Gazprom Marketing & Trading - Group Reporting Manager

The Group reporting manager will assume the responsibility and accountability for the integrity of all external and parent company reporting requirements for the GM&T Group including subsidiary entities. There will also be a requirement to develop mutually beneficial relationships with other divisions within the wider Gazprom finance organisation, as well as across global reporting locations.

The role will involve leading the subsidiary control team responsible for performing specific control activities with primarily a month end Group reporting focus including specific emphasis on Balance Sheet integrity and monthly parent company reporting for the UK Group. In addition, there will be a requirement to support intra month controls enabling the subsidiary control team to act as a gatekeeper for how activities are captured in the underlying books and records of the Group.

The role will also be responsible for proactively driving the continuous improvement agenda for Finance focusing on balance sheet integrity and control, supporting the maintenance of master data structures, as well as both external and parent company reporting processes.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Preparation of various monthly and ad-hoc deliverables to support both internal and external financial reporting needs, including analytic commentary and the preparation of supplementary financial analysis for management and other stakeholders
  • Preparation / review of group consolidation for monthly, quarterly and annual IFRS reporting to meet the requirements of key stakeholders
  • Key relationship holder with external auditors. Coordinate and manage the external audit process including quarterly reviews
  • Lead annual financial statement process for subsidiary entities including preparation of Group financial statements
  • Manage and lead subsidiary control team ensuring timely delivery of parent company reporting requirements through SAP FC
  • Identify and implement architecture enhancements including automation to facilitate parent company reporting requirements using the SAP FC consolidation platform
  • Enhance general control environment though process development and improvements
  • Maintenance of financial data structures and month end reporting templates, including the maintenance of the global booking policies
  • Support reporting and control work streams within any finance change initiatives
  • Assist business planning and reporting team with parent entity forecasting and planning requirements
  • Assist with development and enhancement of group wide accounting policies and documentation

Critical review and analysis of global subsidiary financial reporting to support group control function

Skills & Competencies

  • Strong understanding of IFRS accounting and reporting and core financial accounting control principles
  • Strong working knowledge of IFRS accounting for financial instruments (IAS 32 & IFRS9) an advantage
  • Experience of preparing statutory financial information
  • Highly IT literate. MS Office (particularly Excel) to a high standard
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to be flexible regarding nature of work
  • Display high level of ownership and deliver tasks on time
  • Diligent and dependable, approaching work with an attention to detail
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as being an effective member of a team
  • Ability to work effectively with all areas of the business and to communicate with non-finance colleagues and build effective relationships
  • Thrives in a high pressure environment with challenging deadlines
  • Ability to critically analyse current work methods and suggest and rapidly implement successful change
  • Strong desire to learn and develop yourself professionally and take a willingness to share expertise and develop others

Experience

  • Post qualification experience in a large sized multinational business, either in practice or industry
  • Extensive experience in IFRS accounting standards
  • Experience of a commodities or trading business would be an advantage
  • Experience of working in an international organisation with an overseas parent company would be an advantage
  • Russian speaker would be an advantage, but not essential

Education

  • Degree level education
  • Qualified accountant (ACA or equivalent)
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