As a Statutory Accountant and Financial Reporting Manager some of your key responsibilities will involve:
Reporting to the Holding Companies Controller, the role will be responsible for the following activities:
• Leading the timely and accurate month end/ year end close process for all entites the team is responsible for. This will involve the approval of adhoc head-office transactions and related accounting treatment as well as balance sheet reconciliations affecting holding companies.
• Responsibility for leading the production of Board Reporting packs through the review and documentation of walkthroughs of actual management results to enable payments of dividends and capital reductions.
• Maintain a working relationship with the UK Tax team in relation to all UK Companies you will be responsible for through attending Tax meetings, providing timely updates & submissions to the agreed timetable, ensuring data submissions are delivered to the agreed timetable in respect to US deferred and current tax balances as well as the annual submissions in respect of the statutory Financial Statement and HMRC Tax Returns.
• Taking a leading role in relation to UK entities M&A transactions in relation to disposals, acquisitions and group reconstructions in relation to effective control process and statutory reporting requirements; and
• Preparing statutory accounts for UK & Plc holding companies and
• Support the audit process and answering audit queries for those entities
• Fair valuation and impairment analysis of the AGHL group (including overseas entities and dealing with multi currencies)
• Carrying out impairment review for UK group company investments and intangibles under IFRS with a high level understanding of how CGU’s work.
• An understanding and fair valuation of available for sale assets under IAS 39/ IFRS 9.
• Month-end journal processing for derivatives, intangible assets & deferred consideration.
• Supporting the standardisation of disclosures under IFRS for all UK Companies in Statutory Reporting tool, maintenance of IFRS System pro forma accounts and mapping in the tool.
• Maintaining UK accounting policies and creation
• Provide leadership and direct the activities of the statutory accounting and financial reporting team to prepare financial disclosures in an accurate, timely and efficient manner.
• Support the development of direct reports through task management, ongoing feedback, and documentation of performance management
• Working on M&A activity providing financial due diligence and eventual accounting for such transactions and writing technical accounting memos for any such transactions.
• Dealing with complex Corporate structuring projects that may arise from time to time including, intercompany loans and leases, transfer of subsidiaries.
• Able to perform complex fair valuations for i) below market intra group loans, complex hybrid loan arrangements, fair valuation of investments, and fair valuation of deferred consideration.
• A good understanding of the impact of group re-organisation on individual stand-alone statutory accounts and group reporting.
• Ability to research Companies Act and Accounting standards and write accounting memos for the above transactions.
• Eventual rationalisation of entities including carrying out distributable reserves analysis, capital reductions etc
• Attending weekly governance calls
• Linking with US Technical Accounting on new policies and standards
• Responsible for working in accordance with the Aon UK Limited Risk Management Framework, and compliance with the Aon UK Limited policies, including participation in the management of risks (including completion of mandatory training) that may adversely affect the business, interests or reputation of any Group Company.
As a Statutory Accountant and Financial Reporting Manager your skills and qualifications will ideally include:
• Experience of the close process, consolidation and production of Group financial statements
• Extensive knowledge of US GAAP, IFRS and UK GAAP FRS 101 accounting standards
• Ability to demonstrate good verbal, organisational and communication skills
• Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
• Experience of working independently on project based tasks and delivering required results in a timely manner
• University degree or equivalent
• Qualified Accountant - ACA or ACCA qualified or equivalent with demonstrable up-to-date knowledge
• Minimum 3 years’ experience in accounting/reporting function, preferably including public accounting experience and similar experience in a corporate finance function
• Minimum 2 years’ of supervisory/leadership experience
• Experience with financial systems preferred
• Experience with MS Office products such as Word and Advanced Level Excel
• Ability to travel on business to the UK and EMEA countries
• A promising career path and individual development plan
• A large number of career opportunities in different business areas
• Cooperation with young, energetic and craving for knowledge colleagues
• The opportunity to build strong and meaningful relationships with clients and influence their business
• The best medical cover on the market with free dental care
• Generous and competitive benefits package (multisport cards, insurance, vouchers – find out what else is waiting for you!)
• Offices in close proximity to Krakow’s city centre
• The chance to participate in social events and charity actions
Please attach CV in English only.