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Finance Manager – Statutory Reporting – Luton - 4 months – Up to £500 per day

We are currently recruiting for a Finance Manager to work for a major e-commerce brand based in Luton on a 4 month contract. The role will involve supporting our client’s statutory reporting function. Candidates with experience of statutory reporting within e-commerce, retail or the travel sectors are highly desirable.


  • Prepare “back half” of the Annual Report and the Interim Report and ensure compliance with the company’s accounting policies and accounting standards
  • Project manage production of “front half” of the Annual Report engaging heavily with stakeholders across all levels and many areas of business
  • Ownership for the preparation of the Interim report
  • Prepare designated sections of the monthly plc board and executive management reports and provide a robust peer review on other sections
  • Prepare annual accounts for subsidiaries
  • Oversight for the preparation statutory returns e.g. ONS
  • Act as first point of contact for auditor queries, resolving where appropriate
  • Support month end and year end closing
  • Benchmark external reporting against best practice and comparator group
  • Identify and deliver process improvement opportunities (e.g. information content, speed, effort, automation)
  • Participate in other projects as required

Skills and experience:

  • Holding a recognised accountancy qualification, probably ACA/CA or equivalent non-UK qualification
  • Awareness of and interest in the understanding and implementation of IFRS and other regulatory requirements
  • Exceptional presentation skills (written and oral); able to communicate at all levels up to PLC Board
  • Good understanding of the external audit process, including provision of appropriate evidence, project management and the escalation/resolution of issues
  • Able to use Excel to a proficient standard, awareness of ERP systems (especially Agresso) and EPM systems (especially TM1) would be an advantage
  • Strong attention to detail, looks below the surface to identify the root cause of the problem
  • Strong and demonstrable influencing skills
  • Communicates clearly and effectively both in writing and face to face

Please apply without delay as there is a deadline with this role. Ref: 826440

To apply for this role please send through your CV for consideration and we will be in touch should your experience match our criteria. Unfortunately due to high volume we will only be able to contact those who have been shortlisted

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