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Financial Accounting Manager

Job Title: Financial Accounting Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Theale
Salary: Negotiable
REF: SQ 080322_1646755028
Contact Name: Sarah Quinn
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

An exciting new opportunity for a Financial Accounting Manager with a well-known UK Telecoms Infrastructure company. This is a perm position that will be based in Theale, Reading with hybrid working.


  • Coordination of financial reporting processes, including shareholder reporting
  • Coordination of audit activities: 3 annual audits
  • Responsibility for company's accounting for overheads and other operating costs (£35m per annum), fixed assets (£760m net book value) and assets under construction (£175m)
  • Coordination of balance sheet reconciliation processes
  • Lead on company's corporation tax returns and accounting policies.


  • Financial Accounting & Reporting
  • Manage month-end close processes to timetable.
  • Ensure balance sheet is accurate and fully reconciled.
  • Maintain balance sheet ownership matrix.
  • Review reconciliations, ensure format and content of reconciliations is suitable.
  • Secure required approvals for balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting standards and Cornerstone accounting policies.
  • Leadership of improvement projects.
  • Maintain balance sheet risks & opportunities schedule.
  • Monthly commentary on balance sheet movements, analysis of moves.
  • Review of month-end TB.
  • Shareholder reporting.
  • Intercompany reconciliation process.
  • Accounting for overheads and other operating costs.
  • Payroll, bonus.
  • Associated balance sheet recs.
  • Accounting for fixed assets and work-in-progress.
  • Lead internal review meetings of monthly results.
  • Statutory Reporting & Audit
  • Preparation of statutory accounts.
  • Accounting Policies & Procedures
  • Review and maintain accounting policy documentation.
  • Technical accounting guidance to finance team, including IFRS 16.
  • Controls
  • Controls documentation, including SOX and ISO accreditation support.
  • Corporation Tax returns, with support from external advisors.
  • Tax compliance - Corporation Tax, VAT, employee taxes / PSA.
  • Balance sheet forecasting and budgeting.
  • Work with Systems Accountant to support optimum finance system configuration for accounting processes.
  • Management of two Finance Analysts (other operating costs and fixed assets).


  • Experience (technical, managerial, industry) Experience of leading financial reporting processes, including preparation of final TBs, and reporting of results for management review.
  • Preparation of statutory accounts.
  • Familiarity with IFRS.
  • Preparation of technical accounting papers and guidance.
  • Preparation of corporation tax returns.
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of financial controls
  • Familiarity with finance systems.
  • Audit management experience ("Big 4" an advantage)
  • Joint venture experience.
  • Agresso experience.
  • Group consolidation experience.
  • Telecoms experience.
  • Education level / Qualifications (professional, vocational)
  • Qualified accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA).
  • Strong A level and GCSE results.
  • Relevant degree (e.g. business, finance, economics).

Skills / Knowledge

  • Strong technical accountant. Familiarity with IFRS accounting standards.
  • Team player. Naturally works as part of team to support overall team performance through effective financial systems management.
  • Proficient in Excel and completion of reporting templates.
  • Excellent attention to detail. Focused on ensuring work is right first time and quality of output.
  • Ability to see the big picture as well las get hands on and work in the detail as required.
  • Ability to work to deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritise effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to communicate complex areas concisely and effectively, without the use of jargon or technical terms.
  • Effective stakeholder management.
  • Calm under pressure.
  • Focused on continuous improvement.
  • Hard-working, conscientious.
  • Organised, proactive.

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