Manager, Financial Accounting

Job Type Finance
Region South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
06
This role is at Partnership Level 6 and includes entitlement to the following additional benefits:
  • Invitation to join the AXA Private Medical Insurance scheme
  • 5 weeks holiday
Further details will be provided at interview and upon successful offer
Closing Date 11/12/2018
Vacancy Type
Secondment - 9 Months
Salary £57,000 - £83,700
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week
Monday to Friday
9:00 - 5:30 (with some flexibility)

PLEASE NOTE: This role requires travel to our London Head Office as and when required. There are year end and half year end peaks in February, March, April, August and September which require longer working hours and will mean restrictions on holiday.

External Candidates must be available for IMMEDIATE START.

Duties & Responsibilities

Here at the John Lewis Partnership, we've recently transformed our Finance team to create a function that is truly world-class. We've centralised the majority of our teams to create a single, unified Finance function to support both our brands - John Lewis and Waitrose.

We're looking for an experienced Manager to join our Partnership-wide Finance team at Waitrose Head Office, Bracknell.

Job Requirements

In this role, you will lead a small team, providing accounting for complex and judgemental accounting areas as well as consolidated and company-only statutory accounts (half year, year end, consolidation, reporting to the Audit and Risk Committee). Additionally, you'll be involved in scoping and driving forward projects, new accounting standards, controls and ad-hoc pieces of work.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

- Qualified accountant with post qualification experience
- Detailed working knowledge and experience of area
- In-depth and up-to-date understanding of relevant accounting standards.
- Demonstrable experience in stakeholder management, including external audit relationships

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

- Experience of working in a central team or Head Office environment
- External financial reporting and statutory accounts
- Experience of Oracle financial systems and Hyperion
- Retail sector experience
- Substantial experience of IFRS accounting standards, principles and policies
- Continuous improvement experience



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