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Director - Group Financial Reporting (fixed-term contract)

Employer
London Stock Exchange Group
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 11, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
About us:

LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) is more than a diversified global financial markets infrastructure and data business. We are dedicated, open-access partners with a commitment to excellence in delivering the services our customers expect from us. With extensive experience, deep knowledge and worldwide presence across financial markets, we enable businesses and economies around the world to fund innovation, manage risk and create jobs. It's how we've contributed to supporting the financial stability and growth of communities and economies globally for more than 300 years!

Through a comprehensive suite of trusted financial market infrastructure services - and our open-access model - we provide the flexibility, stability and trust that enable our customers to pursue their ambitions with confidence and clarity.

LSEG is headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in 70 countries across EMEA, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. We employ 25,000 people globally, more than half located in Asia Pacific. LSEG's ticker symbol is LSEG.

Our people:

People are at the heart of what we do and drive the success of our business. Our culture of connecting, creating opportunity and delivering excellence shape how we think, how we do things and how we help our people fulfil their potential.

We embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. We break down barriers and encourage teamwork, enabling innovation and rapid development of solutions that make a difference. Our workplace generates an enriching and rewarding experience for our people and customers alike. Our vision is to build an inclusive culture in which everyone feels encouraged to fulfil their potential.

As a global organisation spanning 70 countries and one rooted in a culture of growth, opportunity, diversity and innovation, LSEG is a place where everyone can grow, develop and fulfil your potential with meaningful careers.

Overview of the role:

This is a high profile role within the finance function and is critical to our ability to meet our external reporting requirements. It sits within the Group Reporting and Technical Accounting team and would report directly into the Head of Group Reporting. The role has 5 direct reports located in London, India and New York. You will need to work closely with teams across Finance, Investor Relations and FP&A as well as with the IT systems teams.

Core Role:
  • Critical role in production and delivery of the consolidated Group financial statements and other external reporting obligations.
  • Own the Group reporting process on a monthly cycle and ensure the process is delivered consistently and on time.Drive continued improvements on the reporting process across the Group.
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to other members of the Group Reporting team along with delivering broader support to the Finance Department as required.
  • Support in the development of finance systems.
  • Act as key coordinating role with auditors, including Deloitte transition.
Responsibilities:
  • Manages the production of financial reporting in line with Group policies and procedures;
  • Management of the teams responsible for Group Consolidation and Cash Flow production;
  • Ownership and review of the divisional financials submitted to Group;
  • Manage HFM and the reporting into the finance systems, including working with IT to resolve any system issues impacting the Group financial reporting process.
  • Identifies process improvement opportunities and assesses reporting best practices for new and existing activities and transaction flows and implementing those changes to the system;
  • Coordinate with divisional reporting teams to manage the month end close process and own the monthly timetable;
  • Work with the technical accounting team to finalise statutory reporting;
  • Coordinate with Auditors on deliverables, close and sign-off;
  • Provision of any analysis to support business and provision of information;
  • Query resolution and support to reporting finance teams and the wider Group;
  • Identifies process improvement opportunities and assesses reporting best practices for new and existing activities and transaction flows;
  • Work closely with FP&A to ensure financial information provided in the Management packs is accurate.
  • Work closely with IR to help manage and deliver on external reporting requirements.
Required Skills and Experience
  • Accountancy Qualification (ACCA, CIMA or ACA or equivalent) .
  • Extensive post qualified experience.
  • Experience in IFRS accounting standards.
  • Strong stakeholder and project management skills.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with global colleagues.
  • Effective oral and written communication that resonates with the target audience.
  • Management skills to deal with other qualified senior accountants as well as non-finance audience.
  • Pro-active behaviour that demonstrates initiative and positive work ethic to ensure activities are delivered to the required time, budget and quality.
  • Ability to utilise all available resources and toolsets to investigate and resolve problems and ensures the most appropriate solution is identified.
  • Strong planning and prioritising according to business needs.
LSEG is a leading global financial markets infrastructure and data provider. Our purpose is driving financial stability, empowering economies and enabling customers to create sustainable growth.

Our purpose is the foundation on which our culture is built. Our values of Integrity, Partnership , Excellence and Change underpin our purpose and set the standard for everything we do, every day. They go to the heart of who we are and guide our decision making and everyday actions.

Working with us means that you will be part of a dynamic organisation of 25,000 people across 65 countries. However, we will value your individuality and enable you to bring your true self to work so you can help enrich our diverse workforce. You will be part of a collaborative and creative culture where we encourage new ideas and are committed to sustainability across our global business. You will experience the critical role we have in helping to re-engineer the financial ecosystem to support and drive sustainable economic growth. Together, we are aiming to achieve this growth by accelerating the just transition to net zero, enabling growth of the green economy and creating inclusive economic opportunity.

LSEG offers a range of tailored benefits and support, including healthcare, retirement planning, paid volunteering days and wellbeing initiatives.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. This means that we do not discriminate on the basis of anyone's race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. Conforming with applicable law, we can reasonably accommodate applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as mental health or physical disability needs.

Please take a moment to read this privacy notice carefully, as it describes what personal information London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) (we) may hold about you, what it's used for, and how it's obtained, your rights and how to contact us as a data subject .

If you are submitting as a Recruitment Agency Partner, it is essential and your responsibility to ensure that candidates applying to LSEG are aware of this privacy notice.

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