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Finance Analyst

Job Title: Finance Analyst
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: 18102022_1666087926
Contact Name: Rory Glass
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Financial Analyst - Financial Reporting

The role and its purpose.

A key role within the Financial Accounting and Reporting team at The Company reporting directly into the Head of Financial Reporting. It's a team of 12 responsible for some of the most complex accounting areas at The Company . In this position, you will help and assist in financial reporting, balance sheet control, audit coordination, technical accounting advisory and Finance policies and procedures.

This role provides an opportunity to enhance skills gained in accountancy practice and exposure to senior finance management, including Director of Finance and CFO. We need a technical strong accountant along with management and advisory skills in the job. It's a business facing role with management of multiple stakeholders across the business being key part of the role.

What makes this role unique?

The Company is the UK's fastest growing network operator with ambitious growth plans. We will be looking for you to help the team who are responsible for group and statutory financial reporting, balance sheet management reporting and forecasting.

You will be expected to support in providing technical advice on implications of different accounting treatments under IFRS and FRS 101. As well as this we will expect you to have an understanding of key audit issues across the business and co-ordinate with auditors to effectively address their concerns on these.

What does the role involve?

Audit Co-ordination and Management

A key role for the Financial Analyst is to help manage audit relationships from deliverables to audit issues, from planning meeting to clearance. This role will ensure that we deliver a successful (smooth and no-surprise) audit at half year, hard close and year end.

Statutory Accounts (FRS 101 Reporting)

Assist in the delivery of statutory accounts for all UK companies including UK (main operating company, Holding, ID Mobile and UKB).

CAS (IFRS Reporting)

Review of any critical areas ensuring timely preparation and submission of quarterly and annual budget CAS forms by the team. Support team in preparing certain disclosure forms for quarter end and annual budget.

Balance Sheet and Finance Manual

Team is responsible for balance sheet (RAG) reviews and finance manual. The Financial Analyst will play a key part in setting the plan, supporting the team, and ensuring that the process goes well and objectives are delivered on time.


Support Head of Financial Reporting on key projects. Currently we are reviewing the legal and capital structure of the organisation.

The type of person we are looking for.

  • Qualified accountant ACA, from public practice background.
  • Technical accounting / advisory skills.
  • Up to date knowledge of IFRS and FRS 101.
  • An engaging individual able to build strong relationships with senior management and external advisors.
  • Strong organisational and collaboration skills to coordinate activities across various teams.
  • Proactive in identifying and dealing with audit and accounting issues.
  • Be delivery focused and able to meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate complex accounting requirements effectively.
  • Good at Excel and Power point

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