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Reporting Manager

Posted 26 January by Mothercare Featured Ended

Job Purpose

This is a varied and challenging role which provides huge scope for progression and exposure across the business. Outside of monthly processes there are significant opportunity work with the commercial team as well as to influence and steer the course of the role and the processes within the wider Finance Team and senior stakeholders. Candidates with a natural aptitude for process refinement, troubleshooting and systems improvement would be of particular interest to us. Experience in managing an owning timely and accurate reports, able to articulate the wider group performance as well as explain any variance in the budget or the forecasts. This person will also oversee and management of period end including the consolidation of all UK and International companies.

Key Accountability/Responsibilities

  • Fully understand system procedures required to deliver management accounts and proactively manage impact of business changes on reporting.
  • Develop MI and processes to reflect business change and new requirements.
  • Support monthly board and executive committee reports and collate information from finance stakeholders.

Balance Sheets

  • Own Group balance sheet and all related processes and reporting, ensuring all key balance sheets are reconciled on a timely basis and variances to expectations are understood with appropriate actions in place
  • Update monthly balance sheet risks & opportunities tracker understanding drivers behind each one
  • Reconcile and review owned balance sheet accounts.

Statutory accounting:

  • Support delivery of statutory accounts in line with internal and external timetable.
  • Reconcile and understand differences in statutory and management accounts.
  • Draft audit papers for half year and year end reporting


  • Own the quality of earnings tracker
  • Own designated P&L lines and prepare budget and forecast for those lines, inc. Share based payments, Pensions, Bonus, Goodwill
  • Other ad-hoc work and projects as directed by the business

Key Relationships

  • CFO
  • Head of Group Finance
  • Head of Business Partnering
  • Head of Tax

Knowledge and Skills

  • ACA qualified
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to demonstrate strong personal integrity
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Customer-focused and proactive
  • Ability to deal with a fast paced continuously evolving role
  • An open and honest approach
  • Ambitious, determined and focused on achievement
  • Effective communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Best Things

What’s in it for you?
These are exciting times at the Mothercare Group – for our customers and for our people. Our business is transforming and you could be part of this change. We offer a competitive salary and benefits, on the job training and an opportunity for career progression for the right person.

For over 50 years, the Mothercare Group has been providing parents and parents-to-be with everything they need in one place, offering the best quality and most innovative products, from pregnancy to 8 years. It is a respected international brand with over 1200 stores in over 60 countries.

Mothercare cares. If you care, come and join us.

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