Group Finance are responsible for ensuring high quality financial reporting through the consolidation and reporting of the Group consolidated statutory and management accounts and all supporting papers to the Board and Audit Committee relating to the accounts. Bodycote plc reports externally twice yearly, annual and interim, in March and July respectively. This includes the production of the annual and interim financial report, associated press release, and investor presentation. The team is also responsible for the coordination and consolidation and reporting of the annual budgeting and quarterly re-forecast process.
As part of the Group Finance team this role plays a key part in the compiling, consolidating, and analysis of the monthly Group accounts and the consolidation and management of the Group budget and forecast process. The Analyst will work within the Group Finance team to ensure month end and budget and forecast deliverables are completed and consolidated within required deadlines. The Group Finance teams support the divisional finance reporting teams, Business Partners and Financial VP’s in statutory and consolidated management reporting to ensure accurate reporting and adherence to Group accounting policies, deadlines, and ad hoc reporting requirements.
All members to the team will be assigned to a divisional area to support as a Group Finance contact for that division acting as their go to person for all questions relating to monthly reporting and budget/forecast process. Therefore the role holder will be required to fully understand all areas of consolidation process of the Income statement (P&L), Balance sheet, and Cashflow and involvement in the budget process regardless of specific areas assigned for detail month end close. This is essential to deliver strong support to the Bodycote Finance community and provides an opportunity to work closely with the divisions and understand the business.
The annual and interim external reporting cycles require production of the annual report, financial press release, and investor presentation. The role holder will play a key part in the external process and can be expected to be involved in some or all of these outputs in some capacity. Core responsibilities include supporting the consolidation process; providing the necessary support to the auditors timely and efficiently; drafting statutory accounting notes for the annual report in English; proof reading (English text); and cross checking all financial numbers to ensure all reports are consistently presented and error free.
Experience of working with in a Group Finance team and consolidation is desirable but not essential however the role does require a strong understanding and practical application of, Financial reporting and statutory accounting under IFRS standards and Group consolidation processes and should possess excellent and broad IFRS knowledge and reporting experience.
The role holder will be expected to manage varying tasks and have the ability to manage changing priorities and deadlines with limited notice in order to meet and manage expectations and strict deadlines, and be able to interrogate data for ad hoc analysis, using advanced excel knowledge to do so efficiently and effectively.
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