Role details

Financial Reporting Manager

City of London   •   £400 - £400 per day (£103,992)   •  Temporary

Bullet points

  • Leading global provider of information and analytics
  • ACA qualified Financial Reporting Manager with Big Four Audit background

About Our Client

My client a multinational information and analytics company based in London. It operates in four market segments: scientific, technical and medical; risk and business analytics; legal; and exhibitions. They create innovative solutions for their customer base which combine content and data with analytics and technology in global platforms.

The company operates in 40 countries and serves customers in over 180 nations, employing approximately 30,000 people.

Job Description

Overview of role;

The company's Financial Reporting and Group Accounting Department is based in central London and reports to the Group Financial Controller who in turn reports to the CFO. The position manages 2 Project Accountants. The key objectives include: preparation of annual and half yearly financial statements (to UK and US listing requirements); reporting on accounting and reporting issues and developments to the Audit Committee; monitoring pension costs and liabilities; planning and reporting share based remuneration costs; work with colleagues in Corporate Finance to structure deals; provision of financial information and accounting advice for RE transactions including acquisitions and divestment etc. Also, advising business units in accounting matters, including implementation of new accounting standards.

Main duties;

ensuring compliance of financial statements with accounting standards, company law and listing rules in the UK, USA and the Netherlands;

 maintaining relationship with audit partner and senior audit engagement team;

 developing and maintaining relationships with divisional CFOs and senior finance staff within operating divisions;

 responding to queries from regulators on annual reports;

 development of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) control templates for group financial control department and compliance with those controls;

 work with Audit and Risk colleagues to advise on SOX improvements across RELX;

 monitoring levels of distributable reserves and establishing proposals for maintaining levels of reserves in parent companies;

 working with heads of treasury, tax, real estate, corporate finance and investor relations on accounting matters;

 responsibility for complex areas of accounting such as pensions, share options, impairment reviews, intangible asset valuations;

 ad-hoc project work including acquisition and disposal evaluation, bond issuance, pension evaluation, investment and asset life reviews;

 identification, research and analysis of technical accounting issues and presentation of findings to senior management;

 interpret new accounting standards and develop the necessary project plan and briefing materials;

 providing expert support and advice to the operating businesses on the application of International Financial Reporting Standards; and

 management of preparation of UK statutory accounts.

The Successful Applicant

  • ACA/CA qualified accountant from Big Four accounting Firm background in Audit

  • A least 5 years post qualification experience either in a commercial organization or across a range of industries within practice

  • Exposure to head office environment of FTSE 100 companies or multinational corporates

  • Strong technical skills- thorough knowledge of IFRS is essential, Exposure to US GAAP also useful.

  • Experienced team leader and strong communication skills

What's on Offer

The successful candidate will be offered the equivalent to £80,000pa (circa £400 per day)

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