Finance Manager - Corporate Accountant - FTC, Open to flexible working

Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
07 Jun 2021
27 Jun 2021

FTC End December 2021

Job purpose:

Are you an experienced Accountant within Corporate Finance? If you have experience working on fast paced, complex projects within Finance Transformation this could be an exciting opportunity for you to explore within our Consumer Health Function.

As Finance Manager, you will be responsible for project delivery including, providing technical accounting advice, group consolidation financial reporting instructions as well as delivering training and providing guidance to our financial stakeholders across a number of different areas and levels across the organisation on a Global scale.

Consumer Health: (GSK NewCo):

  • GSK is undertaking a large and complex programme to separate its currently integrated consumer business into a standalone legal and operational entity. The new entity will become one of the largest Consumer Healthcare companies in the world, offering many well-known and trusted brands.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyse accounting adjustment entanglements and propose approach to disentangle.
  • Creating intercompany balances approach to ensure a phased settlement in advance of spin.
  • Provide expertise in responding to questions raised by LOC (Local Entities) (or regional) FDs in the support of the analysis and construction of asset disentanglement proposals.
  • Review proposed BSD (Balance Sheet Disentanglement) STPs (proposals) for accuracy, completeness and compliance (with centrally mandated principles and guidance) ahead of submission to Approval Board.
  • Consolidate LOC STPs to present themes, trends and 'macro impacts' to the BSD Board in order to enable decision making.
  • Support and challenge LOC teams in the creation of asset/liability disentanglement plans.
  • Liaise with centrally managed activities covering areas such as Tech, Pension, People and WREF and ensure these are included in STP's.
  • Provide analysis support for above entity Corporate entanglements.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Qualified member of recognised professional finance body (e.g. ACA / CIMA / ACCA).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge
  • First-hand project management experience.
  • Strong financial reporting experience.
  • Group consolidation reporting experience.
  • Strong system knowledge.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with Power BI.

Why GSK?

At GSK, we're a company with a special purpose, to help people do more feel better and live longer. Realising our purpose starts with us. When we feel at our best, we perform at our best.

When you set out on your adventure at GSK, we make a deal. You commit to living GSK's values and expectations and performing against our Innovation, Performance and Trust priorities. And in return, GSK commits to providing the right environment for you to thrive. Put simply, it's about you being motivated to do your best work, in a place where you can be you, feel good and keep growing.

Together we build an environment where we can all thrive and focus on what matters most to each of us. It is only through the energy, dedication, drive and passion of all of us that we can be the very best for GSK, and importantly, for our patients and consumers.

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers. As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

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