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Financial Reporting Accountant - London (Fixed Term)

London

Job description

175 years ago, our founder Thomas Cook began this company with a vision to ‘broaden the mind of others and break down the partition walls of prejudice.'

Once describing himself as ‘the willing and devoted servant of the travelling public,’ Thomas Cook was a true pioneer of the travel industry, opening up a world of new destinations and new travel experiences to everyone. By obtaining the best services and prices for his customers, he laid the foundations of the company that still bears his name today.

Thomas Cook is now one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups, supported by around 22,000 colleagues and operating from 15 countries.

Our vision today remains true to Thomas Cook’s ambitions - to be the world’s most loved holiday company.

Financial Reporting Accountant (Fixed Term)

 

Competitive salary plus excellent benefits

 

London

 

About the role

 

The Financial Reporting Accountant will support the Financial Reporting team in delivering the full year Annual Report as well as the monthly accounts whilst providing technical accounting support to the finance community.

 

Key accountabilities / responsibilities

The role has a responsibility to liaise with segments to ensure reporting to Group is both timely and to a high standard, providing guidance and support on Group accounting policies whilst being responsible for preparing monthly consolidated accounts (consolidating, reconciliations, journals etc.)

Responsible for preparing elements of month end reporting as well as external reporting and ensuring that reporting is in line with IFRS. Supporting the Head of Group Financial Reporting with external reporting requirements (IMSs, Interim Announcement and Annual Report) is a key accountability.

Supporting and delivering on Finance Projects including improvement of controls and processes within the Group Finance function, as well as the below, may be required on an adhoc basis:

  • Providing technical accounting support to the Head of Group Financial Reporting and key finance personnel within the business
  • Writing technical accounting papers to document and support accounting treatment adopted and justify areas of judgement, review accounting policies to further develop the Group Accounting Policy manual
  • Delivering technical accounting updates and training on the Group Accounting Policy manual to segment finance teams and help in performing assessments of any upcoming revisions to accounting standards

Skills and experience

 

The ideal candidate should have experience in group consolidations as well as external reporting under IFRS with a strong technical accounting background. Being able to deliver confidently and quickly despite changing priorities with an ability to prioritise and take ownership to achieve deadlines are also requirements.

A high level of drive, commitment and self-motivation with high standards and attention to detail in all aspects of output are required, along with the ability to challenge decisions/ways of working to drive better results. Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate across all levels of the organisation and across segments.

The ideal candidate should also be a recent big 4 ACA qualified accountant with strong up-to-date financial reporting knowledge (IFRS) with IT literacy using Microsoft Office, mainly Excel, Word, Powerpoint.

 

About Thomas Cook

 

Life at Thomas Cook is fast-paced and full of opportunities. We’re a leading international travel company in the middle of an exciting transformation programme.  We believe in empowering our people, so when you join us, you’ll be given the chance to create, learn and innovate. You’ll also be given the support and training you need to develop your career in the direction you choose.

 

As you might expect, our holiday benefits are something special. We’ll give you an allowance towards your holiday every year, depending on how long you’ve been with us.  There are also special last minute employee deals, which give you the opportunity to pick up a holiday at an outstanding price. Working for Thomas Cook, you can travel the world for less.

 

We also offer a flexible benefits package, ‘Mychoice’, which gives you a range of options such as buying and selling annual leave, a ‘bike to work’ scheme and  purchasing retail or childcare vouchers.  Other benefits include a contributory pension scheme.

 

 

 

 

Life at Thomas Cook is fast-paced and full of opportunities. We’re a leading international travel company that believes in empowering our people, so when you join us, you’ll be given the chance to create, learn and innovate. You’ll also be given the support and training you need to develop your career in the direction you choose.

As you might expect, our holiday benefits are something special. We’ll give you an allowance towards your holiday every year, depending on how long you’ve been with us.  There are also special last minute employee deals, which give you the opportunity to pick up a holiday at an outstanding price. Working for Thomas Cook, you can travel the world for less.

We also offer a flexible benefits package that gives you a range of options to ensure your benefits match your lifestyle.

Further Information

Location
London
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
No
Car Preferred
No
Must be eligible to work in the EU
No
Cover Letter Required
No

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