Group Planning & Reporting Accountant, Permanent, Hay Grade: 17, Global Mobility: N/A, Local - Glasgow - City Centre

Finance
Ref: 326 Date Posted: Monday 14 Jan 2019
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As the scope of responsibilities within the Group Finance team increases, a new and exciting opportunity has been created for a permanent Group Planning & Reporting Accountant. This role will report directly to Head of Financial Planning & Analysis and will be based at 100 Queen Street, Glasgow.

 

This new role will act as a key finance business partner for functional areas and distribution entities in the area of overheads.  The key responsibilities will be the development, reporting and analysis of global overheads reporting and the management of both the accounting and cash requirements for the EBT/SIP.

 

Some of the key responsibilities for this role include:

 

  • Main point of contact for all work streams in relation to EBT & SIP, including budgeting and forecasting

  • Key lead in the development and reporting, analysis, forecasting and planning of our global overhead expenditure

  • Interface with both UK teams and international markets on longer-term development and process improvement of the 5 year planning and forecast cycles for both overheads and cash management
  • Partner with different parts of the business including business units, regional and functional teams, and both Legal & HR teams for the management of our Employee Benefit Trusts.

  • Responsible for accurate reporting & management of financial information from our payroll system, including reconciliation of all payments

  • Monitoring & analysis of our group employee incentive schemes

  • Take the lead and chair monthly Overhead forums

  • Responsible for system and process review and driving continual improvement for budgets/forecast in relation to overheads, incentive schemes, EBT/SIP, Cashflow and consolidation

  • Act as a coach to junior members of the team and undertake the full range of people management responsibilities for team members.
  • Accountable for maintenance and management of  Concur reporting, undertaking audits and exception reporting to drive cost efficiencies & savings
  • Review and analysis of net debt/cashflow by entity in conjunction with Treasury Reporting Manager and interacting with international finance markets on cashflow reporting

 

To be considered for this role you will be a qualified accountant (ACCA, CIMA or CA) ideally within an FMCG background.  You will have previous experience of EBT/SIP accounting with an understanding of the complexities of this.  You will have previous experience of managing people combined with the confidence and gravitas to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels.  Being highly organised with a continuous improvement mind-set are considered essential qualities.

 

Closing Date for applications – 25th January 2019 



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