Finance Manager - Virgin Media Ireland

West Yorkshire

Location: Bradford

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Salary: Competitive Salary + Bonus + Benefits

Finance Manager - VM Ireland (VMIE)

Bradford, BD4 8PW

Competitive Salary + bonus + excellent benefits

This is an exciting time to join Virgin Media as a Finance Manager for Virgin Media Ireland (VMIE). You will own the delivery of accurate and complete accounting information and reporting for the division, to be delivered in accordance with the group reporting timetable. This will involve effectively working with both onshore and outsourced accounting teams in order to deliver fully reviewed financial and management accounting information on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
Your duties will be wide ranging, but ultimately you will be responsible for:

* Identifying and managing operational and financial risks to OCF and Balance Sheet accounts.
* Building expertise on the processes within your area.
* Liaising with stakeholders to understand business changes and strategy, taking responsibility to work with them to amend processes to ensure accounting remains accurate and timely.
* Reviewing and presenting divisional reporting packs for internal stakeholders in line with required deadlines.
* Providing variance analysis with meaningful commercial commentary.
* Working with Group Financial Control and Policy to ensure GAAP compliant policies are applied to profit and loss accounting entries.
* Identifying and communicating non-recurring transactions.
* Taking responsibility for Balance Sheet accounts, including review of reconciliations and ensuring adequate assurance activities have occurred, commercial and transactional completeness of commentary, and summarisation of key items.
* SOX control completion and effectiveness, payment approvals, chart of accounts mappings and governance changes for your area, and ownership of audit relationship for your area.
* Owning and understanding the accounting processes and reconciliations that the offshore team will perform for you to enable you to deliver the accurate accounting for your area.
* Following or implementing sufficient governance and measurement to ensure performance issues or changes do not impact overall deliverables.
* Collaborating with the Financial Accounts team to ensure they have what they need to produce accurate external reporting for statutory accounts, regulatory returns or Liberty consolidated quarterly 10Q/10K reports.
* Assisting the Balance Sheet Reporting Team in the provision of accurate balance sheet reporting with commercial reasoning to enable cash management, Treasury forecasting and central control submissions to Liberty group.
* Liaising with Divisional Operational teams on all changes and leading the monthly accounting calls with them and the offshore teams for processes with higher risk of error/change or to gain commercial knowledge that will assist with review.
* Adhering to accounting policy & control - discussing one offs, assurance work and process changes to ensure GAP compliance for all external reports.
* Ad hoc overseas travel from time to time to build relationships with colleagues.
Everyone in our Finance team has a proactive approach to work, with a keen eye for detail and the ability to deliver to deadlines. If you join us as a Finance Manager for VM Ireland we would want you to have:

* A professional accountancy qualification (CIMA/ACA/ACCA or equivalent).
* Relevant Management Accounting and/or audit experience, ideally within a large organisation.
* Proven ability to communicate and influence effectively at all levels.

* Offshore operations experience, as well as familiarity working across internal and external teams within a matrix organisation would be beneficial but is not essential.
So why Virgin Media? We are delivering the biggest investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure for over a decade, with a huge programme to extend our ultrafast broadband network and brilliant Virgin TV to 17 million homes and businesses. We’re challenging our competitors with the best services and the fastest speeds.
Join and you’ll be part of the Virgin Media family. We’re a great place to work - and we offer impressive benefits too! You will get a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension, performance related bonus and, of course, discounts across Virgin Media products ad Virgin brands
Come and be a part of something special. Join us!

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