Group Reporting & Consolidation Manager

Group Reporting & Consolidation Manager

Country: The Netherlands
Office: Utrecht
Business area: Finance & Administration

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As Group Reporting & Consolidation Manager you will manage the monthly close process, complete the group consolidation, review the regional and consolidated balance sheets and cash flow statements; identify and implement best practices further enhancing the Group’s reporting process. 

What will you do

Financial Reporting and Consolidation

  • Manage the timely completion of all Group closing activities related to month-, quarter-, and year-end consolidations;
  • Coordinate the preparation, compilation and review of diverse financial reports on a routine basis, including Lender reports; ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures, IFRS and other regulatory requirements (e.g. key stakeholders, DNB (Dutch Central Bank), and CBS (‘Centraal Bureau voor Statistiek’ / Dutch Statistical Institute));
  • Serve as a key point of contact in the Group’s close process to regional finance teams and CapGemini teams and external auditors;
  • Performs balance sheet reviews to ensure regional and consolidated level financial statements are accurate;
  • Manage and support in the preparation of the quarterly condensed and annual financial statements in accordance with IFRS;
  • Functional user of Unit4 Consolidation application;
  • Maintain the organizational reporting structure in Cash & Consolidation (the Unit4 consolidation application);
  • Assist in development and roll-out reports built in the Unit4 Consolidation application;
  • Ensure that appropriate disclosures will be made in external financial statements, and embed the collection of the required data into the close process;
  • Manage group reporting and consolidation process; ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures as well as IFRS.

Procedures/policies, internal control and IFRS

  • Support in development and implementation of new finance and/or accounting policies and procedures through continuous improvement efforts; ensuring compliance with IFRS and other regulatory requirements;
  • Identify and implement enhancements of finance processes and tooling, including a standardised set of common reporting across the Group;
  • Identify and recommend procedural changes and enhancements to the financial reporting process;
  • Identify and recommend “best practices” outside and within the Group and drive adoption within the business;
  • Maintain the integrity of the general ledger hierarchy structure; ensuring data accuracy and completeness in the applicable systems;
  • Work together with Group Accounting manager ensuring the timelines of new IFRS implementation projects are met; and support with group wide technical accounting papers, impact assessments and gap analyses;
  • Work with Group Internal and External Audit and Internal Controls regarding internal control related activities;
  • Assist with various other ad hoc projects. 

We ask

  • 6 – 8 years’ related experience;
  • 3+ years’ supervisory or project/program management experience preferred;
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred;
  • Prior experience in a multi-location accounting environment preferred;
  • Strong understanding of financial processes, accounting, reporting and consolidation;
  • Concrete knowledge of IFRS;
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and organizational skills;
  • Superior oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with all levels of management;
  • A result oriented and customer focused mentality;
  • A true team player with a proven ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines;
  • Strong sense of urgency and able to work under pressure;
  • Strong sense of continuous process improvement. 

Your approach

You are used to work in rapidly changing work environment and able to work with a strong sense of urgency both as an individual contributor and as a member of a team. You are energetic, a self-starter an initiative taker allowing you to ensure a “no surprises” environment. Your strong financial reporting and organizational skills allow you to drive results with high attention to detail.

We offer

  • A challenging and dynamic international environment in which you directly contribute achieving the organization’s goals;
  • Enthusiastic colleagues who are eager to learn from each other;
  • A flexible and solution-oriented work place; where you work hard but also play hard;
  • A chance to further develop your strong financial accounting, reporting and accounting skills;
  • You have the freedom to create your own ‘business’ and use your entrepreneurial instinct.

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