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Financial Reporting Manager

  • Ref: GR/1308020
  • Manchester
  • Posted: 1 month ago
  • Salary Expectation: £55k+

Availability/Notice Period: 3 Months - Negotiable

Profile

  • A confident, multi-skilled, ACA qualified accountant with excellent technical knowledge of financial accounting and reporting procedures, gained from an experienced client base across numerous sectors
  • Excellent financial analysis and problem-solving skills with knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP financial accounting and reporting procedures
  • Proven strong communication to clients on areas of business improvement, efficiency and technical accounting treatment
  • Established client relationship and leadership skills. Flexible working ethic and strong teamwork to enable completion of tasks to meet strict deadlines

Education

  • 2014 – ACA Qualified
  • 2011 – BA Hons Accounting and Finance 2:1 – University of Manchester
  • 2007 – A Levels – 3A’s and 1B – International School of Chouiefat

IT Systems

  • Microsoft Word and Excel, SAP, Oracle and other In house systems

Career Summary

Position – Financial Reporting Manager

Dates – April 2019 – Present

 

  • Leading the planning and preparation of all annual statutory accounts (IFRS, FRS 101 and FRS 102), and quarterly external reporting to agreed deadlines
  • Periodic financial reporting to support treasury transactions, including stakeholder management required to deliver the additional reports for the group’s glossy accounts
  • Supporting with the preparation of the production of Group annual report and accounts
  • Responsible for day-to-day engagement with external audit, planning and timing of statutory accounts audit work and managing the interaction with the delivery of statutory reporting
  • Plan and co-ordinate delivery of financial reporting with a range of stakeholders, including those areas which input into the process
  • Co-ordinate with more senior stakeholders to ensure that documents are reviewed and that feedback is tracked and incorporated
  • Responsible for drafting of papers on certain key areas of judgement used within the statutory accounts
  • Responsible for the design and implementation of the control framework for the external Financial Reporting team
  • Responsible for the co-ordination and planning of financial reporting deliverables across the team
  • Supporting with the performance management and development of two statutory reporting accountants, plus providing additional support to the financial control and FP&A teams on technical and statutory reporting matters
  • Leading the Corporate rationalization project whereby disposing some of the entities in the Group
  • Management of senior stakeholders around the group, liaising directly with: The Group FD in explaining key areas of the Group’s statutory reporting, and The external auditors both in planning the audit and addressing technical issues

 

Previous Employer – KPMG LLP

Position – Various Roles

Dates – December 2011 – April 2019

 

October 2017 – Present, Audit Manager

 

  • Delivery of high-quality audit and assurance service, including preparing and reviewing audit plans and work
  • Review work completed by the audit team and raising necessary points before Partner’s review
  • Achieving team and individual budgets and business plan/performance objectives
  • Managed project financials, including budgets, WIPS, timely billing and collection and variance recognition
  • Maintained the highest technical and professional standard by taking self-study courses and trainings
  • Resourcing, monitoring and controlling audit staff
  • Coaching, training and developing audit staff to upgrade their knowledge
  • Performance manager of 5 graduates, evaluating their performance and assist them with any issues they are facing
  • Gained technical accounting work experience across all areas of the financial statements and providing external audit services across a variety of sectors and clients (private, PLC and Co-operative entities) in compliance with IFRS and UK GAAP
  • Lead Manchester audit’s integration of new department members, helping to build an inclusive working environment
  • Continuous commercial and operational understanding of clients to help provide innovative solutions to their changing business needs
  • Assessed the internal control environment of clients and providing recommendations where appropriate
  • Written communication and production of reports that outlines audit findings to clients
  • Regular formal verbal communication with clients regarding audit findings, by leading meetings on a daily basis
  • Provided technical advice to clients in relation to FRS 102 conversion and keeping up to date with wider financial reporting standard changes within accounting standards

 

December 2011 – September 2017 Audit Assistant / Audit Assistant Manager

 

  • Performed an in-charge role on various Group and Component audit engagements for a diverse range of clients across a number of industries including pension scheme audits – This has involved performing the consolidations, undertaking internal controls reviews and auditing key accounts balances including intangible impairment, retirement benefit obligation acquisition accounting, capital expenditure, bonus provisions and going concern reviews
  • Demonstrated good leadership, organisational and interpersonal skills whilst being a key client contact
  • Lead Manchester audit’s liaison with KPMG’s data and analytics specialist team, cascading new approaches into the department’s audit engagements
  • Worked part of an audit team, which involved creating good relationships with colleagues and client staff to enable to efficient and effective completion of audit engagements
  • Performed substantive audit tests on all areas of the Profit and Loss account and Balance Sheet
  • Recorded client processes and performing control tests to assist in designing the audit process
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Flexibility and commitment towards client needs and deadlines performing beyond contracted hours, by working in various locations throughout the UK and performing work for different departments
  • Preparation of financial statements to ensure accounts are prepared in accordance with IFRS or UK GAAP accounting reporting standards