Group Accounting and Financial Reporting Manager
Charles Taylor
Chichester (England)
17h ago

Hybrid working - 2 days per week in office (Chichester or London)

This key purpose of the role is to manage and improve the end-to-end month end financial accounting process, to provide up to date technical accounting assistance to the business and to interface on a day-to-day basis with our external auditors and to provide all external financial reporting, including the year end group consolidated statutory accounts and those of the UK subsids.

Key Responsibilities

  • To effectively manage the end-to-end month end close process including the monthly group consolidation and production of the Monthly Performance Report’ (MPR) and ensure all financial reporting is delivered on a timely and accurate basis
  • To be the technical financial accounting expert within the team. This involves proactively identifying and advising on the impact of business and external environment changes that potentially impact on the monthly and year end numbers, preparing accounting papers as required and being pro-active in sharing with our external auditors.
  • Producing relevant framework practical accounting policies for easy communication across the group to management accountants and finance business partners
  • Prepare the year end Charles Taylor year end group consolidation and assist in the provision of other key year end accounting papers as required
  • To support the preparation of the UK statutory accounts for non-operating and funding entities within the corporate structure, including consolidation (where required) and associated documentary requirements.
  • Manage the review process of relevant entities including working with the directors and company secretarial team to ensure that all statutory accounts are filed on a timely basis.

  • To manage the day-to-day external audit timetable and associated deliverables. This involves ensuring the agreed timetable is reasonable and communicated to key stakeholders and that Charles Taylor deliver agreed requirements on a timely and accurate basis, especially when the external auditors are onsite.
  • Provide all financial reporting to third parties on a timely and accurate basis and examples include reporting information requests to the lender and pension trustee covenant advisors
  • Support the Global Head of Financial Reporting on all tax matters, including acting as a global co-ordination point as required
  • To provide additional analysis and reporting, as directed by the Global Head of Financial Reporting and / or Group Finance Director
  • To ensure the consolidation software is properly supported and is fit for purpose
  • To constantly look for opportunities to improve the timeliness and accuracy of the financial reporting process
  • Manage and develop one member of the team (Group Reporting Analyst)
  • To liaise with the Group Head of FP&A as required
  • Required Skills

  • Qualified accountant (ACA preferred) with at least 4 years pqe (with at least two years of manager experience)
  • Audit and accountancy background (Top 10 firm)
  • Excellent and up to date technical accounting knowledge with an ability to simply communicate concepts to key finance staff across Charles Taylor
  • Initiative-taking with an aptitude for process improvement and change management
  • Managing multi-currency financial systems
  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills with senior management, auditors, and external advisers
  • Experience / awareness of influencing virtual’ multicultural teams
  • Strong financial analysis skills
  • Strong organization and project management skills ability to manage multiple projects with competing demands
  • Why join Charles Taylor?

    We are very proud of the fact that nine out of ten of our people recommend Charles Taylor as a place to work. We pride ourselves on having a positive work environment where our people are empowered to make the best decisions and where learning is valued highly and shared across our business.

    We are very committed to ensuring our people are given continuous learning and development. As well as structured induction programmes and job training, we provide study support for relevant professional qualifications and have a Core Learning & Development Curriculum.

    Charles Taylor is a fun and inclusive place to work where people are truly valued and encouraged to enjoy a host of social and sporting activities available.

    Quiz nights, tennis tournaments, football matches and a range of other events take place throughout the year

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    At Charles Taylor, we are proud to be an Inclusive Employer. We provide an environment of mutual respect with zero tolerance to discrimination of any kind regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital / family status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.

    Our external partnerships and the dedicated work we do in promoting a transparent and fair recruitment and selection process all contribute to the successful, inclusive, and diverse culture and environment which we are proud to be a part of at Charles Taylor.

    Company Background

    Charles Taylor is a leading global provider of professional services and technology solutions to the insurance industry.

    We are a profitable, growing organisation that is highly regarded in the insurance industry, employing some of the industry’s best in class’ professionals and technical experts.

    Our services and solutions support every stage of the insurance lifecycle and every aspect of the insurance operating model, across all major commercial insurance lines as well as technical areas of personal insurance.

    We serve a diversified blue-chip international customer base that includes national and international insurance companies, mutuals, captives, MGAs, Lloyd's syndicates, and reinsurers, along with brokers, distributors, and corporate insureds.

    Charles Taylor is PE-backed, following a majority investment by Lovell Minnick Partners in January 2020, and has strong ambitions for organic and acquisition-led growth.

    Our delivery of high quality, tailored services and solutions to our clients is backed by our core values of support, excellence in people, client partnership, quality of work, entrepreneurship, and positive change.

    We look for employees who exemplify these values to join us and help drive our growth.

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