Head of Group Reporting

Loughton, Essex
Competitive salary +package
20 Nov 2017
14 Dec 2017
Job Role
Accountant, Tax
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Head of Group Reporting

Loughton, Essex

Competitive salary +package

Who are we

Founded in 1992 and with over 700 staff, Galliard is a property development, hospitality and management group overseeing mixed-use, residential, hotel and commercial projects across London and Southern England with a £4.06 billion portfolio of over 7,181 homes, hotels, retail premises and commercial properties.

With an impressive portfolio of award winning developments, we are proud to be considered as London's leading property developer

The Position

As Head of Group Reporting, you will be accountable for running the Group Consolidation Reporting function. You will work together with the Accounting team to make changes and improvements where necessary.

The role interacts on a regular basis with the CEO, investments team, legal counsel and other finance team members.

Responsibilities to include;

  • Own the group consolidation process preparing the consolidated group accounts across c150 entities, including Joint Venture and entity (UK and other territories) statutory accounts
  • Prepare quarterly Consolidated management reports in a timely manner with underlying analysis around key areas & perform quarterly balance sheet reconciliation reviews
  • Lead the preparation of group statutory audit, and liaise with the audit team to ensure the smooth running of the process
  • Develop and improve the Group's consolidation reporting function using current platforms of Excel and sourcing of new consolidation software where appropriate
  • Ensure appropriate accounting advice given for any transactions into Group e.g. acquisitions and subsequent inclusion in group consolidation, together with ensuring all shareholder, JV agreements are in place and reflect the business relationship
  • Liaise with Investments and Legal to prepare forward projections on a rolling 3 month basis to assist with cash flows and lending requirements
  • Ensure compliance with FRS102, preparing technical papers for review and circulation on business activities and associated accounting treatment
  • Undertake a technical review of accounting standards and assess their impact on Group accounting policies and reporting
  • Assist in implementing a head office department budget process and review
  • Regularly review and revise the Group accounting policies and accounting manual

The Person

  • Qualified ACA/ACCA/ACMA Accountant with extensive PQE Experience
  • Extensive knowledge of GAAP (UK GAAP/FRS102 essential)
  • PQE Experience of consolidating a large number of entities- subsidiaries and joint ventures
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Problem solving, innovative thinking, able to see the wider business and commercial implications of ideas/projects
  • Well-organised, able to manage complex projects and enable/monitor the contribution of others
  • Basic experience of Corporation Tax
  • Experience of Coins accounting package would be desirable


  • 24 days holiday
  • Private healthcare scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Competitive salary

Closing date for applications; 14th December 2017

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