group financial control and reporting manager

Job Title: group financial control and reporting manager
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: London
Salary: 50000 - 76000
Reference: GFC
Job Published: January 31, 2020 12:48

Job Description

At innocent we’re going through an exciting period of growth and we need more hands on deck to help us achieve this. We’re looking for someone with bags of potential to join our group finance team.
You’ll be responsible for maintaining, updating and implementing a consistent financial control regime across the group, coordinating with our finance teams across Europe and Asia to ensure that our ledger is clean as a whistle and that our monthly close goes without a hitch. A big part of this is the balance sheet reconciliation process, which you will own.
You’ll be responsible for reporting within innocent – including our group P&L pack, our giant consolidation spreadsheet and our “year-to-date-year-to-go” monthly actuals and reforecast. You’ll also be responsible for reporting to our shareholder, the Coca-Cola Company, with all the associated complications, including US GAAP/IFRS differences, other variances between management and shareholder reporting, and FX.
You’ll manage the yearly audit of the group-related companies.
You’ll also be responsible for reviewing the senior accounting officer documentation, and the schedule 230 documentation of contractual liabilities.
You will be involved in the development and eventual roll-out of our new enterprise resource management system, which is due to replace many of our current systems (which we have thoroughly outgrown) in November 2020. This will also transform almost all of our reporting and financial control processes.
You’ll manage and be responsible for the ongoing development of a team of 2 group finance analysts.

you'll have

  • ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualification with relevant post-qualification experience, including:
  • managing a controlled financial environment
  • managing and developing people
  • managing a statutory audit
  • have an eye for detail but also a grasp of the bigger picture
  • have a track record of successfully juggling many conflicting priorities

you'll get

  • an exciting core finance role with fingers in an awful lot of pies
  • the opportunity to participate in and make a difference to a great working environment
  • the chance to develop and grow as innocent’s business expands across the world


You will help us to keep doing business the right way – keeping innocent one of the Sunday Times Best Places to Work, using our B Corp status to inspire wider change, and reinforcing our culture of staying little as we grow big.
In return for everything you can bring, we can offer you an exciting, challenging role in a fast-growing and dynamic business, with plenty of career opportunities in the UK and across Europe as well as a competitive rewards package.  We also have some great clubs, a free breakfast and as many smoothies as you can shake a stick at. Take a look at our reward page for more details. If you think you have everything we're looking for and more, then we'd love to hear from you.  You'll need to get your skates on though, as applications close soon.
Dolly Parton may have worked Nine to Five but you don't have to.  We're all about being healthy and happy here at innocent so we're open to a chat about flexible working. No promises, but we reckon that if it's good for you, then it's good for us.
No agencies please.