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The Manager – Financial Reporting (SSC) position is a highly visible role at Equiniti providing the right individual with plenty of exposure to senior stakeholders in the business. The individual would work very closely with the Group Financial Reporting and Accounting teams and provide quality support to assist these functions in delivering against the business’s objective. The individual would be experience in producing statutory financial statements, working with multi-currency consolidations and reading and interpreting international financial reporting standards (IFRS).

The individual will possess effective leadership and communication skills, as well as being a successful people manager to provide direction, guidance and mentorship to their direct reports.

Business Functions:

Equiniti’s journey to build and develop a captive offshore finance facility started in 2016, with a view to centralise the core transactional accounting. This resulted in the creation of a Finance Shared Services Centre (SSC) in Chennai which comprises the following teams: Record to Report (RtR), Procure to Pay (PtP), Master Data Management and Data Analysis (MDM), Order to Cash (OtC) and Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A).

In recent years the Finance SSC has extended its Global footprint to support geographies beyond UK, expanding the remit in operating areas to help sustain, and improve, the control environment for the Group. The Finance SSC has continued to successfully drive value-add and continuous improvement along the value chain by providing high quality services in specialised areas of External Financial Reporting, Procurement and Internal Audit.

Core Duties/Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties:

Financial reporting:

  • Produce the standalone entity financial statements for the international subsidiaries in accordance with FRS 101, using the OneSource accounts production package, for review by onshore financial reporting team
  • Assisting in the Group Financial Accountant in the preparation and review of quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations, using a reconciliation tool (Blackline), and clearly identifying reconciling items and working with the wider finance function to ensure corrections are posted
  • Acting as one of the key points of contact for the external auditors (PwC) and managing their requests within the SSC
  • Prepare calculations for the Group’s lease portfolio and reconcile finance lease liabilities in accordance with IFRS 16
  • Prepare earnings per share calculations, ensuring compliance with IAS 33
  • Providing accounting guidance to the wider shared service centre to ensure that transactions are correctly recognised in accordance with IFRS
  • Assisting the Group Head of Tax with ad-hoc international tax and compliance matters
  • Assisting the Group Head of Accounting with ad-hoc due diligence matter
  • Ensuring documentation and audit trails are maintained to demonstrate compliance with internal control policies.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following experience skills and behaviours:

  • University Qualified and Qualified Accountant (ACA /CMA) /IFRS
  • Overall work experience of 10 to 12 years which includes at least 3 to 5 years of post-qualification experience in a Financial Reporting environment.
  • Ability to read accounting standards (IFRS) and apply the guidance to business scenarios.
  • A strong Change Manager with a Customer Service orientation with excellent organizational, communication and planning skills.
  • Professional, credible individual with an ability to influence peers, superiors and subordinates, adaptable with an ability to change direction and priorities if required.
  • Achievement orientation: Driven by goals and deadlines
  • Ability to work well with people across the organisation.
  • Leadership skills to drive a team in a change environment
  • Ability to understand the detail behind processes

Core Values & Behaviours

Trust

  • Acts with integrity and high personal standards in dealings with others.
  • Treats others with respect, openness, honesty and fairness (empathy).
  • Says what they mean; walks the talk.
  • Accepts responsibility rather than apportioning blame.
  • Creates the right blend of support and challenge – for self and others.
  • Maintains the organisation’s reputation for high standards of business conduct.

Building Relationships

  • Adds values and builds true partnerships.
  • Effectively manages expectations to achieve a positive outcome.
  • Takes personal responsibility for the performance of the internal Client relationships.
  • Makes a strong positive impact and professional impression.
  • Builds effective networks (internally and externally).
  • Effectively communicates with internal Clients and key stakeholders.
  • Manages, maintains and promotes each relationship to deliver added value solutions and maximise growth potential.
  • Probes facts and opinions to determine underlying needs and expectations to find out what internal Clients really need today and identify future requirements.
  • Pro-actively manages all stakeholders.
  • Motivate others to meet and exceed customer service standards by creating the right working environment and relationships.

Belief

  • Is passionate and believes in what we do and who we are.
  • Champions collaboration across the business for the benefit of internal Clients and Customers.
  • Maintains their motivation and commitment, despite changes in direction.
  • Consistently demonstrates the Equiniti Group Values, even under pressure.

People

  • Acts as a role model to others.
  • Positive, enthusiastic and supportive of others.
  • Promotes teamwork and works effectively with others to achieve own and wider business goals.
  • Leads in sharing good practice, knowledge and experience with others.
  • Embraces challenges and responds quickly and positively to change.
  • Is receptive, flexible and resilient.
  • Adopts personal style to suit the situation and needs of others.
  • Leads, coaches and develops others to reach their full potential.

Excellence

  • Passionate about delivering service excellence and putting the internal Client / Customer first.
  • Works hard to get it right first time and keep promises and commitments to others.
  • Pro-actively takes actions and works with others to enhance our performance and reputation.
  • Takes ownership for problems and finds solutions.
  • Constantly searches for opportunities to add value and reduce costs for the Business and Clients.
  • Continuously learns and improves from experience and shares this with others.
  • Involves and leverages knowledge of others in decision making and problem solving.
  • Makes decisions by evaluating options and uses commercial and market awareness to make appropriate recommendations.
  • Effective use of own time and commits to realistic deadlines.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. Please note any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment screening checks.

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