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Group Financial Accounting Senior Manager

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Date: 19-Jul-2021

Location: Hemel Hempstead - Breakspear P, Hemel Hempstead - Breakspear Park, GB

Company: Britvic

At Britvic we are on a journey to become the most dynamic drinks company. As one of the UK’s leading players in the FMCG market we pride ourselves on setting high standards, being courageous and pushing ourselves to think outside of the bottle. Our brands include Robinsons, Pepsi, 7Up, Fruit Shoot, Purdey's, Tango and name a few! 

About the Role:


The role is a senior accounting position, a technical expert for the business, leading on all Group accounting and reporting matters, accounting / reporting queries from the Business Units (BUs) and setting direction for future developments in IFRS, local GAAPs or legislation from government / governing bodies.

The role will plan and deliver quality accounting papers to support accounting treatment at interim and full year close including briefing the auditors and agreeing accounting in a proactive no-surprises manner.

The role will drive acquisition fair value accounting relating to M&A activities for the Group and advise on accounting for key transactions, and complex accounting items such as derivatives, pensions, leasing and share schemes.

In addition, the role will work alongside the Group Financial Reporting Manager and will be a key point of contact for the Tax, Treasury and Cosec teams. The role will also brief BU Finance teams and Finance as a whole on future accounting and reporting developments and how they impact Britvic.


Key Responsibilities:

Accounting and Reporting - Technical Expertise & Support

Prepare accounting and reporting papers for audit and other purposes
Technical query management to support all BU Finance teams across the group
Provide technical accounting training sessions for BU Finance teams as required
Lead and advise on complex accounting matters such as pensions, derivatives, share based payments, impairment testing and leasing
Awareness on all future accounting and reporting developments
Own key models such as those required for impairment testing of intangibles and investments in subsidiaries
Own the Britvic Finance Policy Manual (IFRS), undertake a manual refresh and communicate updates to finance teams
Statutory accounts (Annual Report and subsidiary accounts) - review for appropriate disclosure requirements
Tax – advise and lead on correct accounting for entity restructures and tax owned recharges
Technical support to strategic projects – acquisition accounting, write offs/impairments etc.
Support the Group Financial Reporting Manager through Full Year and Interim reporting

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:

Ideally 3+ years PQE in Practice or a Financial Accounting / Reporting environment, preferably with plc exposure
Expert in technical accounting and reporting – IFRS, Local GAAP and accounting advice / paper production
Excellent attention to detail and strong organisation and planning skills
Statutory reporting process expertise
Management of external relationships – audit/regulatory

Key Behaviours:

Key team member in wider business projects
Influencing senior finance stakeholders
Managing complex technical problems
Taking ownership and accountability
Proactive problem identification and resolution
Managing competing priorities effectively


Degree or equivalent
Qualified Accountant

At Britvic we operate a dynamic working policy.


We believe we are stronger together and that’s why we’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees. We know that by building a truly inclusive environment where everyone feels celebrated, safe and respected - diversity and wellbeing will naturally thrive

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