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Accounting Manager - IFRS 16

Job Title: Accounting Manager - IFRS 16
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Berkshire, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6 months
REF: X/AM/IFRS/SARA_1642505221
Contact Name: Sara Rowe
Contact Email:
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

Accounting Manager - IFRS 16 - 6 month contract - Mobile Telecoms -Berkshire

The Accounting Manager (IFRS 16) reports to Senior Accounting Manager and will be responsible for ensuring correct and timely reporting of leases per IFRS 16 and IAS 17.

You will be part of a team of 4 that looks after the accounting for the shared network and Retails estate, which are administered by external service providers and reported under IFRS 16 and IAS 17.

This role provides an excellent opportunity for an individual to apply their technical knowledge of IFRS 16 and gain valuable experience in service level management through being empowered to challenge, implement and lead project initiatives to improve the process and reporting.


  • 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 providers
  • Monthly reconciliations of our General ledger to service providers 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 FP&A and FBPs.
  • 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 to them. Coordination/monitoring/review of actual lease information provided to ensure timeliness, completeness and quality.

Essential Skills:

  • Qualified ACA, ACCA, preferably audit background.
  • Working knowledge of IFRS 16.
  • 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.
  • Analytical skills with attention to detail.
  • Being Customer-driven - Creating and delivering a great customer experience.
  • Being a Collaborator - Build and maintain good relationships with multiple stakeholders and understand their requirements. Strong influencing skills and be able to engage others from a broad area of business background.
  • Being Agile - Priorities the work and continually reassessing
  • Be comfortable presenting and liaising with senior management.

Nice to have:

  • Working knowledge of Oracle.
  • Experience of working in a Group/Parent/Subsidiary environment.

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