changes in financial regulations and standards, ensuring the organisation's compliance.
  • Identify and mitigate financial reporting risks.

Financial Analysis

  • Conduct detailed financial analysis to support decision-making processes.
  • Provide insights into key financial metrics and trends.

Communication and Stakeholder Management

  • Communicate financial results and insights effectively to senior management.
  • Collaborate with various departments to gather relevant information for reporting.

Budgeting and Forecasting

  • Contribute to the budgeting and forecasting processes, providing accurate financial data for planning purposes.

Training and Development

  • Provide training to team members on financial reporting standards, systems, and processes.
  • Support professional development initiatives within the team

Skills

  • Qualified Accountant - ACCA, ACA ideally from a top 10 audit firm - but this isn't essential)
  • Educated to degree level or have equivalent professional experience
  • Excellent communication, leadership and influencing skills with an ability to create and agree workable solutions.
  • Good, broad accounting experience with the ability to challenge at times
  • A strong Finance aptitude with a track-record of delivering within committed timescales and maintaining customer focus.
  • Resilience, problem solving and good judgement - this role is often the first call for issues and queries, for which no clear answer exists or prior knowledge available

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