Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Mon - Fri
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In a nutshell
In this role you'll establish, operate and control the financial accounting processes of the Group. This role must deliver accurate, reliable and timely books of account for the VAL Group and its subsidiary undertakings. You will also oversee the operation of core general accounting activities and deliver statutory and regulatory compliant reporting requirements.
As the Accountant - Financial Reporting you will report into the Senior Manager - Group Financial Reporting & Technical Compliance. You will be responsible for delivering high quality technical accounting expertise for the FA&C department as well the wider finance function. The role includes reporting (to both internal and external parties) of the statutory result and position for all entities (on a standalone and consolidated basis) within the VAL Group as well as being the central accounting point of contact for Virgin Management and Delta finance teams. You will own the consolidation process at all levels. You will be responsible for project managing key external reporting activities associated with the statutory audit as well as the preparation of financial statements for all entities within the Group.
Day to day
Provide guidance and thought leadership via accounting reference documentation, on all aspects of IFRS including new standards through transition and beyond.
Design and maintenance of suitable Group accounting policies, conventions and procedures.
Operate a robust balance sheet account management process to underpin delivery of accurate book-keeping.
Deliver timely and robust intercompany and consolidation (including sub consolidation) accounting processes.
Deliver timely, robust and appropriately controlled Group closing, analysis and reporting and reconciliation processes.
Deliver timely and accurate Group accounts to meet all statutory, regulatory, shareholder and management reporting requirements.
Coordinate and deliver the external audit process to successful and efficient conclusion.
Deliver timely and informative balance sheet and cash flow analysis to support financial decision making.
Ensure that all reporting requirements to third parties are satisfied.
Ownership of Group reporting systems
Thorough exploitation and development of financial systems to ensure the operation of accurate, efficient, timely and robust interfaces between the core financial systems.
Ensure consistency in operation, process and control across all Group locations and drive process efficiency for Group reporting.
Share accounting skills with the wider team in support of our shared Finance objective of being a world class Centre of Excellence for IFRS Accounting.
We recognise the value you add to our dynamic company. That's why we give our people the rewards that they deserve. We have a whole host of benefits to help you enjoy life to the full, including up to seven flights a year to a wide range of fabulous Virgin Atlantic destinations. Of course, you can also take advantage of discounts on our amazing Virgin Holidays hotels. We also offer a competitive benefits package including pension and private medical schemes and life assurance. You can even self-select what’s important to you through our benefits portal. We appreciate that life is busy, so when operationally possible, remote working is available.
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