Head of Group Technical Accounting
Jaguar Land Rover
Coventry, United Kingdom
3d ago

REQ ID : 56455

JOB TITLE : Head of Group Technical Accounting

SALARY : Competitive

POSTING END DATE : 19th May 2021

LOCATION : Coventry / Gaydon, Warwickshire

An ever-evolving heritage. A truly exciting future. Two of the world's most iconic brands. Jaguar Land Rover is revered across the globe.

Continually pushing the boundaries of innovation and redefining the benchmark for excellence, we set the standards others want to follow.

We want to keep it that way too. Which is where you join the journey.


This is an exciting opportunity to join Jaguar Land Rover's Finance Team to lead the Group Accounting function. This is a key role where the group is looking strengthen its reporting capability by appointing a high-calibre, technically strong, Group Finance Manager.

This role offers broad exposure to senior management and the CFO at JLR as well as parent company Tata Motors Limited ("TML").


The role of Head of Group Technical Accounting is to lead the teams who are responsible for ensuring the completeness and accuracy of Jaguar Land Rover's financial reporting, as well as driving process improvement.

This role will be managing 6 direct reports and looking after the group technical accounting, consolidation and reporting teams.

Main responsibilities :

  • Manage and review the Group's external reporting processes including the consolidation and statutory reporting,
  • Take ownership of the external audit process leading the relationship with the group auditors and TML reporting team.
  • Take a leading role in any technical accounting projects that may arise
  • Be the go to person for any technical accounting queries
  • Partnering with key stakeholders in the Group to ensure a level of understanding of the year end and quarterly numbers,
  • Drive robust and effective internal controls with the reporting team to support Group SOX programme.
  • Key to the role will be to identify process efficiency opportunities and recommend a programme of continuous improvement in controls and reporting quality.

    Working together with R2R team to strengthen data integrity and compliance to enhance the control of the data and reduction, elimination and reliance on spreadsheets.

    You will drive performance targets and KPIs with the Group Accounting Director and direct reports, monitoring process performance.


    You will be degree educated, with a Professional Accountancy qualification (IFRS expertise required, Public Limited Company reporting and / or SEC experience desired).

    You will have experience in finance senior leadership roles in multi-national, multi-function organisations and previously led large financial reporting teams.

    You will be experienced in developing and leading teams in the area of continuous improvement and performance excellence, with demonstrable ability to provide teams with a clear sense of direction.

    You will have superior communication skills to influence, motivate, and manage diverse groups of stakeholders, with strong and effective written, verbal and presentation skills.

    You will be comfortable -rolling up your sleeves- and immersing yourself in the detail. This role requires flexible thinking and a dynamic, innovative approach as new business challenges arise, as well as constantly looking for ways to move existing processes forward and create simple solutions to complex problems.

    SO WHY US?

    Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you will find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team.

    As well as the impressive benefits that all our employees receive (including a privilege car purchase scheme, competitive pension scheme and 26 days holiday entitlement), there are some additional benefits open to our Senior Managers.

    This includes access to our highly competitive Employee Car Ownership (ECO) scheme which provides two cars at extremely favourable cost compared to traditional company car lease schemes.

    In addition to the car scheme we provide private health cover (which includes travel insurance) and performance-related bonus schemes.

    All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

    Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.

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