Financial Reporting Manager - household name
My client are a household name within the utilities space and due to internal promotion are looking to hire a competent Financial Reporting manager to sit within their Regulatory reporting team.
The role is pivotal between the Finance function, business and regulators - as such you will have superb exposure to CFO, Group FC, and UKFD.
You will have ultimate responsibility for preparing and reporting regulatory performance metrics for quarterly forecast and annual budgets; as well as annual reporting for inclusion in annual strategic financial business plans.
These metrics are used by the business to explain business performance to the external investors and the regulator. You will provide financial analysis and interpretation to the business and investors of performance against regulatory targets and objectives to provide value adding insight.
Key skills to perform this role include not just an ability to report these figures but crucially to interpret, understand and provide commentary to non finance professionals.
You will contribute to all key strategic and commercial decisions, plans, budgeting and forecasting for the business to help drive business performance, working closely with the functional management team and the Finance Business Partners, ensuring all financial aspects are considered.
By thoroughly understanding business levers and all regulatory price control mechanisms and models, you will produce insightful information, analysis and interpretation of financial and regulatory outcomes for presentation to UK senior management and the corporate centre to support strategic direction discussions and long-term decision making.
It goes without saying that this role provides the perfect exposure and springboard for a very successful career within a best in class finance function.
You will be a chartered accountant, have excellent numeracy skills and a talent for manipulating numbers, models and large data sets.
You will either have trained in practice, or gained your experience in-house and had exposure to large data sets, naturally developing a keen eye for interpretation and narrative.
Whilst you do not necessarily need to have come from a regulatory background (utilties/ financial services) you must be able to demostrate your ability to understand the mathematics behind the mechanisms, concepts and rules of the regulator.