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Location
Swindon / Remote

The opportunity

As External Reporting Accountant, you'll play an important role in the Openwork Partnership's Finance team,  supporting the Head of Financial Reporting & Control and Head of Finance & Strategy in delivering statutory reporting. 
A key role in the development and deployment of appropriate best-in-class year-end and consolidation process and controls within Financial Reporting. Acting as a vital and valued member of the Openwork Finance team, you'll be part of helping the team to achieve its operational objectives and ensuring that it delivers a high quality and cost-effective service to all stakeholders.
 
This role will require attendance on site 2-3 days a week at our Swindon Hub
 
The Benefits
  • Salary - up to £60,000
  • Bonus scheme - on target bonus -10%
  • Pension scheme - contribute up to 5% of your salary and Openwork will match you and put in an extra 5%
  • Critical illness cover
  • Income protection
  • Death in service 
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy up to an additional 10 days
  • A range of other flexible benefits to include private medical insurance, dental insurance and much more.

Key accountabilities:
  • Responsibility for leading the planning and preparation of Group and subsidiary statutory and regulatory reporting.
  • Responsible for leading on interim audit and supporting Head of Financial Reporting & Control with pre-year end papers to the Audit Committee.
  • Lead tax reporting – quarterly VAT returns, quarterly Corporation Tax estimates & annual Corporation Tax computations.
  • Lead and influence the interests of Finance through collaboration and engagement across the business.
  • Challenge and lead the development of the Openwork Financial Reporting Control Framework (FRCF) within external reporting.
  • Provide continuous development of external reporting disclosures in light of changing external reporting environment.
  • Work closely with Head of Financial Reporting & Control and external auditors to ensure compliance with accounting policies.
  • Drive enhancements to the structure and content of external reporting documents strengthening the clarity of messaging.
  • Responsibility for certain month end tasks as part of our monthly reporting to Board.
  • Ensure adherence to deadlines and attainment of standards across Financial Reporting areas of responsibility in the delivery of external reporting.

What will you need to succeed?

  • Qualified Accountant (ideally ACA/ACCA, preferably large audit firm or Blue Chip) with 1+ years PQE
  • Strong financial/regulatory reporting and technical accounting skills
  • Experience of Financial Services advantageous
  • Experience of HMRC & FCA reporting advantageous
  • Experience of Microsoft Dynamics GP advantageous
  • Knowledge of Financial Services legislation and regulation
  • In-depth knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Awareness of market and financial risk
  • Understanding of accounting in a business environment
  • Professional manner; enthusiastic and positive attitude.
  • Best in class of leading and planning statutory reporting.
  • Highly motivated self-starter.
  • Experience of interacting with senior stakeholders.
  • Highly organised and efficient with an ability to work under pressure and deliver to agreed deadlines.
  • Strong communication, collaboration and stakeholder management skills.

Why us?

We're a dynamic, fast paced, and growing business with huge ambition. This is all made possible by the brilliant people who are part of The Openwork Partnership family. We're investing heavily in our colleagues, continuously striving to give them the platform to develop personally and professionally and reach their full potential.

We’re also very proud of our culture, as one of the Best 100 Large Companies to work for in 2022. The Openwork Partnership values, and respects individuality and we are committed to building an inclusive culture and environment where you can balance a successful career with your commitments and interests outside of work. We believe that you will bring your best self to work if you are trusted to choose when, where and how you do it.

On top of offering a modern workplace with bags of development opportunities, we also offer a highly attractive benefits package to reward you for your hard work. This includes a competitive base salary, an industry-leading annual bonus, enhanced pension, critical illness cover, income protection and a range of other flexible benefits.

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