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Financial Accounting Manager - Reporting

Watford, Hertfordshire

Excellent + Bonus + Benefits

  1. Permanent

5/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

31552

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We are currently recruiting for a Financial Accounting Manager - Reporting position to join our growing Finance team. This is an incredibly exciting time to join Wickes as we embark on this journey as a Plc.


The purpose of this role is to support external financial statement preparation together with assuring technical accounting compliance and a robust financial control framework to meet plc board, audit committee and external audit requirements.


Key Accountabilities:

  • To help deliver a set of financial statements for interim and full year reporting, in compliance with IFRS and best practice

  • Manage the monthly operational accounting and ledger close process and subsequent balance sheet reconciliation review processes. Responsible for ensuring plc related transactions are correctly booked (leases, share based payments, interest, tax, dividends)

  • Ensure processes are in place to assure compliance with accounting standards in particular relating  to share based remunerations schemes and lease accounting

  • Manage the operation of the Working Capital model, which in turn drives the  preparation the monthly financial statements for the plc pack and production of balance sheet and cash flow projections

  • Build relationships within finance, the wider business (Commercial, Operations, Investor Relations, CoSec, HR) and with advisors to obtain a better understanding of the company’s activities 

  • Coordinate staff and provide training and feedback as required, leading technical accounting CPD requirements across the finance function 

  • Oversee the preparation of statutory accounts for all legal entities within Wickes plc Group

  • Assist the Head of Reporting in maintaining an accounting policies and procedures manual, detailing key accounting policies and their application in the business

  • Identify any control and systems issues and propose actions to strengthen areas lacking in good controls, in particular relating to processes impacting the preparation of the financial statements


What are we looking for:


  • ACA / ACCA / CIMA (Essential) 

  • More likely ACA given technical bias of the role

  • 5+yrs pqe experience

  • Experience of listed plc reporting (Essential)

  • Broad finance experience in a listed plc environment

  • Thorough understanding /experience of listed company reporting requirements 

  • Ability to promote strong control environments and recommend system improvements 

  • Ability to communicate technically challenging issues in a simple yet effective and engaging manner

  • Team leadership and development 

  • Thorough understanding of accounting standards and developments

  • Best practice approach to financial reporting 


What can we offer you:


Wickes’ culture is second to none; it's a collaborative, down to earth, fun and exclusive environment where people feel part of a winning team. All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be. If that sounds like you, we will make you feel right at home.


Please note: All offers of employment are subject to DBS / background checks.



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