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Corporate Finance Projects Accountant



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The Overview

This is a high profile role sitting within the Director of Corporate Finance’s team. The role covers a variety of areas ranging from external reporting through to the development of the Corporate Centre control environment. The role will give the successful candidate a view across the business at an exciting time whilst we embark on our finance transformation programme. The role will be challenging particularly in the areas relationship building and inter-personal skills. It involves dealing with a wide variety of people both internally and externally from graduate level through to director level, often discussing sensitive information.

•Location: Windsor

The Role


External reporting

  • Preparation of the financial statements of Centrica Overseas Holdings Ltd and Centrica Beta Limited (including liaising with PwC on all audit deliverables and issue resolution to meet agreed signing deadlines)
  • Administrator, internal support and trainer for the One Source Accounts Production software used across the Group for the UK and Dutch statutory entities
  • Manage relationship with Thomson Reuters (One Source software provider) such that any issues are escalated appropriately
  • Assist with the year end reporting deliverables for the Annual Report and Accounts (specifically in relation to related undertakings disclosures)
  • Ownership of the collation and preparation of the centrally audited FS directors’ emoluments disclosure and emoluments form process (including share scheme & pension disclosure). This involves liaising with Group Reward team, PwC and answering any director queries
  • Liaison with Secretariat team regarding directors conflicts of interest register to support management representations on related parties.

Process improvement & controls

  • To develop the Corporate Centre Finance control environment, with the aim of moving to use Blackline to provide the control framework
  • Developing and refreshing ARIS controls required for the Corporate Centre
  • Resolve the issues preventing the Treasury Management system from calculating accurate intercompany interest and ensure planned interest and interest in the financial statements is complete and accurate

Month end reporting

  • Review and monitoring of Group wide intercompany mismatches for month end reporting and financial statements. Liaise with BUs across the Group to clear/explain intercompany mismatches at both a PC level and a company code level
  • For September to December ensuring the intercompany hedge balance and Group FX analysis is complete and accurate
  • Preparation of directors’ expenses for Audit Committee review

Key Deliverables

  • Agreed control framework for the Corporate Centre with controls completed on agreed monthly half yearly and annual basis
  • Agreed IHB intercompany interest for plan and financial statements
  • One Source support for 2016 financial statement preparation
  • Preparation centrally audited FS disclosures

The Person

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent numeracy and IT skills, must be fluent in common MS packages and have strong Excel skills
  • Initiative and tenacity and the motivation to address issues without being asked to do so
  • An inquisitive, analytic approach with excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively on different levels including matrix management of staff in the BUs
  • Team focus
  • Knowledge of SAP ERP, BPC and SAP BW would be advantageous but not essential
  • Qualified Accountant with knowledge of IFRS and FRS101 (new UK GAAP)

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