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Team Leader - Group Financial Reporting

Schroders Investment Management
London, United Kingdom
Posted 3 days ago Permanent Competitive
Team Leader - Group Financial Reporting
Who we're looking for

A Team Leader who will be responsible for all the financial reporting requirements at the Group level, setting Group policy in response to changes in the accounting standards and thought leadership on such issues outside of the Finance function. The role also has managerial responsibilities for setting the direction of the Group Financial reporting team, developing and implementing an overall plan for delivery of the team's reporting requirements, to provide an efficient, well controlled process which minimises manual intervention.

The role is principally based in London.

About Schroders

We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

We have around 5,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

The base

We moved into our new HQ in the City of London in 2018. We're close to our clients, in the heart of the UK's financial centre. And we have everything we need to work flexibly.

The team

The Group Financial Reporting team is responsible for all the financial requirements at the Group level. The team is also responsible for setting Group policy in response to changes in the accounting standards as well as thought leadership on such issues outside of the Finance function.

What you'll do

• Formal responsibility for management of a team of 3 members of staff. Some of subordinates may themselves have delegated responsibility for the management of staff. The job holder will be responsible for matters such as appraisals and disciplinary issues.
• Responsible for assisting the Head of Group Financial Reporting set the overall strategic direction for the team.
• Develop an appropriate control framework around the team, to minimise the risk of misstatement.
• Identify and implement process improvements to minimise manual intervention.
• Determine and oversee the implementation of the timetable for delivery of the annual and interim financial statements;
• Undertake the delivery of the annual and interim financial statements for the Group, together with related analysis of the financial results for both plc Board, Board Audit and Risk Committee and external investors.
• Oversee the Group reporting by subsidiaries to ensure appropriate reporting within the Group results.
• Assist the Head of Technical Accounting with maintaining an overall Group accounting manual to be accessible on the Group intranet.
• Co-ordinating the production of and delivering ad hoc documents to senior management
• Liaison with the Head of Technical Accounting to ensure a congruent approach to the explanation and/or adoption of new, amended and draft accounting standards within the Group
• Instigating, where necessary, communication and liaison with key stakeholders of the team

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need

• Demonstrable post qualified experience
• Qualified accountant or equivalent

What you'll be like

The role requires a qualified accountant with a strong background in financial reporting under IFRS. The experience will either have been gained within industry or at a senior level within an audit firm. The role holder will be able to:

• Command respect and influence across the business by developing close and effective working relationships with management both within finance and across other areas of the business;
• Develops new ideas and approaches that impact on existing methods, policies and approaches. This will be a continual process, with the key question 'how can I improve this?' being at the forefront of the role holder's mind.
• Responsible for coordinating and planning the objectives and activities of themselves and their team for the year ahead.
• Demonstrate a sound knowledge of IFRS and the interaction with UK Company Law;
• Demonstrate awareness of the commercial implications of changes in financial reporting;
• Ability to manage projects and engage stakeholders;
• Ability to work under own initiative and drive change;
• Strategic mind and ability to think outside of the box; and
• Must communicate at an advanced level with others in the organisation. This may include the ability to: motivate and develop teams, conduct full time formal training of others, influence at senior levels, provide professional counselling, manage sensitive internal relationships.

We're looking for the best, whoever they are

Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.

Job ID  4327
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