RB is different: ‘good enough’ isn’t good enough here.
- providing expert accounting advice across RB Group;
- helping to drive the accounting of Group transactions (acquisitions, creation of joint ventures, disposals, etc.);
- ownership of key Group accounting areas, including the accounting of exceptional costs, impairment reviews and the bi-annual going concern analysis;
- specific projects, for example the ongoing implementation of IFRS 16 Leases;
- the ongoing harmonisation of accounting practices between RB and a Mead Johnson (acquired in 2017); andthe continuous improvement of the Group’s IFRS accounting policies and underlying processes.
The Finance Manager – Corporate Accounting is an important point of contact for local FDs in applying all aspects of Group finance policy. The candidate must work closely to ensure that policies and adopted treatments are consistent, IFRS compliant and as practical as possible from an operational perspective. The role will drive the process of selection, implementation and continuous improvement of appropriate accounting policies for the group, including the communication around policy decisions with the wider finance community.
The successful candidate will be expected to have strong communication skills as they will be dealing regularly with senior Corporate HQ individuals, Area, Regional and Country Finance Directors and external parties.
The Finance Manager – Corporate Accounting will be a key part of a growing team and will have significant scope to drive change in group policies and procedures.
- Helping to drive the accounting of significant corporate transactions, including acquisitions, creation of joint ventures and disposals.
- Own the accounting of exceptional costs, impairment reviews and the bi-annual Group going concern analysis.
- Work on special projects when they arise as directed by the Finance Director – Corporate Accounting.
- Review and revise key finance policies as the group moves towards a more efficient operating model.
- Develop accounting policies and procedures in line with evolving business requirements of the Group.
- Help advise management on the commercial impact of new policies and accounting requirements.
- Build strong relationships across wide geographies in order to effectively support operational finance teams and ensure consistency in the interpretation and application of Reckitt Benckiser accounting treatments and finance policies.
- Ensure the group is compliant with allcurrent accounting standards (IFRS), listing rules (UK LSE) and all other relevant regulatory requirements.
- Review proposed and ongoing developments in all current accounting standards (IFRS), listing rules (UK LSE) and all other relevant regulatory requirements to ensure the group is prepared for the adoption of new standards / requirements.
- Work with the external auditors (KPMG) to ensure policies and treatments are appropriate and acceptable.
- Liaise effectively with the external auditors, together with key internal stakeholders, in order to ensure the year-end audit runs smoothly and efficiently.
- Support and coach other members of the wider Corporate Control team, contribute to the overall effectiveness of the team, add value and develop performance and play an integral role in the ongoing organisational transformation.
- Manage and build effective relationships with Finance management in both Corporate HQ (CFO / Finance SVP’s, other Executive Committee members and Finance HR, Sales, Supply and IS individuals) and Operations (Area SVP Finance / FD level).
- Gain a deep understanding of the Group’s operations in order to be able to drive efficient process and policy change.
- Align internal accounting policies with ever developing / changing regulatory and reporting environment.
- Build relationship with external auditors (KPMG) to resolve issues and ensure the annual audit process is effective and efficient.
- Build strong relationships with Group Treasury, Tax and Corporate Development (M&A) departments to ensure that accounting implications of proposed transactions are identified and addressed early.
- Qualified ACA with minimum of 1 years PQE – first time passes essential.
- Must be a graduate with a 2.1 degree from a reputable university.
- Knowledge of IFRS essential.
- Proven experience of providing technical accounting advice to international organisations.
- The most relevant experience for this role will be either commercial or practice-based analysis and interpretation of accounting standards, and the provision of technical accounting advice to commercial organisations, ideally including FMCG organisations and / or UK listed corporations.
- Perseveres even when the going gets tough. “Can do” attitude, strong assessment skills and reliable judgement.
- The business language in RB is English, therefore fluency in English is essential.
- In line with RB core values, the candidate will be achievement focussed and able to work in a direct and often pressurised environment. Entrepreneurial skills in terms of innovation and problem solving are key along with tenacity, tough-mindedness and ability to influence and demonstrate strong team working abilities and commitment. RB is a global business, with significant opportunity to relocate internationally as part of career development.
In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organization.
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