Consolidation Manager

Job Description

Join us as a Consolidation Manager

  • Working in a fast-paced and collaborative environment, you’ll support the bank’s annual budget process and a number of internal and regulatory stress tests
  • We’ll look to you to produce the monthly consolidated financial forecast for the bank and key legal entities
  • You’ll be seen as a subject matter expert, giving you a platform to influence and develop networks with key stakeholders across Finance

What you'll do

As a Consolidation Manager, you’ll be leading key activities to complete the consolidated monthly and annual results of the bank. This will include journal preparation and posting, querying and understanding data submissions from stakeholders and the preparation of commentary and analysis to demonstrate an understanding of the outputs.

You’ll also be acting as a primary point of contact for stakeholders for accounting and financial reporting advice matters, and as a source of knowledge on the general ledger and consolidation systems.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing expertise on the monthly consolidation and reporting process, the annual budget and various scenarios including regulatory stress tests, and recommending and implementing improvements
  • Supporting key stakeholders across Planning & Performance and the wider Finance function in the production of accurate consolidated financial forecasts, and maintaining strong working relationships
  • Advising stakeholders across Finance on month-end accounting issues, maintaining strong working relationships
  • Supporting with continuous improvement, operational and data quality initiatives
  • Reconciling and reviewing key outputs from the monthly consolidation and analysis, and delivering an explanation of the consolidated results
  • Managing changes in the financial reporting requirements and delivering effective process improvements

The skills you'll need

We’re looking for someone with relevant experience in a financial reporting role, with knowledge of IFRS statutory reporting requirements, particularly consolidation accounting and principles. You’ll have a proactive approach to continuously improving tasks and procedures, and you’ll have the ability to work under your own initiative.

Ideally, you’ll hold a professional accountancy qualification as well as knowledge of Oracle EPM or other planning tools, but this isn’t essential.

You’ll also need:

  • Knowledge of how data is used within a financial organisation, both operationally and for reporting and analysis
  • Experience of creating and understanding financial forecasts
  • The ability to understand the key drivers and issues behind the reported outputs
  • A track record of meeting tight deadlines and delivering high quality output
  • The ability to identify, build, enhance and influence key relationships