Head of Reporting

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    London, England

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  • Salary:

    Up to £75000.00 per annum + Bonus + Private Heath + Benefits

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    Laurence whiffin

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Head of Reporting

Location: London

£70,000 - £75,000 + Bonus + Pension + Private Health

We are looking to Recruit a Head of Reporting for a new permanent role role for a FTSE listed engineering, defence and technology business based out of our corporate headquarters in Central London.

About the role

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Finance of the Aviation Sector (divisional role) but working closely with lead financial reporting accountant.

This will include:-

  • Lead and execute month-end and quarter-end P&L distribution and forecast consolidation for departments of responsibility
  • Manage the central finance team for centre cost Companies
  • Own the production of monthly, quarterly and ad hoc financial reporting for the Babcock Group Head Office
  • Ensuring the delivery of accurate and consistent data quality in the financial systems across the sector business lines
  • Craft and manage SAP BPC reports, working closely with Group finance and Operating entities across Aviation
  • Work with business operations, and other key stakeholders to generate requested reporting output
  • Lead and execute year end external audit processes
  • Help execute SAP implementation

Main Accountabilities:

  • Production of timely and technically accurate monthly accounts with the lead reporting accountant.
  • Regional reviews with the Sector Assistant director of finance
  • Production of timely and technically accurate budget, forecast and strategic plan reports and presentations for the Sector Finance Director and subsequent submission to Group including liaison with Business Unit finance stakeholders.
  • Managing the review and sign-off of Business Unit budgets, forecasts and strategic plans
  • Production of timely and technically accurate statutory reporting e.g. statutory accounts and national statistics, where applicable for Sector controlled legal entities
  • Managing the review and sign-off of Business Unit statutory reporting.
  • Production and submission of year end audit packs, tax packs and other Group reporting requirements.
  • Processing of period and year end closure routines.
  • Providing input to and support of internal and external audit requirements.

What do I need to do the role?

Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience:

  • ICAEW ACA qualification or equivalent
  • "Big 4" audit background, qualified in 2016, or 2017 (1 - 2 years PQE)
  • Ability to understand and manipulate data to present clear and concise financial messages for review.
  • Ability to ensure deadlines and targets are achieved or surpassed.
  • Ability to maintain knowledge of industry and regulatory standards in respect to Financial Reporting.

Key Technical Skills / competencies

  • Experience of Finance IT applications (e.g. SAP BPC, NAV IFS etc.
  • Proven track record on SAP.

Key Leadership & People Management skills

Effective matrix management of the customers of the service and the other functional units within the Finance team.