Finance Manager - Financial Accounts

Liberty Global
United Kingdom
09 Jun 2024
12 Jun 2024
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time
We're looking for a Finance Manager – Financial Accounts (Qualified Accountant) to join us in Bradford.

This is hybrid working – 2 days in the office, 3 days remote.

As part of the continued growth and diversification of our Financial Accounts team at Liberty Shared Services (LSS), as we go through an exciting period of expansion and change, we are looking for additional Finance Managers to lead teams, workstreams and projects across various group Operating Companies and external brands.

As a Finance Manager, you will be a Qualified Accountant reporting to a Senior Finance Manager, supporting and working closely with our teams in Bradford and across the wider business, to deliver accurate reporting and analysis to internal and external stakeholders across the Liberty Global Footprint.

Financial Accounts are responsible for developing and delivering financial accounting activity, which includes debt, interest, derivatives, and share–based compensation, as well as preparing comprehensive financial reports, ensuring compliance with IFRS and other statutory requirements.

There has never been a better time to join Liberty Global. We're a dynamic, high–growth and tech–led group of businesses, where as a Finance Manager – Financial Accounts you would be ideally suited with proven post–qualification experience and a desire to develop your career with a global market leader.

What will you be doing?
You will manage below–the–operating–profit–line activities (BOCF), including debt, interest (external and inter–group), derivatives, restructuring, and share–based compensation.
Whilst handling holding company accounts, cash accounting, fixed assets, and lease accounting, you will also perform group consolidation and foreign exchange/CTA accounting.
You will prepare accurate monthly and quarterly results in line with group accounting policy and Internal Control/SOX requirements and deliver financial information for external reporting requirements.
Conducting month–end balance sheet analysis and reporting, you will also ensure balance sheet governance, integrity, and assurance.
You will improve internal efficiencies and output quality through process enhancements and collaboration with internal and external teams, with a focus on tactical and strategic use of technology for automation and digitization.

We tend to look for people with:
Proven as a Finance Manager, Qualified Accountant, or Audit Manager with Financial Accounts experience.
Professional Accountancy qualification (ACA; ACCA; CIMA etc.) and either newly qualified or with a degree of post–qualified experience.
Coaching and development of less experienced finance and accounting colleagues.
Knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS.
Experience of working within large complex corporate structures, whilst managing key stakeholder relationships and delivering to deadlines.
High attention to detail with the ability to prepare and review timetables, plans and performance metrics accurately, and identify and drive the resolution of errors or issues.
Strong Excel skills.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Financial systems skills (e.g. Oracle, Hyperion/HFM).

What's in it for you?
Competitive salary
25 days annual leave with the option to purchase 5 more
Access to well–being and mental health benefits such as the Calm app, personal medical, critical illness cover and dental insurance
Matched pension contribution up to 10%
Access to our car benefit scheme
Access to our online learning platform to continue to develop and grow your career with us
The chance to join an innovative, fast–paced and passionate team

_ Who we are: _

We're building Tomorrow's Connections Today, bringing people together through the power of our technology.

Liberty Global is a world leader in converged broadband, video and mobile communications and an active investor in cutting–edge infrastructure, content and technology ventures.

With our investments in fibre–based and 5G networks, we play a vital role in society, currently providing over 85 million fixed and mobile connections and rolling out the next generation of products and services, while readying our networks for 10 Gbps and beyond.

We're creating national champions, combining the best broadband and mobile networks under brands such as Virgin Media–02 in the UK, VodafoneZiggo in The Netherlands, Telenet in Belgium, Sunrise in Switzerland, Virgin Media in Ireland and UPC in Slovakia.

Liberty Global Ventures, our global investment arm, has a portfolio of more than 75 companies and funds across content, technology and infrastructure, including strategic stakes in ITV, Univision, Plume, Lionsgate and the Formula E racing series.

Our scale enables us to transfer knowledge and expertise across our operations and investments, creating a dynamic family of brands united in the pursuit of innovation and excellence.

And we're prioritising diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplace and communities, while reducing our impact on the environment. We are using technology as a force for good; for our people, our partners and the planet.

Liberty Global is an equal–opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our people. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process.

Job Type: Full–time

Company pension

Work Location: In person

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