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Group Financial Reporting Manager

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Closing Date
  • 31/12/2019

Job Description

Ricardo plc is looking to find a technically strong Group Financial Reporting Manager, with clear credibility and gravitas, to join its plc accounting team in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex. The role offers the opportunity to be a key member of a fast-paced team in a dynamic, international Group, with exposure to senior plc and divisional management.


Key responsibilities:

Manage Finance inputs into the Annual Report & Accounts and Interim Report processes, ensure that all finance sections within the documents have clear and consistent messaging and meet external reporting requirements

Manage the year end and interim financial reporting processes to ensure high quality reporting from the Divisions and the effective and efficient consolidation of Group results
Understand and summarise technical reporting issues as they evolve and communicate these effectively to Divisions and other internal and external stakeholders, including external auditors; this includes producing technical papers and presenting within Group and to the Divisional FDs as necessary
Manage transitions to new accounting standards
Liaise with external auditors and tax advisors to ensure period end processes are planned, managed and concluded effectively
Perform analysis on the reported numbers to ensure reported results are understood and can be explained
Produce UK statutory accounts for Divisions, including managing the transition to new UK GAAP
Manage the Group review of the monthly Accounting Control Checklists, and assisting with the development of best practice financial controls
Assist with due diligence on potential acquisitions and on integration and accounting matters in respect of completed acquisitions

Key attributes:

Qualified accountant (ACA) with considerable PQE at a Big 4 firm

Plc reporting experience
Strong technical skills (IFRS and UK GAAP), including group consolidations 
Good IT skills, with strong Excel knowledge
Self-starter, energetic, keen to make a difference and be a key member of the senior finance team
Strong inter-personal skills and ability to manage effective relationships with senior staff in a plc environment, Divisional finance staff and external advisors
Willingness to travel to other Ricardo sites, including overseas travel