Commercial Accounting Manager

Job Description


Make an impact as Commercial Accounting Manager
We are looking to appoint a commercially minded, ambitious, ACA qualified accountant to join our Commercial Accounting and Integrations team within Group Finance as a Manager. The role is based in London and working from home.
This is a high-profile role offering diversity, challenges and a structured career path within the UK's leading customer, business and professional support services organisation.
At the heart, this is a technical accounting role, but offers so much more than dry reading of accounting standards. You will be working closely with senior financial, commercial and operational management across the organisation on ensuring transactions are accounted both commercially and in compliance with the group's accounting policies.
Your role will include advising on accounting for complex contracts (both new and existing), leading and/or supporting finance projects across the group, assisting with ad-hoc finance analysis for senior management, drafting technical accounting papers and papers for the Group Audit and Risk Committee, and liaising with Investor Relations in respect of half year and full year results.
Job title:
Commercial Accounting Manager
Job Description:
We're supporting our clients as they adapt to a new world in the wake of COVID-19. We're now recruiting for roles which will help our clients to deliver vital services and to resume business wherever possible.
What you'll be doing:
Maintaining a strong relationship with the Capita divisions, including their sales teams, and supporting them in respect of structuring and accounting for large scale contracts (under IFRS 15), and other commercial accounting queries Leading the lifetime profitability review of our major contracts in advance of the half year and year end reporting Advising on the accounting for all new contracts that go to the Group Contract Review Committee prior to contract signature Provide support as required on ad hoc Group Finance projects (e.g. accounting impact of the new Capita operating model (Future Capita), disposal and refinancing projects) Assisting in the preparation of Audit & Risk Committee papers pertaining to financial reporting Supporting the half year and year end external audit process - as a team, we lead the day to day relationship with the external auditors Input into relevant disclosure notes to the half year and full year financial statements Supporting relationship with Investor Relations and leading preparation of financial information for external presentations, including Q&A prep for the CFO Supporting the financial due diligence process pre-acquisition including being the key contact person for accounting matters Monitoring/coordinating the integration process which will include liaising with various group functions such as tax, group systems, group finance, compliance, legal etc together with divisional finance teams Leading on accounting for business combinations under IFRS3 (e.g. fair value adjustments) Group Finance coordination in respect of business disposals, including impact of TSA, separation, Held for Sale and disposal accounting Maintaining the model used for goodwill and other non-current asset impairment testing, and liaising with various Capita stakeholders
What we're looking for:
Outstanding communication and influencing skills, the ability to build relationships with senior stakeholders and have demonstrated a track record of adding value in the workplace. ACA qualified (or equivalent) and working within, or have recently worked in, the Audit or Accounting Advisory division of a large accounting firm and be keen to take your career to the next level, be challenged, and be part of a progressive forward-thinking organisation. Strong technical accounting experience.
About Capita/Group Finance
Capita is known for unlocking the potential and value of all its 63,000 diverse innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors, giving access to unrivalled training opportunities and career progression. Across Capita we are doing amazing work to ensure our company reflects the world we live in and there are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we'll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.
Our Finance Function is one of Capita's central corporate functions and is supporting the financial needs of the business. Our teams are creating smarter, faster financial processes across a complex organisation to ensure consistency with training, technology and knowledge sharing. We're providing clear insight to teams across the business and empowering them to make effective, meaningful decisions. Join us and discover better as you build a stronger financial future for Capita.
What's in it for you
Excellent exposure, visibility and opportunity for career development and progression The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks' fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks...and plenty more Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle - from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform
What we hope you'll do next:
Choose 'Apply now' to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you.
All interviews, assessments and background checks will continue to take place online, to completely remove the need for face-to-face contact. Should additional support be required please let us know so that suitable adjudgments can be made.
All Capita colleagues who can work from home should do so; and where it is not possible for colleagues to work remotely, we have taken important steps to protect those working from Capita's offices. Social distancing, enhanced hygiene and safety measures are already in place at all Capita locations that are open to protect our colleagues and manage the risk of COVID-19. The welfare of our people is of paramount importance to us, and we're doing everything we can to keep our colleagues and customers safe during this time.
Home-Based - GBR
United Kingdom
Time Type:
Full time
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