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Financial Accountant - Financial Reporting

Job Title: Financial Accountant - Financial Reporting
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading
Salary: Bonus, pension
Start Date: ASAP
REF: SB/PERM/FA_1675087553
Contact Name: Sneha Betharia
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 months ago

Job Description

Role: Financial Accountant - Financial Reporting (Fully Qualified ACA)

Type: Permanent

Location: Reading (Hybrid)

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 13 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 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 Accountant 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 The Company 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 Accountant 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. This team will be at the forefront of due diligence for the potential The Company and Vodafone merger in the near future.

The type of person we are looking for.

  • Fully 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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