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Group Accountant

We are looking to recruit a talented Group Accountant to assist with preparing the Group's consolidated balance sheet and statement of changes in equity using data submitted by c450 entities for use in internal monthly reporting as well as external quarterly and annual reporting.

To take ownership of other projects including performing impairment testing on goodwill or intangibles in line with IAS36 requirements, this includes preparing valuation models for businesses and/or products based on financial forecasts from the businesses and as such it provides significant opportunity for exposure to commercial finance.
Supporting with queries from subsidiaries and senior management regarding balance sheet and cashflow movements and transactions.
Act as a subject matter expert in relation to the consolidation and reporting of group balance sheet and cash flows in relation to the maintenance and improvement of the Group consolidation and reporting system.

Key Responsibilities:

• Provide additional balance sheet related analysis for external and internal reporting, including preparation of Notes to the Accounts in the Financial Statements
• Responsible for aligning and/or reconciling management results with externally reported results
• Ensure the treatment of transactions is correctly reflected in the consolidated balance sheet (e.g. minority dividends paid/received, various business combinations, group entity restructuring and intra-group transactions) working together with relevant specialised teams in the wider finance function such as the Corporate Finance M&A team, the External Reporting team, Group Tax, Group Treasury, Treasury Accounting, Company Secretary, Corporate Development (M&A), etc.
• Control and analyse movements in the consolidated balance sheet and thus the balance sheets and income statements of operating segments / markets, working closely with the finance directors and financial controllers of the markets
• Maintenance of the consolidation system chart of accounts structure. Translation of new reporting requirements into new Chart of Account requirements, and provision of guidance/instructions. Maintenance of the "Balance Sheet Flow" Manual
• Liaising with Deloitte during all audit phases (Quarterly and Annual).
• Preparation and maintenance of relevant consolidation process documentation to meet Sarbanes-Oxley requirements specifically allocated to the role.
• Note: Work only relates to consolidated reporting, not to statutory reporting of any individual companies

Key relationships:

• Collect explanations and commentaries from the wider GSK Corporate finance functions (including head office teams such as tax, treasury as well as teams within Finance Services and the market FDs and Controllers).
• Present on a monthly basis the consolidated balance sheet to the Group CFO, Group Financial Controller and VP, Planning and Forecasting and discuss significant transactions and their treatment.
• Liaise with the Group's external auditors and internal compliance teams in relation to the operation of controls associated with the preparation of the Group cash flow statement.
• Present results of one-off or annual or quarterly projects such as Impairment testing to various senior financial management and the Group's external auditors.

Please apply via the online application system.
Closing date for application : 18th March 2019.

When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the on-line application to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.

During the course of your application you will be requested to complete voluntary information which will be used in monitoring the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policies. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be used in any part of the selection process.
If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application / selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements, please contact 0808 234 4391. This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process .


Why You?Basic qualifications:
Academic and technical skills:
- Educated to degree level
- Member of a professional accounting organisation (ACCA, ACA OR CIMA)
- Experience including multi-national group consolidations as well as experience and appreciation of the culture of very large organisations would be advantageous
- Competence in financial accounting and reporting as well as knowledge of current accounting standards (IFRS), in particular IFRS 3 Business Combinations, IAS 36 Impairment of Assets, IAS 38 Intangible assets and IAS 7 Statement of Cashflows.

Soft skills:
The following soft skills should have been demonstrated in prior experience:
- Organisational skills, prioritising and meeting deadlines
- Influencing and building relationships: The role involves interaction with many parties who are not directly linked to reporting lines to and from this role, so therefore good relationship building and influencing skills are important to be successful in this role
- Communication for results: The role prepares information for external and internal 'customers' including the most senior people in finance in GSK and as such flexible communication skills are required to present information depending on the customers' specific needs and focus
- A high degree of ownership and ability to drive processes and projects: Initiate and assist in improvements to reporting processes and challenge existing accounting treatments and reporting processes, in order to improve quality of reported information. The role is responsible to drive projects and annual processes using resources available in GSK.
- Accuracy / attention to detail / integrity in producing results is essential while at the same time maintaining a big picture and proportion and an awareness of what consequences the results have
- Identifying the need for and responding quickly to change.

Preferred qualifications:

Why GSK?:
At GSK we are all inspired by the difference we make and challenge ourselves every day to improve the lives of patients and consumers. That's why we have created an environment where everyone feels valued, able to develop, contribute to our mission and be proud of what we achieve.

Contact information:
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