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Financial Reporting Accountant


Job Title:
Financial Reporting Accountant

Job Ref:
1608

Location:
Tower Bridge, SE1

Brand:
ZPG

Discipline:
Finance

Job Description

We are looking for a qualified accountant with strong technical knowledge to join the Financial Reporting team at ZPG. The team has helped to facilitate the rapid growth and expansion of the business over the last few years, developing the central finance function as well as working on key projects such as the IPO; numerous acquisitions; and the issue of listed debt. The role presents a great opportunity for someone who is keen to learn and develop, who welcomes new challenges and enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.

The role will be responsible for supporting the Head of Financial Reporting in all aspects of external and internal financial reporting, Group accounting policies and consolidation and technical accounting advice including leading the month end Management account process, external audit and accounting for acquisitions and other business transactions.

Key responsibilities

Monthly Reporting

  • Preparation of the monthly flash reporting and Board Pack including first draft of commentary
  • Presenting the monthly results to the Company FD and CFO and other stakeholders
  • Managing the financial controllers of each division to drive timely reporting and understand reported performance against budget and prior year

Group finance

  • Ownership of the consolidation process across all entities including management recharges, intercompany and ensuring consistent accounting treatment across the group
  • Responsibility for the reconciliation and posting of p&l items below EBITDA including share-based payments and exceptional acquisition costs
  • Performing and reviewing Group balance sheet reconciliations
  • Responsibility for documenting Group accounting Policies and working with the Head of Financial Reporting to ensure their implementation across the business

Tax

  • Working with the Head of Financial Reporting to ensure timely completion and accuracy of corporation tax returns and accurate accounting for tax
  • Assisting in the calculation of payments on account and other tax workings

Treasury

  • Working to ensure timely and accurate debt management and reporting

Audit and Annual Reporting

  • Leading the external audit planning and execution processes to ensure the process runs to strict deadlines and resolving issues as they arise.
  • Responsibility for preparing group audit schedules
  • Assisting in the preparation and review of subsidiary financial statements

Technical accounting

  • Ownership for determining the statutory accounting impacts of acquisitions
  • Investigating and advising on the implementation of new reporting requirements
  • Investigating and advising on the accounting impact of commercial and other business decisions

Essential skills

To be successful in this role you will need to be a Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA etc..) and have solid proven experience working within practice or industry.

It is essential that you are able to demonstrate the following:

  • High IFRS technical competency
  • Strong financial analysis skills
  • Good understanding of consolidated accounts
  • Experience of working in/with UK listed companies (head office, not subsidiaries)
  • Experience in performing or auditing balance sheet reconciliations and other key financial checks and controls
  • Highly numerate with Excellent excel skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Keen to learn, develop and challenge
  • Versatile and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

Desired skills

  • Understanding of NetSuite or similar accounting packages
  • Experience in consolidating overseas subsidiaries
  • Good knowledge of IFRS15
  • Experience in accounting for tax
  • Relevant industry experience
ZPG Plc (LSE:ZPG) ("ZPG") owns and operates some of the UK`s most trusted property and household-related digital brands including Zoopla, uSwitch, PrimeLocation, Money and Hometrack.
ZPG helps empower smarter property and household decisions. It has an unrivalled proposition with its websites and mobile apps attracting over 50 million visits per month and over 25,000 business partners using its services.
ZPG was founded in 2007 and has a highly experienced management team, led by Founder & CEO, Alex Chesterman OBE.