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Accounting Manager

Job Title: Accounting Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Negotiable
REF: RC/C/AccountingMana_1642586098
Contact Name: Rohit Chavda
Contact Email:
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

Accounting Manager - IFRS 16

Contract - 6 Months Initially

Location: Reading/Hybrid - 2 days/week Onsite

Scope of Work:

  • The key focus of the role will be leading the reporting under IFRS 16, embedding and improving the processes for this accounting standard. Preparation of the IFRS 16 accounting has been outsourced, and a key part of the role will be to work closely with external stakeholders to improve the accuracy and delivery of the IFRS 16 Reporting.
  • You will review and challenge the monthly reports and reconcile the data back to our GL, ensuring consistency between the GL and IFRS 16 database, following up and ensuring any discrepancies are fixed.
  • You will work closely with the Finance Business Partners to ensure they provide the correct information on a timely basis, helping them interpret the reporting every month and help prepare the quarterly and annual forecast.
  • You will need to build strong working relationships with internal stakeholders being T&O Finance, FP&A and Financial Reporting team and finance business partners. You will also need to work closely with external stakeholders
  • This role is a great opportunity that will enable the successful candidate to take ownership of our IFRS 16 reporting. This role is highly visible and provides a great development opportunity. You will be managing high profile external service providers and internally liaising with senior management regularly.


  • Ensuring that the lease database held by the external service provider is correct and complete
  • Work with the Finance Business Partners to gather the required information for lease accounting
  • Make changes in the lease database to reflect the correct accounting for lease changes and validate the impact of these changes reported by the service provider
  • Monthly reconciliations of our General ledger outputs and roll-forward of Right of Use and Finance Liability accounts
  • Preparation and submission of leases group reporting forms (CAS forms) per IFRS 16 and IAS 17 and address their queries
  • Providing the appropriate information required by the Financial Reporting team for cash flow/working capital/balance sheet reporting.
  • Coordination of forecasting & budgeting activity
  • Coordinate and provide information to our internal and external auditors for leases
  • Work closely with our service providers for timely correct reporting and addressing their issues
  • Supporting the Finance Business Partners on the interpretation of their IFRS16 outputs from (outsourced IFRS16), and with submitting the right information Coordination/monitoring/review of actual lease information provided to ensure timeliness, completeness and quality.

Skills Required:

  • Qualified ACA, ACCA, 3 years PQE, preferably audit background.
  • Working knowledge of IFRS 16.
  • Preference would be for Big 4 (PWC, EY, KPMG, Deloitte) auditing experience but not essential.
  • Strong Technical Accounting skills.
  • Experience in managing external and internal stakeholders.
  • Intermediate Excel.
  • Experience of working in a month-end environment with experience of General Ledger close processes and month-end reconciliation requirements.
  • Experience in working with external auditors.

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