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Senior GL Accountant

West Yorkshire

Location: Bradford


Role: Senior GL Accountant
Location: Bradford
Salary: £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Amazing Benefits

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.

What does a Senior GL Accountant do at Virgin Media?

The Senior GL Accountant is part of the LG UK Shared Service Centre’s Inter-company team within the Financial Accounting department and is responsible for complete, on-time and accurate monthly financial reporting for Liberty Global’s headquarters in Amsterdam and London. In addition to the usual corporate departments Liberty Global has centralized development of group technology, procurement and entered into complex financing agreements. This adds a lot of complexity and challenges to the accounting processes. The Senior GL Accountant oversees and monitors these processes. The Senior GL Accountant has regular meetings with various departments to make sure activities and priorities are aligned and partners with Group Reporting, Financial Control and Business Control.

The duties of a Senior GL Accountant are wide ranging, but ultimately you will be involved in;

* Responsible for GL accounts and sub-ledgers to be monitored, specified, reconciled and analysed. To do this the Senior GL Accountant works hands-on with the team, and initiates and hosts monthly alignment meetings with the various sub-departments;
* Post and validate journals. The Senior GL Accountant ensures the all journal entries are accompanied by proper back-up to explain why the entry is made. For this the Senior GL Accountant needs to be knowledgeable on US-GAAP requirements as well as on audit requirements. The Senior GL accountant knows how to translate complex contracts, risks and day-to-day business into financial impact;
* Responsibility for Month-End Reporting. On a monthly basis our financial statements need to be reported to various departments within Liberty Global: Group Reporting, Financial Control and Business Control. We report via Oracle, HFM, via Excel and PowerPoint;
* Responsible for SOX documentation and evidencing performance of financial controls within the LG SOX framework.
* Coach GL accountants - the Senior GL Accountant assigns responsibilities and tasks to the GL Accountants, and monitors the workload and output. In addition the Senior GL Accountant is responsible for training on the job, explaining complex accounting issues and for creating a safe and challenging working environment;
* Manage part of the offshore Financial Accounts team in Bangalore, as Liberty Global has outsourced transactional and standardized tasks to Accenture in Bangalore;
* Process changes and improvements. Liberty Global and therefore the accounting department is constantly changing, which means that processes change as well. The Senior GL Accountant will drive these changes and is always on the lookout for improvements.

Where does this job sit within Virgin Media?

This role is part of our Corporate Support Division, which includes the following centres of excellence: Corporate Affairs, Finance, Group Risk, Legal, People, Property and Facilities, and Virgin Media Shared Services. We are relationship focussed people and our aim is to partner with the business to drive, promote and embrace important and impactful organisational growth.

What’s in it for you?

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 a Senior GL Accountant we would want you to have:

* A professional accountancy qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent) with at least 5 years PQE.
* Knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS would be ideal.
* Strong Excel and Financial Systems skills and experience.
* The ability to communicate with senior stakeholders across the business, to understand their needs and requirements in order to provide excellent customer service
* Experience of working collaboratively, across internal and external teams in multiple locations, to deliver improvements and best practice
* The drive to be self-motivated, well organised and resilient - ideally with experience of working under pressure in a fast-paced environment!

In return, Virgin Media offers you the opportunity for training and development to help you lead and develop your career in the direction you want to. You will receive structured reviews with a focus on what you are looking to achieve.

Join and you’ll be part of the Virgin Media/Liberty Global family. You can trust us to do the right thing by you. We’re a great place to work - and we offer impressive benefits too. Get ready for a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension and, of course, discounts on our fantastic mobile, broadband and cable.

Other great information

We are proud to work with Everywoman to champion the advancement of women in business, and through our partnership with Scope to help one million disabled people get into and stay in work by the end of 2020. We strive to build a diverse and sustainable workforce where gender balance and parity are integral features of our workplace, and where disabled candidates and employees can confidently perform to their full potential through our Work with Me adjustment process. If you are thinking about applying for a job with us and have a condition or impairment that could impact your performance we’ll be happy to work with you to explore adjustment options.

Consideration will also be given to applications made for part-time or flexible working hours.