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Senior Group Reporting Manager

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    Mid-level & Senior Level
  • Accounting & Tax
  • Manchester
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  • You must be a qualified accountant with Big 4 training and 3-5 years PQE, experienced in Group Reporting within a Listed company. Excellent technical knowledge in IFRS and FRS 101/102, with attention to detail and ability to manage multiple workstreams.
  • You will oversee month-end reporting, prepare Annual Report & Accounts under IFRS, handle ad-hoc requests, drive process improvements, and manage a team of 4-5.


  • Experience working within Group Reporting management, preferably within a Listed company achieved in industry (retail experience is advantageous).
  • Must be a Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA), Big 4 trained, as an auditor or technical accountant, with 3-5 years PQE and a well-respected degree.
  • A technically strong accountant able to interpret and articulate complex accounting guidance clearly in a clear and concise manner in both written and verbal formats, with an excellent technical knowledge base in IFRS and FRS 101/102.
  • Experience in the production of and/or audit of Plc accounts.
  • Excellent attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy in all aspects of financial reporting.
  • Proactive, organised, with the ability to manage multiple workstreams concurrently and a willingness to learn and work with initiative.
  • Have a commercial outlook and an understanding of how accounting standards are applied in a commercial retail context.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills in order to build and maintain relationships within Head Office and local subsidiary teams as well as external stakeholders (e.g. auditors).


  • Month end reporting:
  • Managing and performing the consolidation of the Group financial accounts on a monthly basis including the preparation of supporting files and posting of group adjustments.
  • Directing and coordinating the loading of data including review of monthly information provided to the Group team (prepared in consolidation systems - Cognos Controller and TM1).
  • Commercial review of monthly input from subsidiary companies.
  • Ensure internal controls are documented as well as compliance with accounting standards.
  • Preparation of the Annual Report and Accounts for the Plc under IFRS (year-end & interims):
  • Oversight and responsibility for the preparation of areas of the financial statements and other regulatory reports within Group Reporting, ensuring timely and accurate submissions to the relevant stakeholders, working closely with the external auditors.
  • Review and data extraction/analysis to assist with the preparation of the Annual Report and Accounts for the Plc under IFRS (year-end & interims).
  • Coordination and preparation of supporting files and papers for audit.
  • Preparation and review of financial information for ad-hoc requests and external announcements/presentations.
  • Other:
  • Involvement in ad-hoc projects to continuously drive efficiencies and process improvements across all workstreams.
  • Involvement in the preparation/review of annual impairment reviews for the intangible assets and investments held in associates and joint ventures.
  • Managing and mentoring a team of 4-5 with varying experience levels.


What qualifications are required for the Senior Group Reporting Manager role?

The ideal candidate should be a qualified accountant, preferably big four trained, with extensive experience in group reporting and consolidations.

What are the key responsibilities of the Senior Group Reporting Manager?

The Senior Group Reporting Manager will be responsible for managing a team, liaising with divisional finance teams, ensuring the accuracy of Group Management accounts, and timely reporting of Group results for the Annual Report and Interim Results.

Who will the Senior Group Reporting Manager report to?

The Senior Group Reporting Manager will report to the Head of Group Reporting.

What skills are essential for success in this role?

Problem solving skills, interpersonal skills, a 'can-do' attitude, and the ability to work closely with divisional finance, FP&A, and tax teams are essential for success in this role.

What opportunities for career growth are available for the Senior Group Reporting Manager?

The Senior Group Reporting Manager will have the opportunity for professional development and career progression within the Group finance team of a fast-paced FTSE 100 Plc.

Retail & Consumer Goods

Mission & Purpose

JD Sports is a prominent UK-based retail company specialising in sportswear, athletic footwear, and related accessories. Their ultimate mission is to provide customers with a comprehensive range of top-quality sportswear brands, sneakers, and sports-related fashion items. JD Sports' purpose revolves around enabling individuals to pursue an active and healthy lifestyle by offering them the latest and most stylish sportswear options, catering to their athletic and fashion needs.