Full-Time

Director – Group Financial Reporting

WPP

WPP

10,001+ employees

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Consulting
Fintech

$125000 - $295000

Competitive benefits package

Senior

New York, NY, USA

Required Skills
Management
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
Requirements
  • Previous financial reporting experience of large, preferability UK premium and/or US listed, complex group consolidations
  • Detailed understanding of IFRS accounting and reporting standards, financial reporting risks and control
  • SEC regulatory knowledge and SOX experience
  • Big Four training and a full accounting qualification (ACA/CA)
  • A clear perspective on best-in-class systems and processes
  • A track record of managing teams through change and year-end close periods
  • Preferably have led or been involved with a new system implementation, considering the requirements, design, testing and implementation
  • Exposure to leading and managing teams, including development and performance management
  • Ability to manage international teams
  • A strong track record of hiring, retaining, developing and motivating top-tier functional talent
  • A track record of implementing process efficiencies using innovative ideas
  • Pace and urgency in implementing new strategies, and an intense awareness of the impact on the business of new initiatives
  • A track record of working effectively with a range of business leaders as well as external advisors
  • Demonstrable career progression
Responsibilities
  • Build, manage and develop a team (based in London & New York) of professionals responsible for external reporting, and consolidation of a dual (UK & US) listed business
  • Ensure the impact of accounting and financial reporting developments is understood, that potential impacts are anticipated and managed proactively and that this is accurately reflected in the Group’s external financial reporting
  • Develop and maintain strong system of SOX compliant financial controls using appropriate systems and controls, working closely with the Risk and Controls team
  • Undertake significant liaison with senior management to ensure business issues are appropriately identified, accounted for and disclosed in the Group financial statements
  • Management of the Group consolidation process, involving a large number of companies across multiple jurisdictions and currencies ensuring accuracy, appropriate control and adherence to the external reporting timetable
  • Liaison with the FP&A and the Group’s Technical Accounting team on relevant accounting and reporting issues, ensuring these are appropriately reflected in the budgets and forecasts
  • Provide guidance to the Group in complex technical accounting transactions such as acquisitions and disposal processes
  • Develop close working relationship with external auditors to ensure smooth sign-off for group and local statutory reporting minimising surprises, management letter points and additional fees
  • Driving reporting changes and improvements across the broader controllership function, working closely with the local market teams and specialist teams including tax, legal, treasury, Group M&A and SSC
  • Preparation of relevant briefing papers for the Group Finance Director, CFO, Audit Committee and other senior financial management

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

N/A

Headquarters

, United Kingdom

Founded

2015

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

-16%

1 year growth

-21%

2 year growth

-24%
INACTIVE